Articles via The High Calling

September 19th, 2014

The Evaluation: Can We Humanize a Dehumanizing Process?

It’s getting close to that time of year when you have to sit in your boss’s office and he or she rates your performance on a 1 to 5 scale in various aspects of your job. Oh boy. Or perhaps you're the one who has to pull out those forms from the filing cabinet and, with great...

September 5th, 2014

One Way to Avoid High Turnover

There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone is the same God at work. 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 First, a few stats: 53% of...

August 1st, 2014

Making Money: Get What You’re Worth Without Guilt

The prospective client asked, “How much do you charge?” I could answer this; I’d practiced and prayed about it. Though my heart beat wildly and my hands felt clammy, I opened my mouth to give a confident response. Suddenly, I blurted out a number so low it surprised even me—in an...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job, Economics
June 18th, 2014

Leadership Influence: The New Face of a Christian Marketplace Leader

Can an office assistant or a research associate have influence for the Kingdom of God? My new friend Allyse and her husband Shane met with me last week for lunch, and over gyros we discussed Allyse’s work. She has been working as an office assistant for a doctor who specializes in the care...

March 24th, 2014

Why Work? Because You're Made for It

Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.  Ephesians 4:28 Hard Work, Good Work: Part 4 In last week's reflections, we saw that Ephesians 4:28 urges us not...

February 28th, 2014

Open Letter to Mentors of Millennials

By now, no doubt you’ve heard all about me. You’ve heard I’m a narcissist—selfish, entitled, idealistic but often lazy. You’ve heard my patience is just about as short as my attention span. And you’ve heard—for better or for worse—that by 2025, three out of four workers worldwide will be...

November 11th, 2013

How does being a part of the body of Christ influence your job?

The kids at my church asked me this question, and it really got me thinking. I hope being part of the body of Christ influences everything I do—whether I’m at work, at home, at church on Sunday morning, or hanging out with friends on Friday night. That is certainly the idea we preach at The...

October 20th, 2013

The High Calling

The High Calling is a program of the Foundations for Laity Renewal. We share stories and devotions that inspire people to see connections between work, life, and God. Our motto is “Every day conversations about work, life, and God.” We accomplish our mission when we:

October 19th, 2013

How to Know if You Are Doing a Good Job

Last Friday I spent a couple of hours thinking about my job instead of actually doing it. I mulled over all that is going on, what I’ve been accomplishing, where my time is being spent, what my priorities are, and so on. I guess you could say I was...

May 9th, 2013

Don't Over-Yes Yourself

Jennifer Dukes Lee writes in The High Calling about how over-commitment (“over-yessing) forced her to leave a job she loved to put her story on hold.

Channel(s): Doing Your Job