After Julie and Wayne recorded a podcast a month ago, Wayne asked his daughter a question and her answer surprised him. Mulling on it over the past month, he's had to face his own past and whether teaching and writing really spring from a gift in his life or his own vocational ambition. Since our religious systems view teaching as a chosen profession, those who want to do it prepare at a young age and try to ply their gift on others even if they don't find it helpful. That can be helpful in passing on academic information, but what about spiritual formation? What if we saw teaching differently, resulting from a quality of life and an ability to help others see more clearly, rather than vying for a place on a stage, where our motives can be confused. It's easy to play the publishing/speaker/podcaster game and miss what it really means to help God's light and life shine into the world, especially when you look for personal validation in the size of your audience.