New Site: Vocation

Seek the Flourishing of the City, Again and Again

“Take Idaho” was the way my sister-in-law Kathryn Elliott Stegall put it so very poetically as she mused over our longing to see all things well in the world. But the world is large, and how on earth do we … more »

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Clowns of God

Like many, many others, I have long loved the work of children’s author and illustrator Tomie De Paola, and particularly how he includes insights into his Italian heritage and his vibrant Catholic faith through simple story-telling. A Mormon friend introduced … more »

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Food in Life, Life in Food

The Food in Life and the Life in Food Nikki Holdridge / The Falls Church Fellows Program 1 May 2017 I love food. I love to eat food. I love to work with food but I think most of all I … more »

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Very Beautiful, Very Broken

  Which way should I go? That isn’t the only question human beings ask, but it is a common question, and given who I am and what I do, it is a question I hear most every day in one … more »

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On Planting Trees

“I’ve planted four trees in our yard this year.” Words, words, and more words…. so many words. Mostly we forget them, and perhaps we should. But some words stick, defining our days, sometimes our lives. We have been making a … more »

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Vocations as Sacramental Signposts

I began with the sainted story of California. Like all of life, and the history of every people and every place, the story of California is a complex one, even a messy one. On the one hand, what we know … more »

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Good Work Matters for Everyone Everywhere

And the doors clanged shut. It is only grace that makes it be that I haven’t spent most of life in prison. The few times I have walked in, I have walked out. A long time ago now, I was … more »

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Learning to Learn About Things That Matter

Yesterday I spoke at Friends University in Wichita, a school in the Quaker tradition. A glorious building was imagined, and then brought into being in the late 19th-century to house this hope for educating the next generation of “Friends,” as … more »

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Entrepreneurial Imagination, Entrepreneurial Vocation

“But why does responsibility matter so much? What if we just imagine ourselves as responsible– isn’t that the same?” Last night a group of folks from across Seattle met at the invitation of Veritas Cities to think about “Designing Experiences … more »

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Missio on the Tabernacle: In the Details

Select ODBC External Database. Choose Manage Tab. Select SAE_808_VW. Export to Excel – Values Only. Remove Duplicates. Sort by Billing Amount. Refresh Data. Validate Batch. View Control Report Exceptions. These are some of the tedious, although at times strangely gratifying, … more »

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