I’ve been back in the throes of writing poetry, so you’ll pardon me if I keep things a bit short and extra even-keeled over here. 🙂 Back in February, I posted a piece on church worker wellness resources. Well, I hadn’t gotten to say that there was an LCMS project to provide online devotions for church workers on areas of vocational, relational, financial, and emotional wellness.
Tag Archives: vocation
Ned and I just returned from a great district church workers’ conference. It has me thinking of many posts to write, and I was fortunate to be able to help with the CPH table, so I got to browse through lots of great books! Woo hoo! Meanwhile, for now I want to ask you about opposites.
Calling all Lutherans! Calling all Lutherans! I’m looking for good resources on vocation for a project. All sorts of resources, digital or offline, books, articles, blog posts, speakers, etc!
Once upon a time, there were sitcoms: situational comedies. That was back before everything was offensive. You know, a few YEARS ago! Anyway, sitcoms could deal with awkward uncles.
Today’s post is a review of Lutheran (medical) Dr. John D. Eckrich‘s first book, Vocation and Wellness: Renew Your Energy for Christian Living. And, by first book, I mean first of three! Well done, Dr. Eckrich!
Maybe one of you can help me out. I’ve been thinking about Martin Luther saying that the office of marriage itself has something of a power, like a draw toward good. A person might look at a wedding ring and remember he or she should be faithful. That sort of thing. What I wonder is whether there is a parallel in parenting. On one hand, I believe a child naturally elicits love. Can the love be rejected? Yes. But I think parenthood likewise inspires love, even if that love can be rejected. Can you think of any quotes or thoughts about such a vocational office pull?
“You don’t find time. You make it.” Ok, but what does that mean? How can we understand the expression, “making time,” within a Lutheran vocational context? Dare we ask, “What does this mean?”
Yesterday, in my new series, Law & Gospel for Writers, I introduced a few distinctions about the Law and asked whether you are thinking in terms of enough. Today, in Part II, a central concept will be binding. Are you binding yourself under rules? Are you sometimes tempted to think that being bound is actually better, more productive, or more successful?
Many warm and heartfelt congratulations to Marie MacPherson on two brand new arrivals! Both were labors of love involving plenty of labor! She’s just had a wonderful baby boy, Teddy, and she’s just released her second book, Meditations on the Vocation of Motherhood, Volume 1: Old Testament!