Be Still to See: The Sabbath-Day Gift of Wendell Berry

This week I had the bittersweet pleasure of finishing a wonderful book. I’d read it slowly, savoring it in morsels, and it has taken up space on my bedside table for many moons. But I was near the end, and, having had a rather bad day, gave in to the guilty delight of finishing it... Continue Reading →

Ordinary Work

It's Labor Day.  Break out the cooler, splash some mud, kick back.  Summer slid by in a sticky blur -- are you ready for fall?  Today we celebrate the end of vacation, gear up for another year of vocation.  We are back to work -- ordinary, beautiful, work. Today we play, tomorrow we ply our... Continue Reading →

All in a Day’s Work

Vocation:  calling, life’s work, mission, purpose, craft, career.  Deeper than a job, what “occupies” us, what we clock in and out for, vocation is something welling up and spilling out.  Vocation is what you daydream about when you’re a kid or pursue in your free time with passion.  And sometimes it’s at odds with gainful... Continue Reading →

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