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, …

The 5 P’s of God Calling

After you start listening more carefully to the languages and voice of God, it’s time to start thinking about why or to what God is calling you. A great place to start is with this framework from one of Chip Ingram’s teachings, which describes the 5 P’s of Calling to: a Person, a Purpose, a People, a Process, and a …

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 …

You are Created for Good Works

Annually, the Crossroads Career Board of Directors gather together at a retreat to pray, fellowship, and strategically plan for the upcoming year. In 2019, we met in Minnesota to do precisely that…

Your Best Investment

Do you know what your most important asset is? You! Are you being “penny wise and pound foolish” with your search for a job, career or calling? Let’s take a look at how you are spending your time, money and effort to insure the best return on your investment. Time “So teach us to number our days, that we may …

Get the Goals You Set

Make Progress Every Week What goals did you set this year? Get any of them yet? Maybe you gave up? Perhaps you forgot? Possibly you are frustrated or disappointed? I can relate to all of the above. I am afflicted and blessed with ADHD (attention deficient hyperactivity disorder). It’s easy for me to forget and get frustrated. Much of my …

What Are You Gifted to Do?

This is a guest post from Dr. Art Lindsley of The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics. What are you specifically created to do? That is the million-dollar question! To answer this question, we need to understand the nature of God’s gifts. Look at the passage in I Peter 4: As each one has received a special gift, employ it …

Thank God It’s Friday

The end of another week of work. The boss behaving badly. You’re in a job you hate. But wait. This is not just any Friday! This is GOOD Friday. And why is it SO good? Because Sunday’s Comin’ Nobody tells the story any better than pastor S. M. Lockridge. The next 3:39 minutes of the video It’s Friday, but Sunday’s Comin’ will give you …