Consider Your Ideal Workday

Today’s blog is part 3 of a 4-part series. The first two blogs shared ways to support the students in your life through discovering their natural talents and values. You can find those posts here and here. The third installment in our series shares an activity and conversation starters to help students move beyond thinking about college choice and majors, …

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, …

Listen to God’s Whisper

When someone wants to speak to you intimately, he or she often whispers.  And when someone is whispering, you have to lean in closer to hear. God speaks to His people in many ways, but what if He is whispering to you because He wants you to draw closer to Him and listen? James 4:8 tells us, “Draw near to …

Finding Rest For Your Soul

At the beginning of 2021, I listened to The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer and have thought back to it often since then. Comer offers some simple, actionable insights on the problems with our relentless 24/7/365 culture, and how to find rest for our souls in the midst of it. No matter where you’re at in your …

It Takes Practice: 11 Ways to Go With God

If you are like me, I’ve heard the question many times, “How do you get to know God’s will for your life?” And I rarely had heard an answer that didn’t come across as overly theological or academic…none of them seemed to resonate with me. Yet years ago, when my 13-year old son, Taylor, and I were on our way home from his …

The Power of Community

Are you experiencing the power of community? Recently, I had the pleasure to participate in an exceptional group. Now, I know you are thinking, “Kim, you lead groups all of the time, so why was this one special?”

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 …

Practice Makes Perfect

Every day is a chance to learn something new. This is true whether you’ve been in the same role for 20 years, started a new position last week, or are currently searching for your next job. Throughout the month of May, we are going to examine a few ways you can hone a skill, develop yourself personally and professionally, and …