In this talk from Upper House’s “Worked Up” conference in March, Paige Wiley of Made to Flourish debunks myths surrounding the meaning work, calling, and vocation. Drawing on her own experience as a recent graduate and on a biblical framework to understand work, Paige offers helpful tips and profound wisdom for anyone looking for discernment. Paige mentions the ‘Worked Up” conference workbook a few times–if you are interested in this material email us at

The podcast periodically features past talks and speakers from Upper House’s program archive. We’re now making this a recurring series, “From the Vault.” Upper House has hosted hundreds of events in our six years of operation and we’re hopeful that much of the wisdom shared here remains useful today.

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Credits: music by Micah Behr, audio engineering by Andy Johnson, graphic design by Madeline Ramsey.