Praxis

Sometimes we meet people and they become written into our lives. We cannot imagine life without them. Their visions and hopes, their habits of heart, begin to be part-and-parcel of what we believe our lives are to be about. Evan … more »

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More than a Paycheck

“Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck.  Your profession is what you’re put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.”   -Vincent Van Gogh  “What do you … more »

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Life Doesn’t Come with a Syllabus

The walk across the graduation stage is a physically short distance but the reality of life from the beginning to the end of that walk is immeasurable. Those final steps as a college student don’t take very long, yet the … more »

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Silence

Silence can be extremely helpful or destroying to one’s psyche. Going through my daily routine, I almost always have some type of noise around me, whether that be music playing from Pandora, talking to someone, or simply street noise from … more »

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Broad Places

…You gave a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip. -Psalm 18:36 Just after my high school graduation, before heading east for college, I was working in a mountain resort town in my home … more »

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The Heart of Vocation

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela It is hard to go very far in conversations … more »

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Living in the Muck and the Mire

“Can you know the world and still love the world?” – Dr. Steve Garber[1] The world is full of sin, brokenness, heartache, and distress. I don’t need to tell you that – it is common human experience. Over the past … more »

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Constraint, Consent & Motherhood

“As a Christian woman, in particular, I find this framework of ‘balance’ to be mostly anemic.  It is not wrong exactly – helping women find the vocabulary and mechanisms necessary to manage time and commitments adeptly and on an even … more »

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Creating for now and eternity

What do Christian architects, a contractor, an international relations coordinator, a marketing photographer, a musician, a preschool administrator/teacher and a psychotherapist all have in common?  As Christians, we know that we can be “salt and light” in the workplace sharing … more »

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Suffering in our vocations in order to bless

When money is tight or ideas fail, when leaders deceive or coworkers turn, it can be hard to discern what faithfulness to a particular calling looks like.  Labored prayer and conversations with friends often include questions like, “How much do … more »

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