“There is good work to be done by every son of Adam and every daughter of Eve all over the face of the earth. There are flowers to be grown, songs to be sung, bread to be baked, justice to be done, mercy to be shown, beauty to be created, good stories to be told, houses to be built, fields to farm and children to educate. All day, every day, there are both wounds and wonders at the very heart of life, if we have eyes to see. And seeing is where vocation begins.”

Steven Garber, Visions of Vocation

Each week I talk about decisions and discernment, sharing stories from my own life as well as from the world we live in, about moments of choice we encounter, both big and small.

I try to offer practical help on how to move forward with your next right thing when you feel stuck, when you choose wrong, when you don’t feel ready, when you are offended, and when you’re learning to say goodbye.

But the most meaningful practical help has to be rooted in something bigger. Today I’m stepping away from the daily nuts and bolts of decision-making to remind us what it’s all about. Yes, we want to make better decisions. More, we want to make decisions in a better way — but what does that mean, exactly?

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emily p freeman I’m Emily and I’m glad you’re here! 

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