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I Gave Up Gossip for Lent Article by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/i-gave-gossip-lent Article by Dena Dyer Topics: Lent , Fasting , Gossip Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Dena Dyer shares her experience of giving up gossiping for lent, what it taught her about spiritual disciplines, and how it prepared her to be wowed by the resurrection story again. Live and Work as a Citizen of Heaven Devotional by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/live-and-work-citizen-heaven Devotional by Dena Dyer Topics: Worry , Faith , Vocation Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Dena Dyer relates the story of Ugandan missionary Katie Davis, a nineteen-year-old woman who left everything to adopt thirteen young girls. Dyer wonders how our lives would change if we had such faith in God's provision. Dying Well: The Ultimate Harvest Article by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/dying-well-ultimate-harvest Article by Dena Dyer Topics: Death , Life , Heaven , Eternal life Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Reflecting on a colleague diagnosed with cancer, this article by Dena Dyer on Psalm 65:11 and 1 Corinthians 15:42-44 discusses how life is a time for sowing in preparation of the heavenly harvest in God's Kingdom. Work that Transforms: What Is It? Sermon Illustration by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/work-transforms-what-it Sermon Illustration by Dena Dyer Topics: Heart , Kingdom of God , Work Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Dena Dyer uses her experience in different lines of work to illustrate her struggle to see mundane work as work for God's kingdom. The attitude of the poor widow in Mark 12:41-44 is referenced. Lessons in Humility From Almost Winning Article by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/runner-lessons-humility-almost-winning Article by Dena Dyer Topics: Humility , Contentment , Surrender , Grace Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Dena Dyer reflects on her many life experiences of being a runner-up, an alternate, an understudy, but never the lead. Working through her depression and dissatisfaction, Dena learned lessons in humility, contentment, surrender, and grace. An Invitation to the Table Devotional by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/invitation-table Devotional by Dena Dyer Topics: Eucharist , Parenting Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling This post from Dena Dyer tells the story of her child's first communion, her feeling of inadequacy as a parent, and the calling to remember the work of Jesus everyday. The Work of an Illness Sermon Illustration by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/work-illness Sermon Illustration by Dena Dyer Topics: Healing , Grace , Faith , Identity Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Dena Dyer shares the story of a person who had to get a neck surgery and realized during the process of healing and helplessness that we find more self-esteem in what we do than in Christ.... Where are you, God? Article by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/submit-your-story-linkup-power-storytelling-work Article by Dena Dyer Topics: Social Justice , Refugees , Injustice Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling "'Where are you, God?' I thought... And then, as audibly as if He'd spoken it aloud to me, I heard: 'I'm in You.'" Dena Dyer shares a story illustrating how God rectifies injustice... through us. Shine Like the Stars Sermon Starter/Outline by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/shine-stars Sermon Starter/Outline by Dena Dyer Topics: Thanksgiving Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling In this sermon starter Dena Dyer reflects on the potential impact of Christians obeying the exhortation in Philippians 2:12-15: “Do everything without complaining and arguing." All We Need in Failure or Success Article by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/all-we-need-failure-or-success Article by Dena Dyer Topics: Philippians , Trust , Family Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling In Philippians 4:18-20, Dena Dyer talks about leaning on God during your best times or your hardest times. Her personal story discusses how she is reminded to need God in all stages of her life. It's Just Not the Same Article by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/community-post-its-just-not-same Article by Dena Dyer Topics: Disciples of Christ , Change , Calling , Faith Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Reflecting on the difficulty of change, this article by Dena Dyer discusses how Jesus' disciples adapted to Jesus' absence by ministering and spreading the gospel. We too must faithfully respond to "God's calling on our lives." Where Are You, God? Sermon Illustration by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/where-are-you-god Sermon Illustration by Dena Dyer Topics: God's Presence , Suffering Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Through a short story, which could serve as a sermon illustration, Dena Dyer reflects on God's presence in a moment of great suffering and the calling to be a vessel of God's presence to the suffering.... On Earth As It Is in Heaven: Pushing Back the Darkness Article by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/earth-it-heaven-pushing-back-darkness Article by Dena Dyer Topics: Kingdom of God , Heaven , Prayer , Faith Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Dena Dyer writes about faith and works that touches heaven to earth. The Hamster Wheel of Perfectionism Commentary/Exegesis by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/hamster-wheel-perfectionism Commentary/Exegesis by Dena Dyer Topics: Maturity , Peace , Proverbs Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Dena Dyer reflects on the description of the ideal woman in Proverbs 31:10-31, which can be intimidating. She applies teachings of Jesus to encourage people to live lives of abundance and peace without perfectionism. Is It Biblical to Borrow Money? Article by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/borrowing-and-lending-it-biblical-borrow-money Article by Dena Dyer Topics: Money , Trust , Faithfulness Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Dena Dyer presents a collection of advice on the subject of borrowing money. She draws complementary advice from Scripture and financial advisers, concluding that we must ultimately rely on God's provision. Do You Think I'm Insecure? Article by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/do-you-think-im-insecure Article by Dena Dyer Topics: Beauty , Women , Security in God , Culture Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Dena Dyer reflects on insecurity, particularly the kind that plagues women and moms, and draws from passages like 2 Corinthians 10:5, Romans 12:2, Colossians 3:2, to find security in Jesus. Stewardship of Place Article by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/stewardship-place Article by Dena Dyer Topics: Stewardship , Obedience , Faithfulness Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Dena Dyer reflects on Psalm 37:34 and shares a story from her grandparents’ ranch illustrating our charge from God to steward well the places God has given us. God at Work: Vehicles for Grace Sermon Starter/Outline by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/god-work-vehicles-grace Sermon Starter/Outline by Dena Dyer Topics: Work , Grace , Faith , Mercy Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Dena Dyer's sermon starter on Esther 4:14 maintains that any work done faithfully is work for God, an opportunity to bring God's grace and mercy to hurting people. Such a business place is a holy place.... The Sacrament of Wonder Article by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/sacrament-wonder Article by Dena Dyer Topics: Creation , Nature , Resurrection , Attributes of God Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Dena Dyer reflects on Psalm 111:2, inviting readers to ponder God’s creation and wonder at its beauty. Leadership That Matters Article by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/leadership-influence-leadership-matters Article by Dena Dyer Topics: Leadership , Humility , Courage , Parenting Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Dena Dyer reflects on 1 Samuel 24:1-15, writing that real leadership requires having the courage and humility to admit when we are wrong.

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