Finding a Life Calling
• We listened to our life story.
• We discovered God had been weaving together our gifts and choices into a pattern pointing toward a life work uniquely suited to us.
• We began listening to peoples' stories, helping them discover the tapestry of their lives.
• Life/Work Direction emerged as a living organism-one open to exploring deep and risky questions about the meaning of life and work.
• We embarked on a joyful adventure, weaving together the strands of our hopeful vision with the practicalities of survival.
Ensuring a Lasting Direction
• Life/Work Direction proved strong and supple enough to grow beyond its founders, open to changes in the culture and times.
• Writing this book uncovered colorful threads of energy that had been interwoven from the inception of the work - persons called to a vision harmonious with the original one and in step with the 21st century.
• The core vision is enduring.
About the Author
Eunice Russell Schatz has spent a lifetime finding and creating work she loves. In the 1950s, she worked on the staff of Pioneer Girls, a camp and club organization for young girls. In 1970, she joined others in founding the Urban Life Center for Christian college students (now Chicago Center) to provide an immersion in urban life. In the 1980s, she and her husband Don helped create Life/Work Direction in Boston for persons exploring their calling. She now offers Spiritual Direction in that context. Eunice has Master's degrees in Christian Education (Wheaton College, Illinois) and Sociology (University of Chicago). She is the author of The Slender Thread: Pioneer Girls' First 25 Years (1996), and Still Woman Moving: A Lifetime of Change (2002).