The Missing Component of Calling

The Weight of Calling If you are like me, the thought of your calling has a tremendous weight to it. Do I know what my calling is? Am I walking in my calling? Did I miss my calling? If you are asking these questions you are in great company, and your heart is also leaning in the right direction. In …

A Formula for Joy!

Probably the most popular Christmas tune on the topic of joy is the familiar carol, “Joy to the World,” with its lyrics: Joy to the World! The Lord is comeLet earth receive her King!Let every heart prepare Him roomAnd heaven and nature singAnd heaven and nature singAnd heaven, and heaven and nature sing Since one of the four themes for …

How Crossroads Career Serves Employers

Most people see our mission of helping people hear God calling, maximizing their potential, and getting the right job as being all about the job seeker…and they’re correct! But a significant component of accomplishing that mission ALSO involves the critical constituent of employers. Without them, after all, the job seeker has many less areas to land. At our National Conference …

The Gift of Community

The Crossroads Board Retreat and National Conference came at a strange time for me. It was sandwiched in-between other travel, in the middle of my busiest time of year both personally and professionally, and I found that as I hopped on the plane I didn’t feel ‘prepared.’ If you’re like me, you always have these really ambitious ideas before retreats, …

Nothing New Under The Sun?

Have you ever noticed that when something is brought to your attention, you seem to notice “that thing” more and more and more? This is actually called the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, or sometimes the red car syndrome. For example, when I’m thinking about purchasing a certain item, I suddenly start noticing that product more, and the relevant competitive products more as well. …

Writing Your Life Purpose Statement

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Be 42% More Fruitful According to a report in the Huffington Post, you are more likely to achieve your dreams and goals if you put them in writing: “Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at the Dominican University in California, recently studied the art and science of goal setting. “She gathered two hundred and sixty-seven people together — men and women …

The Tech To Get For Your Career!

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We all go through a career transition.  It may not look or feel the same for all of us; however, one thing is true: You will use technology during the time of transition, no matter if you are a technology novice or know-it-all.  In this post, I share three phone apps and computer programs. In my personal experience, these technologies …

Loving Your Neighbor

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Everyone needs love and care, even if it’s just a hand-made card.  It is especially true for one of every 10 American workers who suffer unemployment or underemployment. Think about your neighbors where you live, in your church or at work. Jesus, when asked about the commandments and eternal life, said… “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, …