• Jane

    When Caregiving Calls Unexpectedly

    Jane’s Story

    When Jane first began caring for her father-in-law, she felt like he was taking her away from her calling. Over time, she made a surprising discovery.

  • Woman walking in cemetary

    Ancient Grief

    A poem by Lisa June Durkee, participant in the summer 2010 writing workshop, Writing and the Pastoral Life.

  • Mortal Blessings

    A Sacramental Farewell

    A book excerpt from Mortal Blessings

    Angela Alaimo O'Donnell explores how the mundane tasks of caregiving during her mother’s final days became rituals or ordinary sacraments that revealed traces of the divine.

  • Wearing God

    Wearing God

    Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God

    In Wearing God, Winner attempts to describe the indescribable by means of the Bible’s under-explored images of God.

  • Mary Margaret & Ken

    With God’s Help

    Mary Margaret and Ken’s Story

    Mary Margaret and Ken have been married for 50 years. In 2010 Ken was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Together they have worked to build community and support among Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers.

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Resources for Congregations

Called to Life

A free 6-week program for small groups to explore God’s call in their lives.

Called to Work

A free 6-week program for small groups to explore profession and vocation.

Lives Explored videos

A video series with real-life stories of calling.

Insights on Vocation

Articles on vocation and calling.

Resources for Faith & Writing

Shoe with gum on the bottom of it

Why I Write (What I Write)

For me, writing is like trying to dislodge a pebble from my shoe. I write in an effort to draw my own attention and the attention of others to uncomfortable things, to matters in urgent need of socially just responses.