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Pepsi Giving Away Up to $1.3 Million a Month to Folks Like You Who Want to Do Good In 2010

posted by Joan Ball

Have you ever thought you might get a great project off the ground in your community — “if you only had the money?” Well the Pepsi Refresh Project is giving away millions of dollars in grants in 2010 to individuals, […]

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Managing Christmas Expectations: The Line Between Merry and Bah-Humbug

posted by Joan Ball

What makes for a Merry Christmas?  Receiving the perfect gift?  Setting an HGTV-ready table?  Parents doing just the right things with/for their kids?  Kids expressing just the right amount of gratitude to their parents?  What makes for a Bah-humbug Christmas? […]

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Random Acts of Kindness Make Great Christmas Gifts…

posted by Joan Ball

Just found myself on the receiving end of a random act of kindness.  A big one.  A meaningful one.  An unexpected act of grace that will free me up and allow me to get some much needed rest.  Forget the […]

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On the 10th Day of Community: Anne Jackson

posted by Joan Ball

I don’t pretend to know Anne Jackson. Sure, I know she is a writer and a speaker and that she has worked in churches. I know that she has a relatively popular blog called Flowerdust.net, a published book called Mad […]

12 Days of Community: Win a Trip with NY Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof

posted by Joan Ball

Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to be an investigative journalist – traveling to the furthest and most dangerous regions of the world to give a voice to the voiceless by reporting on harrowing stories […]

12 Days of Community: L.L. Barkat

posted by Joan Ball

High Calling Blogs managing editor L.L. Barkat turns online promotion on its head this holiday season with her newest innovation – 12 Days of Community. The premise? Spend the next week and a half shining light on the work of others in […]

Love Thy Neighbor is not a Piece of Advice, It’s a Command: Preach It Bono

posted by Joan Ball

A New Twist on Christmas Shopping? Check Out the Advent Conspiracy

posted by Joan Ball

Advent Conspiracy – Watch more Videos at Vodpod.

What comes to mind when you think of an Evangelical Christian from Texas?

posted by Joan Ball

Matt Chandler is a 35 year-old pastor of a church with three large campuses in and around Dallas, TX. He’s been there for seven years and has overseen the growth of the church from hundreds to thousands of members during […]

Determined: One Image, One Word Meditation from Spencer Burke

posted by Joan Ball

MONOTATION – one image, one word – Visual meditations to create space for personal reflection. Created by Spencer Burke. http://MONOTATION.com – Some images are available for personal use on a variety of products athttp://www.zazzle.com/MONOTATION*

Previous Posts

Does the Protestant Work Ethic Hold Up in the 21st Century
This was originally posted last year, but it's on my mind again today... Reading a "secular" textbook this morning about the roots of Americans' tendency to define themselves by the work they do and came across this: "Calvin's doctrine of ...

posted 2:48:59pm Feb. 13, 2012 | read full post »

Does the Protestant Work Ethic Hold Up in the 21st Century?
This was originally posted last year, but it's on my mind again today... Reading a "secular" textbook this morning about the roots of Americans' tendency to define themselves by the work they do and came across this: "Calvin's doctrine of ...

posted 12:57:29pm May. 25, 2011 | read full post »

Holy Saturday: Thoughts on Sacrifice
Woke this morning thinking about sacrifice and how infrequently most of us, myself included, actually sacrifice anything of true value to ourselves for God and others. Sure we give money to our favorite charities. But when is the last time we ...

posted 9:50:42am Apr. 23, 2011 | read full post »

Maundy Thursday: Inspirational Holy Week Stories for an Extraordinary Season...
Wondering about the meaning of Holy Week and Easter? A new friend and talented author, pastor, artist Dr. David McDonald, has created a helpful site called The Common Truth: Ordinary Stories for an Extraordinary Season that offers ...

posted 9:51:07am Apr. 21, 2011 | read full post »

An Ordinary Holy Week Primer for an Extraordinary Season...
Wondering about the meaning of Holy Week and Easter? A new friend and talented author, pastor, artist Dr. David McDonald, has created a helpful site called The Common Truth: Ordinary Stories for an Extraordinary Season that offers ...

posted 12:27:39am Apr. 19, 2011 | read full post »

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