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We know all kinds of people who aren’t just talking about living a good story, they’re actually doing it. They’re jumping in and getting their hands dirty. They’re living for something other than themselves, and they’ve got something to show for it. Maybe they’re making something, or building something, or getting a message to people who need to hear it. They’re engaging culture, wrestling with it, contributing to it, and working to shift and change it more like the Kingdom of Heaven.


What I Learned From The Worst Job In The World

What I Learned From The Worst Job In The World

For a few years, I worked for one of the largest payday loan companies in the United States. I was always ashamed to tell people about my job. Yes, large payday loan company, I found myself saying. Yes, in their marketing department. Yes, I actively used my God-given talents to get people who could not... read more

October 21, 2013 Jennifer Martin Featured Content, Work 3

Time And Place To Be

Time And Place To Be

At the beginning of May, my husband received news that his company was downsizing – his own job included. As a single-income family, this news struck at our core, making time seemingly stand still before us. It was as if we stood staring at an antiquated, broken-down grandfather clock, seconds hand perpetually stuck ticking at... read more

September 11, 2013 Cara Meredith Featured Content, Work 2

Overcoming My Dark Night to Discover My Calling

Overcoming My Dark Night to Discover My Calling

For the last six months, I awoke before the dawn to devote at least an hour or two to accomplishing a life goal: writing a book. It was a small book, only 40,000 words or so, but it required a good amount of research and at least some soul-searching as to whether the topic was... read more

September 6, 2013 Blake Atwood Featured Content, Work 20

I Dread The Christian Tipper

I Dread The Christian Tipper

  The scent of fried food and cooked steak engulfed me as I walked through the double doors to the kitchen. My attire was simple: Blue jeans, long-sleeve black button up shirt and a forest green apron. The slight smile from the hostess was a subtle, almost imperceptible cue that this could be a long... read more

July 23, 2013 Nate Smith Faith, Featured Content, Work 38

More Than A House Wife

More Than A House Wife

The vows were spoken, toasts were made, and as hundreds of sparklers lit our path to the get away car I realized that my big day had come, my big day had ended, and I was now a missis. Returning from a honeymoon for us did not mean returning to normal life. Instead, it meant... read more

July 16, 2013 Allison de Partee Featured Content, Work 6