Monthly Archives: October 2015

“Not a Plan but a Posture” – Final Post for Live your Calling

Most Christians put great thought and energy into determining what our “call” might be. Ryan Pemberton makes a helpful distinction between God’s call on our lives and our personal calling:  “Christian calling means being called by the living, resurrected Christ … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – Ephesians 5: 18-20

Eugene Peterson’s book Eat this Book teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In these verses from … Continue reading

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“Composing A Life “

In 1989, Mary Catherine Bateson (daughter of anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson) wrote a book titled Composing a Life.  Among other things, Bateson proposes that life is not a straightforward path, but more like an “improvisatory art.” As explanation, she … Continue reading

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The Vocabulary of Spiritual Growth

Recently, as a birthday gift, my son took me to a lecture by David Brooks, New York Times columnist, commentator on PBS News Hour and Meet the Press,  and author of The Road to Character.  One of Brooks’ major themes … Continue reading

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Being with the Elderly – Part 6 of Live Your Calling, by Kathleen Coveny, Guest Blogger

Deciphering my calling for my life has been difficult for most of my years. My heart’s desire to be a teacher was unobtainable, but I carried that desire into my own family doing many things with my children and eventually working … Continue reading

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