Choosing Your Vocation

When I was in high school, if you had asked me what I wanted to do with my life, I would have said I wanted to be a pastor. At the time, I knew little about ministry. I simply understood that I had a passion for the church and there was nothing else that appealed to me. I didn’t have a robust knowledge of how to go about discovering my purpose in life. I hadn’t read a book or taken a test. I just knew what I enjoyed.

All of us are searching for purpose in life. Books that claim to have the answer fly off the shelves and top the bestseller lists. I am certain it is a subject you have thought about often and you have probably changed your mind several times in the process.

Other words have been used to describe the same idea. Maybe you prefer to think of it as your “calling”. Another word that gets at this idea has entered my own vocabulary more recently – “vocation”.

Deidox has put together a collection of videos which tell the story of how one person has chosen to put their faith to practice. Each story is unique. Allyssa talks about her blindness and the effect it has had upon her faith. Dawn talks about raising her children. Robert chose compassion over his career and speaks honestly about the cost involved.

Each individual story connects to the audience in different ways without sounding pretentious. Check ’em out. Maybe they’ll inspire you to choose your vocation.


The One Book Worth Reading Over And Over Again

Into the Promised Land, Joshua 18, Abandoned Bible, White Oak Bayou, Houston, Texas 0420091320BW

I don’t typically read books over and over again. In fact, I don’t watch movies over and over again either. There are too many books I haven’t read and too many movies I haven’t watched. To my knowledge, the only book I have read more than once is the Bible.

I can do no better than the Westminster Shorter Catechism on the importance of reading God’s Word.

Q. 2. What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him?

A. The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him.

September Newsletter

We just sent out our September family newsletter. If you didn’t receive it you can read it here (be sure to click “Subscribe to List” at the top left of the newsletter to receive them by email in the future). Lots of updates to share, but I kept it as short as possible. We’ll continue to keep everyone posted as things progress.