Category Archives: CR Monday

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 […]

Christmas Time Already?

December 03, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:14 Friendship is vital to our existence and no friendship is as important than our relationship with Jesus. Now, there is a friend who will never let you down and will love you unconditionally. But the […]

Attitude of Gratitude

November 26, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” Colossians 3:16 There is an old saying in recovery: “Attitude of Gratitude.” For many of us in CR, we have moved from an attitude of ingratitude to gratitude. I know I was very ungrateful before recovery. It’s easy to be when you’re living in your own […]

I Can’t Fix Everything, But Jesus Can

November 19, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Nothing in all creation is able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:39 I sure am grateful that God loves messy places. Messy places can be the thoughts that creep into our minds and rob us of our serenity. For me it begins with too much work to do […]

Accepting Hardship as a Pathway to Peace

November 12, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4 “Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace” comes from the long […]

Grateful For Grace

November 05, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“My Grace is enough, it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 (MSG) As I think of this Thanksgiving month, I can’t help but focus on gratitude and grace. There is so much to be grateful for; recovery, family, church, friends, and for our God who has […]

Sweet Holy Spirit

October 29, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” Colossians 3:16 CR Principle 7: “Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will—Step 11: We sought through prayer and meditation to improve […]

Whatever God Starts, God Finishes

October 22, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Being confident in this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 Celebrate Recovery Principle 5: Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. In this principle […]

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 […]