Category Archives: CR Monday

Watch What You Pray For

October 15, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all he has done.” Philippians 4:6 Whatever dysfunction brings us through the front door of our churches and Celebrate Recovery, we are met by people who are living testimonies that God is real, that Christ died on the […]

Waiting on Prayer

October 08, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” James 1:22 I was listening to the Crossroads message over the weekend when one question caught my attention: Does God answer prayer? Someone remarked that the answer is yes but sometimes you need to wait—but for how long? That is […]

Who Do You Trust?

October 01, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Now that we know what we have—Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God—let’s not let it slip through our fingers. We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin. So let’s walk right up to him […]

All Things

September 24, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 There was a time I didn’t believe this remarkable verse from Philippians. I had it backwards, I thought through my own intellect and will power I could do all things. If I needed Christ I would ask, but you know what, I rarely did. […]

The Thorn In My Side

September 17, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations…At first I didn’t think of it as a gift and asked God three times to remove it… He said ‘My grace is enough, it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness’ …Now I take limitations […]

Come To Me

September 10, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29 As I read this verse I am comforted by Jesus’ promise […]

Welcome Home

September 02, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“So he got up (the son) and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” Luke 15:20 “Welcome home” can mean different things to different people. […]

Expect the Unexpected

August 27, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live One Day at a time.” Matthew 6:34 What is your first reaction to the phrase: “The unexpected is always among us.” Would you react with fear, thinking that something bad is going to happen? Or would you react in anticipation that […]

The Balancing Act

August 20, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs and don’t forget to thank him for his answers.” Philippians 4:6 With everything that goes on in life how do we keep a healthy balance? I got to be honest with you, this is really hard stuff and I have spent as much time […]

Train Lessons

August 13, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Listen to me. Keep silence and I will teach you wisdom!”  Job 33:33 An annoying occurrence happened on the way to work recently. Three times I was stopped at a train crossing while a slumbering train proceeded down the tracks. There I sat in my truck two mornings in a row, “patiently” (OK, not so […]