Spiritual Formation

20 Things I’d Tell My Twenty-Something Self

To wrap up our series on CALLING, and in honor of this month’s graduates, I am re-posting this classic piece from 2014. It became the launching pad for our first book, 20 Things We’d Tell Our Twentysomething Selves, which makes a great graduation gift for high school and college grads alike. So congratulations, graduates! “The… Read More 20 Things I’d Tell My Twenty-Something Self

Spiritual Formation

Rid Yourself of the Tyranny of the “To-Do”

Despite the fact that it snowed here last Saturday, summer is coming! Truly, it is. It’s obvious on our college campus, since all of us—professors, staff, and students alike—are limping along in mile 25 of this marathon—counting each mile marker, turning the last corner, and straining our eyes for the finish line. See, as much… Read More Rid Yourself of the Tyranny of the “To-Do”

Spiritual Formation

Do You Want to Live a More Meaningful Life?

In a 2014 survey, the Barna Group found that three-quarters of American adults (75%) are looking for ways to live a “more meaningful life.” This simple statistic raises so many questions in my mind—the most obvious one being this: What exactly do we mean when we say that we want a “more meaningful life”? Certainly,… Read More Do You Want to Live a More Meaningful Life?

Spiritual Formation

The Most Common Misconception about “Calling”

A quick Google search for “what is my calling?” yields one billion, thirty million websites for your perusal—hopefully enough information to get you pointed in the right direction. Right?! As you might imagine, the content on said websites is as varied as our understanding of the subject itself. Everyone from Forbes to Oprah to Tiny… Read More The Most Common Misconception about “Calling”

Spiritual Formation

Clarify Your Calling: A New Blog Series

Last fall—just before Peter’s stroke—I had started a blog series on the subject of Interpersonal Communication. I haven’t forgotten about that important subject, and I plan to return to that series later this spring. But at the moment, another topic has re-captured my attention—the matter of “calling.” If you’ve ever wondered—“What am I ‘called’ to… Read More Clarify Your Calling: A New Blog Series