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Blue Laws and Black Friday

By Jordan Ballor Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, called “black” because it is traditionally the day that retailers begin to turn a profit, increasingly stands as testimony to our national ambivalence toward all things economic. It’s no secret that many businesses and families are having trouble making ends meet, and the [Read More...]


Thanksgiving and the Power of Gratitude in Business

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew. “All the days of the afflicted are bad, but one with a grateful heart has a continual feast.” Proverbs 15:15 November is the month of Thanksgiving and the day itself comes around next week. As an entrepreneur and as a human being [Read More...]

The Working Catholic


In the summer of 2014 Oracle, Arizona reflected back to us two defining cultural images. Oracle with a population of about 4,000 is 40 miles north of Tucson and it is slightly more than 100 miles north of Mexico. It was founded in the late 1870s as a mining town. It seems that Albert Weldon [Read More...]


Calvin Coolidge and a Thanksgiving of Abundance

By Ray Nothstine My pastor once made the point that the more secular we become as a nation the less we talk about “abundance.” Instead, the national dialogue of our politics shift to discussions about scarcity. Many politicians are stuck in the mindset of talking about things like wealth distribution and rationing. The more materialist and less [Read More...]

Visions of Vocation

Thankful for Good Neighbors

Neighbors by choice. There is nothing magic about it, though I am sure there are mysteries in it. Mostly it is about ordinary people who have ordinary lives who live in ordinary places, like many, many other before us. For most of life, Meg and I have lived this way, choosing our neighbors before we [Read More...]

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