The Gifts from Crossroads Career: Hope and Encouragement

It was 2020, the pandemic was in full swing and unemployment had hit its all-time high in years. Unfortunately my husband and I experienced this when we both lost our jobs. After months and months of searching, struggling and praying, we came across a posting for an unemployment group offered through our church. Without hesitation, we both signed up. Little …

We are Grateful for our Crossroads Volunteers 

Volunteers are the heartbeat of non-profit organizations and ministries. Volunteers are critical to project completion, event planning and execution, and constituent service. This has been the reality of Crossroads Career ministry since its inception. Crossroads has benefitted from hundreds of volunteers and thousands of volunteer hours since Brian Ray founded it in 1987. I have personally observed exceptional volunteer dedication …

Why I’m Grateful for Crossroads Career Services

In 2018 I was extended an invitation to serve on the Board of Directors for Crossroads Career Services. Although I was honored to receive the invitation, my initial response was, “I don’t have the time to do that.” You see, at the time, I had a full-time job, volunteered in my local church’s ministry, and served on a STEM Advisory …

Grateful for what God has put together!

As we enter November, culminating with the zenith of our American Thanksgiving holiday, we would like to highlight for our Crossroads Career community a few of the many gifts and resources available through the Crossroads Career ministry.  I’m hopeful that by sharing these, we’ll trigger you to see some available resources that may be useful to you and help you …

Hear God Calling 

The group, ‘Hear God Calling’, came at a pivotal time for both my professional and personal life. During my career, I have worked in Corporate America, and it was easy for me to get caught up in the daily work demands; while losing sight of my life’s true calling and purpose. I discovered this group in one of the hundreds …

Are You the Right Fit? Look at the Core!

As we introduced last week, we are delving deeper into the topic of corporate culture and how to determine if you’re the right fit for the organization you’re pursuing. The eight clues we’re proposing are by no means a silver bullet to ensure everything works out, but we believe that if you follow through with these 8 clues, your odds …

I’m Not Alone!

Loneliness is hard. We were not built by God to be alone; we need to be in community. Job seekers struggle every day with loneliness in two significant ways. They spend a lot of time alone. They are separated from the people they used to work with, whom they probably spent more time with than they did their family. Where …

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. …