Posts filed under: Calling

Junkyard Wisdom — Roy Goble’s Story about Wealth and Generosity

What can you learn working in a junkyard? According to Roy Goble, quite a lot. He learned hard work. He learned about business. And he came across a diverse group of people. His junkyard experience also launched him into a career that led to a great deal of wealth. Most of us in the Western......

Following God’s Call

Dr. Rhonda Hamilton’s spiritual journey offers a fascinating example of how God sometimes calls us to a career that we didn’t expect. Rhonda currently works as a physician at the Palo Alto VA where she also teaches Stanford medical students and residents at the hospital. She received her MD from Tufts University and fulfilled her......

A New Year’s Message

A purpose of this Website and my book is to encourage people on their spiritual journeys. Stories are one way to do that.  We often learn from challenges and questions people encounter as they seek God. In this post I want to encourage my readers in a different way as we begin the New Year....

Repurposing Businesses to Transform Society — Brett Johnson

Brett Johnson is an experienced strategic planner, consultant, and mentor. He has a lofty goal – to help people find their purpose in life, repurpose their businesses and in doing so, transform communities and nations. His company, The Institute for Innovation, Integration, & Impact (“The Institute”), bases its goal and processes on biblical principles, although......

Conversations about Faith

The Billy Graham Center for Evangelism and QPlace partnered to launch a YouTube channel called ReKindle:  Engaging Gospel Conversations.  In its launch today — September 1 — it featured five five-minute videos.  Skip Vaccarello (author of this site) is featured in one video — ReKindling the Gospel in the Workplace, in which he offers advice......

Spiritual Opportunity in Silicon Valley

I (Skip Vaccarello) was interviewed recently for the Leadership Journal, a publication of Christianity Today. In the article, I was asked about my spiritual journey, about faith in Silicon Valley, and about barriers that technological advancement may have to the pursuit of faith. The only correction I would make to the interview is that I......

Educating and Equipping the Next Generation — Chris Norwood

Chris Norwood is serving the needs of his community by pursuing the call on his life — to educate and equip the next generation. Today, he runs the Bay Area Tutoring Association (BATA) and sits on the Board of Education for the Milpitas Unified School District. How did Norwood find his call? He comments: “It......

Caring for Imprisoned Prostitutes — Nalla Sundarajan, founder of Lighthouse for Women

Nalla Sundarajan is living a transformed life. Once a nominal Christian, she is now a deeply committed follower of Christ living in India seven months a year – a place she had no desire to return to live. She is running a non-profit organization that cares for imprisoned prostitutes. “Never in a million years had......

Warriors Star Steph Curry, a Man of Faith

The NBA Finals start tonight. The Golden State Warriors are led by Steph Curry, the league’s 2014-15 MVP. They take on the Cleveland Cavaliers and their star LeBron James, past MVP recipient. For Golden State, it is their first NBA finals in 40 years. The finals hold interest not only for the outcome of the......

Not Your Typical Silicon Valley CEO — Emily Liggett

It is unusual to find a female CEO of a manufacturing company anywhere, but especially in Silicon Valley – an area with few manufacturing companies and few female CEOs.  But Emily Liggett – CEO of NovaTorque, manufacturer of energy efficient electric motors – is not a typical Silicon Valley CEO. Not only is she a......

Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Builds Biblical Games for Children — Story of Lusi Chien   

There are iPad apps available for just about everything: productivity and organization, fitness, music, photo editing, and a variety of children’s games.  iPad games can be funny, educational and entertaining. No wonder kids who own iPads spend an average of over an hour a day on these devices.[1] But what exactly are they learning from......

Venture Capitalist David Lane – Fulfilling His God-given Purpose

Venture capital is a glamorous, but very difficult business.  The glamour comes when investments lead to breakthrough products and when portfolio companies go public or are acquired.  But less than 10% of start-ups deliver outstanding investment return, and the majority of start-ups fail. “It takes wisdom, insight, hard work, and a little bit of luck......