Category Archives: CR Monday

Circle of Influence

June 10, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“No one lights a lamp and then covers it with a washtub or shoves it under the bed. No, you set it up on a lamp stand so those who enter the room can see their way. We’re not hiding things; we’re bringing everything out into the open. So be careful that you don’t become […]

Celebrate Love

June 03, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever!” Psalm 30:11-12 Ever wonder why we use the word “Celebrate” to describe our […]

Sacrificial Love

May 27, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:12-13 What a fitting verse for this Memorial Day. I find myself once again thinking about our brave men and women in uniform, their families, and […]

Fears

May 20, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 Fear—we have all experienced it—and for some, have been paralyzed by it. Fear, in its many variations, can stop us in our tracks if we […]

Tough Love

May 13, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10 What is Tough Love?  Tough love is about loving a person enough to tell them the truth and hold them accountable for their actions. It’s not mean-spirited, judgmental or shaming; […]

The Power of Group

May 06, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“Two people can accomplish more than twice as much as one; they get a better return for their labor. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But people who are alone when they fall are in real trouble…. A person standing alone can be defeated, but two can stand back to […]

No More Secrets

April 29, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.” Lamentations 3:40 CR Principle 4: Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust. Step 4: We made a searching and fearless moral inventory or ourselves. Step 5: We admitted to God, ourselves, and to […]

Recovery Is For Everybody

April 22, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“I pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead…” Ephesians 1:19-20 Holy week was awesome this year and I hope you all spent some time in reading the word, prayer, and meditation. As I was […]

Saturdays

April 15, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 Easter is fast approaching and churches are gearing up for Good Friday and Easter services. In fact, Celebrate Recovery at Crossroads will have a special Good Friday […]

Why Not Me

April 08, 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 Where is God in the darkness? He’s right where He is supposed to be; at work in our lives, even when we can’t seem […]