Monthly Archives: June 2012

Guest Post: Amy Young, "A Boss Who Actually Cared"

In this series, writers from around the world have been sending in their recollections called “What I learned from my first job.” Today, we get to hear from Amy Young, who blogs at The Messy Middle. She’s a terrific writer … Continue reading

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In the Garden of Your Mind

I miss this wonderful man. What are you growing these days? Please, share with a friend if you feel moved. Read all past issues at

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Guest Post: Troy Sims. "Sorry, I have to work"

A number of guest posters this month will be weighing in on “What I learned From My First Job.” Today we’re privileged to have Troy Sims give his insight. Troy has a M.Div from Brite Divinity School in Ft. Worth … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Becky Garrison, "Laughing Through The Pain"

In our ongoing series of guest posts about, “What I Learned From My First Job,” we’ve been getting some laughs and some schooling along the way. Today Becky Garrison drops in and tells us what she has learned from her … Continue reading

Posted in Becky Garrison, Mike Yaconelli, what i learned from my first job, Wittenburg Door, Yale Divinity School | 8 Comments

It’s never too late

Helen was an instant hit at our writer’s conference.  She’s the kind of woman you want as a mother, grandmother, or friend. Photo by Laura Boggess Her story was of loss – and resilence. She was married for 65 years … Continue reading

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Guest Post, Marcus Goodyear: "The service is what matters"

For the next two weeks we’ll bring you some of the most interesting bloggers from the blogosphere all sharing what they learned from their first job. I already have a couple of dozen posts lined up, but there’s still room for … Continue reading

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Keep the light burning

I had a friend once who’s life took a series of ugly turns. He ended up being just bad news, with no job, no family and no faith, having turned his back on everything. Seeing nothing but darkness, I walked away. … Continue reading

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