How is Your Calling like a Rowboat?

What if I told you that living out your calling from God is like rowing a boat?  That’s because there are actually two main aspects of hearing God calling that function together and must be kept in balance. That’s why teachers and theologians often make a distinction between “primary calling” and “secondary calling.”  Primary Calling A great definition of primary …

Not Just Hearing, But Doing

Last week we announced that our new workbook,  Hear God Calling You: A Biblical and Practical Approach to Discerning Your Calling and Finding Career Fulfillment, is launching at the end of this month. Today, I get to tell you a bit more about what you can expect from the workbook.  Throughout the process of developing the workbook, one of the …

Underemployed: When The Work Isn’t Enough

Underemployment is defined as not having enough paid work or not making full use of your skills and abilities. Being underemployed is one of the sources of burnout, our blog focus for this month. When you say “underemployed,” the first scenario seems to be the one that comes to mind for most: not making enough money. For anyone who has experienced the …

Overemployed: Do I Have A Choice?

While most of our Crossroads Career content is about being unemployed or unfulfilled, being overemployed can be equally, if not more, of a problem with which to grapple. Overemployment is defined as “a situation in which a person consistently works more hours than they can sustainably work” (thefreedictionary.com). Overemployment may be someone’s choice although, from my personal experience an observation, many …

What Are Your Student’s Values?

Last week’s blog discussed ways you can support the students in your life through discovering their natural talents. You can find that post here. This second blog in the series shares how to guide and advise students according to their values, rather than our own. Helen Keller once said, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight, but …

Supporting Your Child’s Future Career

Summer is a time many high school students and college graduates are looking for jobs. As your student or grad becomes work-minded, this is a time to actively support them in their career pursuits. Our July blog series will provide guidance to support the young people in your life as they consider their future work. The vast majority of parents …

Take a Day with God

Imagine you’ve fallen in love with someone. The most natural response is to want to spend time with him or her. Yes, you could spend your time reflecting on all the different ways you speak to each other (phone call, text message, email, letter, shouting, whispering), or ways he or she shows you affection. You can read books about dating, …

Your Time Is Coming

It has long been one of my favorite qualities about Crossroads that we reach people in all seasons of their careers.  Previously I have shared that I found Crossroads when I was disengaged in my current job (a vocational ministry job, I’m slightly ashamed to admit) and feeling completely misemployed.  The Bible says in Colossians 3:23: Whatever you do, work …