Coffee Talk was held May 3 at Revel 77/Courtesy Revel 77

Coffee Talk: Sacred Calling: Jobs and Vocations

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In May 2014 Coffee Talk was held at Revel 77 where a discussion on jobs and vocations took place. Read related posts below.


Coffee Talk was held May 3 at Revel 77/Courtesy Revel 77
Coffee Talk was held May 3 at Revel 77/Courtesy Revel 77

“Two poets and a place to exercise happiness in between”

“Your job is to find what the world is trying to be.” 

“What does it mean to be called?”

When most people think of a ‘call’ they think in terms of a call to formal ministry.

“How I found my calling as a social worker at the age of 21″

“Vocation” and “calling” are such buzz words among upperclassmen at a private, Christian liberal arts university. As a graduating senior at Whitworth University (commencement’s less than a month away now!), the constant questions my peers and I hear are “What are you doing after graduation?” and “What are you going to do with that [degree]?”

“Finding my sacred calling, finally”

When I think of the path taken, the one that called me to the big desk in a nice church office in the oldest neighborhood of Spokane, I am struck by how many decisions came in the form of “I have to do this now, I have no other choice.”

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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