We all need to know that we matter…that our work matters…that our contribution to this world, whether big or small, is meaningful in some way.I’m an editor for The High Calling, an organization that understands this. We believe that you, your work, your relationship with God, your contribution to this world—it all matters. And we want to talk about it with you. Monday through Friday we explore the intersection of work and faith, recognizing that our work includes everything from managing a meeting to mulching a flower bed.At work, home, church…in the car, at the bookstore, while walking in the park…everything that we think, say and do matters.In this community of believers, I have found that people speak the truth, through powerful stories and thoughtful reflections on how God is at work; their lives sing and their words ring true.As I visit writers throughout the blog network and interact with people in the comments of articles at the main page, I find encouragement, wit, honesty, questions, resources, love, laughter, acceptance—even validation.If you have never seen this video, I urge you to set aside 16 minutes to watch it. (If you’ve already seen it, don’t you want to watch it again?)(Oh, I don’t want you to be surprised about minor language issues: please note that at the beginning, a security guard hurriedly says h-e-double-hockey-sticks and toward the end, a guy describes some things using a word associated with the action of a vacuum cleaner. Also, be sure to click off before credits are done to avoid possible unsavory YouTube-recommended videos.)TheHighCalling.org has impacted my life and faith, providing a community where I can give and receive. Over the years I’ve received far more than I’ve given, so it was my pleasure to participate in the “Give” campaign. (Through May 31, every gift received, up to $5,000, will be matched, dollar for dollar, through a generous pledge by a High Calling reader.)I believe God has used truth-telling from friends I’ve gotten to know through TheHighCalling.org as a kind of validation in my life. They are a gift. TheHighCalling.org is a gift. I hope that my small gift can make a difference, as well, bringing a smile to someone’s face.
Hat tip to Garry Poole for pointing me to the “Validation” video.
Megan Willome says
Me, too, Ann.
You are one of those people, Megan!
L.L. Barkat says
This is sweet and encouraging, and it made me laugh. Perfect 🙂
Diana Trautwein says
Loved this video – and it even featured an actor I like. Thanks for posting this, Ann – such a lovely message. I’m glad you’ve found that at the High Calling – what I’ve seen of them is so impressive and encouraging.
Cheryl Smith says
h-e-double hockey sticks? 🙂
Love the validation video. Haven’t seen it in a while but will save it for weekend viewing. And yes, I agree wholeheartedly about The High Calling. We are blessed!
I just posted this video on Monday. I have been on Vaca so I missed this post. I reckon there’s a great minds quote here, or something. Long story how I found this, but to make it short, it evolved from a wiki search on TJ Thyne after an uber-obsessive “Bones” watching stint with Amber. I hate to admit that… but it’s true.
Wanted to say how much I appreciate the work you guys do at THC. I drop in from time to time and I always find something encouraging. It’s an important place on this world-wide-webbernets.
Hope to Carry On…
I had never seen it before a couple of weeks ago, when my friend Garry Poole sent me the link via e-mail. I don’t even know the television show you are referencing; I assume the actor is the curly headed lead in the short?
Thanks for your encouragement regarding the THC work. Did you know you must have joined at some point? Your posts come up in the feed! You should put the badge up and make it all official, because you’re a great fit. 🙂
Seth Haines says
Yep, he’s the curly haired dude. I wish I didn’t know about Bones either. Wish I only read and wrote in the evenings… but… well…
Badge done. Thanks for the reminder.