The Call

The Call: Movie Resources

Pay It Forward   (2000) A young boy creates a good-will movement, after hearing his “call”. He helps three people with something they can’t do themselves. The recipient must “pay it forward” by helping three other people. Yes Man   (2012) Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey stars in this hilarious comedy about a man who decides to…

The Call: Literature Resources

Four Steps to Hearing a Spiritual Call Article by Sister Anita Louise Lowe, O.S.B. Throughout the ages, people have struggled to understand God’s call to them. Four basic steps of discernment – becoming aware, gathering information, making a decision and looking for confirmation of your choice — can help. http://www.vocationnetwork.org/articles/show/5 The Gift of Presence Written…

The Call: Spiritual Exercises

1.  Can you promise yourself that on a quiet beautiful fall evening, you will take a walk and listen for a “call”? Take a friend and don’t speak to each other, just walk and listen. Then, have a conversation about what happened. 2.  Sometimes questions in our heart do not need to be spoken. The…

Our Music: The Call, Morning Chants and more …

by Susanne Maziarz, Music Director at Neighbourhood My Calling “The place God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” – Frederick Buechner Having a vocation or hearing the call to a particular life originally referred to what God had planned for one. I have been called to…

The Call: Audio and Video Resources on the Web

Homecomings by Isaiah Owens, downloadable audio on The Moth (10 minutes) An undertaker explains how he was called to the job as a child. http://themoth.org/posts/stories/homegoings My Grandmother’s Country by Melissa Lucashenko, downloadable audio on The Moth (10 minutes) A writer and her daughter move from Aboriginal land to an impoverished community. http://themoth.org/posts/storytellers/melissa-lucashenko The Power of…

Families Growing Together: The Call

by Margaret Evans, Director of Lifespan Learning Our Children — The Call With the internet at their fingertips, our children are surrounded by a mediated world more intimately than they ever have been. They see images that challenge them, both positively and negatively, in worlds of which some of us could never dream. These images…

The Call: Inspirational Quotations

“If God gives you something you can do, if He calls, why in God’s name wouldn’t you do it?” ― Stephen King “Behind every specific call, whether it is to teach or preach or write or encourage or comfort, there is a deeper call that gives shape to the first: the call to give ourselves…

Rev. Wayne Walder: Have You Been Called?

by Reverend Wayne Walder Twenty years ago, my “call” came through the telephone. I had been working in business for 15 years and I liked it. But it was not satisfying and I was a little sad. I was wondering what to do with the rest of my life. One evening the phone rang. It…