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 …

Pray 2020 Without Ceasing

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New Year ahead! We don’t know what the future will bring, but we do know Who does know. After 31 years of Crossroads Career ministering, we are sharing our best ever reflections and resources, as well as tools and tips, on how to pray without ceasing. Pray and Prep Rather than begin by setting goals and making plans, start by …

Seven Days of Thanks Giving

  As Thanksgiving week begins, start every day by giving thanks to someone for something.  Here are seven days of suggestions: Sunday – Jesus gave thanks for His job to die and rise again paying the penalty for our sins. “And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all …

Your Hope and Future?

  Do you want next year to be better?  Can you see a future for yourself in which you are not only maximizing your career, but you are also experiencing a whole-life sense of wellbeing? What do you hope for? Family: Mom and dad, brothers and sisters, husband and wife, sons and daughters by blood and marriage both extended and …

Declare Your Freedom

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  As millions of Americans celebrate Independence Day, most of us are in bondage to our financial situations. Are you among them? I owe. I owe. It’s off to work I go. Sound familiar? Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Fearful that you will run out of money before the end of the month?  Spending more than you make? Living off …

Prayer Warriors Needed

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More than a War of Words Last Wednesday at 3:05PM, our Prayer Network lit up because of this prayer request: “please pray for me I’m dealing with depression. I feel hopeless and alone.” It triggered a potential suicide alert to Crossroads Career Support, and we forwarded a message to a nearby career ministry: “We had a person fill out a …

What I Learned in Prison

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It has been 47 years since I was in prison to visit my favorite cousin, Chucky. We talked for about an hour. He was young, good looking and smart.  After he got out, he went back to drugs and later threw himself off a bridge. The last time I saw him was in a photograph at his memorial service. I …