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High Calling blogger Paul Soupiset is fascinating to me. He's a musician, artist, and a true seeker. I ought to know because he goes to my church. wink I also know that Paul thinks deeply about his life and his vocation. He and I have talked about Frederich Buechner's idea of vocation, which he stated clearly in his book, "Wishful Thinking." Buechner says that vocation is the intersection of your desire and the world's need. So while the world may need a preacher, if you do not love preaching, that cannot be your vocation. Likewise, you might love stamp collecting, but it's hardly a true need in the world. Paul wrote about this very thing recently at his blog.

Check it out: "there are all different kinds of voices calling you to all different kinds of work.... the place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." — frederich buechner, "wishful thinking" [emphasis mine] when i think occasionally about vocation, i think of this beuchner quote, and maybe for a brief second my mind flashes to vanier and nouwen ensconced in stained glass, and then maybe i think about my day-job, my hobbies, my down-time, and then how i describe what i do. for it seems quite a lot of folks tell me i do quite a lot....Read More.

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