Category Archives: CR Monday

Only The Lonely

October 07, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“Father to the fatherless, defender of widows—this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.” Psalm 68: 5-6 Loneliness is a terrible state of mind. For those reading this message today who have been in that lonely place, I don’t need to […]

God’s Got This

September 30, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“God has things under control even when life is out of control.” That’s the hope filled message I heard at church over the weekend. We all know how important hope is to our recovery. We come to Celebrate Recovery to have a new relationship with Christ, learning to rely on his grace to clear away […]

HOW

September 23, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t. and life can’t. The angels won’t, and all the powers of hell itself cannot keep God’s love away… Nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when he died […]

Maintenance Steps – Much more Than That

September 16, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“I am sure that God, who began the good work within you, will keep right on helping you grow in his grace until his task within you is finally finished on that day when Jesus Christ returns.” Philippians 1:6 The last 3 steps of recovery have been described by some as maintenance steps; they are much […]

Exceed Expectations

September 09, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“Servants, do what you’re told by your masters. And don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind that the ultimate Master you are serving […]

Let Go, Let God

September 02, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“For God is at work in you, giving you the will and the power to achieve His purpose.” Philippians 2:13 Most people hear the word recovery and think of the alcoholic or addict. When I hear the word recovery, I think of my life with Christ. I have gone through a few recovery definitions in […]

The Process of Forgetting

August 26, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.” Isaiah 43:18 In dealing with our past it is common to want to forget; to bury our hurts rather than face them. Many people come to CR because trying to forget the past has caught up with them in the here-and-now. Many have said: “I […]

Forgiveness is Freedom

August 19, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the alter and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the alter. First go and be reconciled to your brother, then come and offer your gift.” Matthew 5:23-24 Celebrate Recovery’s 9th Step talks about 3 kinds of forgiveness we […]

I Can’t Fix Everything, But Jesus Can

August 12, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“Nothing in all creation is able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:39 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest… For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 I sure am grateful that God loves messy […]

Emotional Sobriety: Practice Encourages Progress

August 05, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed […]