When a sense of calling is pulling at our heart it’s difficult to forge a clear path forward. There are steps to take before we make the leap into the unknown.
What happens when our kids are struck with a crazy dream?
Our guest on Episode 15 is easily one of the most fascinating men I know and am honored to call a friend. He sacrificed a corporate job to answer a call to attend Oxford University in England and even lived in the iconic home of none other than C.S. Lewis himself.
During our conversation, Ryan Pemberton and I talk about his journey to Oxford, the challenges he faced, and how parents can prepare themselves and their kids when an audacious dream turns their world upside down.
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In this episode, Ryan and I tackle these questions and more…
- What did you experience as a validation of your calling?
- How did you communicate your calling to loved ones? How did they react?
- What can parents do to respond wisely when their kids are called?
- How can parents prepare their kids to hear their calling when it happens?
- How will you navigate your role as a father if/when your kids want to skip college and travel, join a band, or start a non-profit?
- “Calling happens in community.”
- “Vocation… is something I can’t not do.” — Parker Palmer
- “Listen to your life.” — Frederick Buechner
- “Any calling on your life is validated through the support of your spouse.”
- Called: My Journey to C.S. Lewis’s House and Back Again by Ryan Pemberton
- Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation by Parker Palmer
- Now and Then: A Memoir of Vocation by Frederick Buechner
- Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C.S. Lewis
- Twitter: @ryanjpemberton
- Instagram: @ryanjpemberton
- Website: ryanpemberton.com
- Book: calledthejourney.com
What is your calling? How has your calling been validated by trusted family and friends? Share in the comments.
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