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Calling

Is Your Calling Worth Dying for?

Mable Chan | Posted 08.29.2014 | Media
Mable Chan

The answers I believe, may well lie in his pure innocence and courage to discover and report the ground truth -- no matter how ugly the truth, how high the price.

The Problem With Work

Dr. Shelley Prevost | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shelley Prevost

The happiest people I know intensely and relentlessly bring their full self to many activities. Although sometimes manic and stressful, they are really good at maneuvering between different circumstances with enthusiasm.

Stop Waiting for Your Calling and Start Living

Paul Perkins | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Perkins

Most of us believe our life has a unique purpose. And while this is certainly true, our culture's overemphasis of this message has left us expecting life to unfold like a movie. We all believe we're destined for greatness and success. Everyone expects fame and fortune.

Life After Life Purpose

Kelley Harrell | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

It's true that shamanism isn't my passion. It's my gift. It's the gift I bring, and the gift I receive, ongoing. It's not my job. It's who I am. It's not what I do, it's how I live.

Moonlighting Pastors and Postponed Health Care: Record Debt Loads Overwhelming Many Seminary Graduates

David Briggs | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Many women and men pursuing a religious vocation long have been hesitant even to ask this question: Can I afford it? They have been taught to take...

Inspired Leadership -- Longing for the Hero's Journey

Brennan Smith | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Brennan Smith

Just like every good hero, I was Refusing the Call every time I felt a compelling passion to pursue something, but talked myself out of it. In fact, I was so dead-set on the idea that the Call would come from outside of me, that I didn't even hear it inside.

Calling -- From Take the Leap

Heather McCloskey Beck | Posted 11.27.2013 | Books
Heather McCloskey Beck

Living a life that we love is a highly creative act, and yet we often find it to be an elusive challenge.

The Purpose of Life

Heather McCloskey Beck | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather McCloskey Beck

Yes, our pursuit of truth is challenging, requiring us to be willing to think and respond in new and fresh ways, to be ready to break away from the pack mentality of thought.

Why Toxic People Aren't All Bad

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

We do not become the people who this world needs simply by turning our backs on anyone we don't like, trust, or deem healthy enough to be in our presence. No, in fact, those are exactly the people we need to let into our lives. Not just for their sake, but for ours.

MLK's Friend Says 'Get Busy!' (On Your Dreams, That Is)

Roadtrip Nation | Posted 03.23.2013 | Black Voices
Roadtrip Nation

The question is: if you resolutely pledged yourself to your dreams, what could you accomplish? Whether you dream of solving world hunger, saving the environment, or you've just always wanted to draw video game characters, the point is that no dream is too big or silly to chase.

A Gift Of Perspective In Discerning God's Call

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

I have been invited back into faith and trust. God will speak when God speaks, I will hear when I am ready to listen and I will follow when I feel called.

Hello, Rob Bell - The Interview

Skye Jethani | Posted 05.01.2012 | Religion
Skye Jethani

"Let the Spirit do what the Spirit will. And while you're at it, relinquish the need to label everything "Christian" or "not Christian." Be a Christian. People can figure the rest out. It's a noun, after all.

And The Winner Is... A Moment Of Glory, A Lifetime Of Purpose

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home
Dr. Cara Barker

The essential question is: What kind of investment do we make with the life we are given between the day we are born, and the day our "marching papers" come? Are we good stewards of life force flowing through our veins? Could we do better?

How To Find Your Life's Purpose

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 09.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Sophia Mohr

It's become commonplace in our culture to try to "find your purpose." This time, you are in luck. The search stops here, for here's the truth: Your purpose is to bring more love to this earth.

What Would Jesus' Commencement Speech Say?

Sheldon C. Good | Posted 08.09.2011 | Religion
Sheldon C. Good

So, what if Jesus were a commencement speaker today? Perhaps it would go something like this: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind. And love your neighbor as yourself.

Glittering Images: Helping Students Discern True Identity and Vocation

Charles Howard | Posted 07.03.2011 | College
Charles Howard

I'm finding that the great challenge for college students is the need to discern who they really are, what they are really meant to be, and then gaining the courage to be that person.

Do Only Religious People Have A 'Calling'?

Chris Stedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

A calling is more than a job; it's something that matters to you, drives you, inspires you. It's what gets you out of bed in the morning.

Finding Grace At A Bus Stop: Why I Owe My Vocation To A Childhood Encounter With God

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Romal J. Tune

Sitting at that bus stop I now realized that God's first calling for me to serve poor and at-risk youth took place when He used the kindness of that woman to show me what grace looks like.

Does A Calling Have To Be Religious?

John R. Coats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John R. Coats

The word "calling" is a noun that, not so long ago, referred to the singling out of an individual who'd been "chosen" for divine service. But that context is too small.

Modern Dating: Are Phone Calls Required?

Amanda Ernst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Amanda Ernst

Don't get me wrong. I do enjoy the odd phone conversation I have with men. But when you're first dating someone, I think phone calls should be utilitarian, flirty and short.

How to Find Your Calling

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

The solution often becomes apparent when we allow ourselves to ask a simple question, "Where do I go from here?" Just imagine where your mind may lead you!

A Kick in the Career: Becoming a Doctor? That is so Dial-Up!

Thomas Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Thomas Stern

Increasingly, the concept of a "calling" seems to only exist in sports or the arts. Nike says "just do it," the implication being that you have to, you're driven to.