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Sam Van Eman
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If things aren't right with dad, be encouraged on this Father's Day. God is not finished with him, or you, yet. The story has to run its course. I know something about this... (Subscriptions are closed, but you can still hear all of the stories.)

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"Postlude" comes tomorrow morning. This was important for me for a host of reasons. You'll have to tune in to find out why.  ;)

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Good conversation about this story today on The John & Kathy Show on WORD-fm. John and Kathy are fun hosts and big friends of +The High Calling and the CCO. My thanks for their hospitality.

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Growing up, Acts 2 established my definition of the Holy Spirit. But examples like this one from Vincent Bacote--about work--argues for something more. Hat tip to +The High Calling and the CCO's Jubilee Conference. 

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Nehemiah didn’t hold up his wrists and say, "I know I can create an estimate and a supplies list, and manage a large job site and lead a workforce—all the skills you need to rebuild the city’s walls—but do you see these babies? I can’t leave now."

~Nehemiah with Golden Handcuffs, today at +The High Calling.

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"Despite the fact that people who work for themselves earn less, work more, have fewer benefits and experience more on the job stress than those who work for others, a majority of Americans would prefer to be entrepreneurs."

~Scott Shane, Entrepreneurs.com. Read about this study today at +The High Calling.

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“Subjects like sex, finances, pop music, sports, and marketing are often considered secular fields of study by the church at large, but Launch exists to allow students to consider how a Biblical worldview can inform not only their academic career, but vocation beyond college.”

~Matthew Ramsay, from this week's highlight of the Jubilee Conference in the Shippensburg University newspaper. Read the highlight below, with commentary from yours truly as well.

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"Having been raised in a ministry-oriented family—in the traditional sense of the word ‘ministry’—I struggle sometimes to enjoy what God has provided. In fact, I have more guilt about enjoying money than not."

~ Carl Lundblad, on finding the balance between making money and holding it loosely, today at +The High Calling.

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On the menu for today's lunch: The end. "Last Drink" is the last story. Thanks for listening.

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As my friend Karyn Puller would say, "This ends here." Last Drink is the final story, and yet the beginning of a new kind of story, one in which all of the subtle, slow, brilliant works of the Christ--the Deliverer--begin to take shape. And they become visible! This is grace. This is the answer to those many prayers by many people through many years, reminders that God is good.

But this is also a reminder that more is to come. My children will have their own moments someday of feeling "delivered" from their dad, I'm sure. So I'll continue to surrender, and when those moments arise in their lives--when they awaken to pains someday of mistakes we've made--they won't have to do it alone. We'll do it together, just like we are now.

Thank you for encouraging me this year. A Beautiful Trench It Was has provided quite the pilgrimage, and I'm grateful for your accompaniment. Stay tuned for a postlude next week, and an announcement about how to download these stories in a single audio file.

~Sam  
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