Category Archives: CR Monday

Living Love

February 11, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” 1 Corinthians 13:7 Love needs to be priority one in our lives if we really are to live like Jesus. That’s the message I have been hearing at church in our new series on Love.  What does God want from […]

Dare to Dream Again, Say Yes to Jesus

February 04, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 For many of us, we gave up on our dreams; sometimes because of our actions or inaction’s, sometimes because of circumstances beyond our control. Dreams fade fast when we are caught […]

Finding Hope in the Struggle

January 28, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 When God speaks of hope it comes with the reality that there is a struggle within us or around us. If there were no […]

Take the First Step

January 22, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3 “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.” Matthew 5:3 (MSG) In Celebrate Recovery we define denial as, “A false system of beliefs that are not […]

A Way Out of Hell on Earth

January 14, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.” Mark 9:43 Is Hell real? You won’t find very many people in CR who will tell you “no.” For many of us […]

Choices

January 08, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2 I was reading a devotional from Oswald Chambers the other day when I realized he was talking about recovery. Oswald states that “We are in danger of forgetting that we cannot do what […]

Joy

December 31, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” John 15:11 Well another year has gone by and another year of CR Mondays prayed for and written. I have been writing these messages since 2006, sent out every Monday; whether I felt like writing […]

Savior’s Birthday

December 24, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior–yes, the Messiah, the Lord–has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!” Luke 2:10-11 I pray the Christmas service you attend this year is filled with awe and wonder of Christ’s birth, and filled with joy, love, and hope. […]

Divine Becomes Humankind

December 17, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:20-21 Christmas is […]

Peace in the Chaos

December 10, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given.” Isaiah 9:6 As I reflect on this Christmas season I feel compelled to remember that while life seems chaotic at times, there is order in the middle of the chaos. I tend to forget that sometimes. Flying high one moment and hitting […]