By Sharon Swing, Co-Author of Listen to My Life – The Wisdom of Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story

I arrived at this particular life crossroads after an exhausting three-year run that included a challenging “hair-on-fire” job while parenting a preschooler. I loved the purpose behind the work and the people, but the way I went about engaging in it left me depleted. In leading, I had isolated myself. Professionalism, discretion, and pride led me to that lonely place where busyness was worn as a badge of honor and spirituality was reduced to looking to God for marching orders. My soul had not been well tended, and it was evident to the people around me. This particular situation was not familiar to me, but I thought I knew what to do at a life crossroads. Read more of Sharon’s article published in Spring/Summer 2014 Conversations Journal.