The Problem of Burnout

A 2018 Gallup study of nearly 7,500 full-time employees found that 23% of employees reported feeling burned out at work very often or always, while an additional 44% reported feeling burned out sometimes. That means about two-thirds of full-time workers experience burnout on the job. I was burnt out by the time I chose to leave my job at the …

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, …

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 …

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 …