Category Archives: CR Monday

Live Out What God is Working in

January 22, 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) There are a lot of reasons why Celebrate Recovery works, first and foremost is the fact that God is at the center. Second, the 12-step process really works. Third, we share the same struggles. […]

Let Go and Let God

January 15, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.” John 10:10 Let go and let God is a familiar saying in recovery. There are so many things we hang on to, some seem so right and some are downright disastrous. But in reality, we all get caught up in our stuff, it’s why we […]

Forgive

January 08, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“If you do not forgive others their sins, God will not forgive your sins.” Matthew 6:15 A major cause of relapse in recovery is unresolved anger and resentment. The longer it is allowed to fester, the worse our relationships become. What is the antidote for resentment? It is forgiveness. I struggled with resentment for years […]

Happy New Year – One Day at a Time

January 01, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“So don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time.” Matthew 6:34 Do you want 2018 to be a great year? I’m sure most of us would answer that question in the positive, I sure would. So how do you go about making 2018 a […]

Christmas is the Love of Christ

December 25, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“Out of sheer generosity he put us in right standing with himself. A pure gift. He got us out of the mess we were in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be. And he did it by means of Jesus Christ. God sacrificed Jesus on the altar of the world to […]

Commitment

December 18, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to […]

Experiencing Christmas

December 11, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:14 One of my favorite quotes from Clarence, the Angel from the movie It’s a Wonderful Life — “George, no man is a failure who has friends.” How true, friendship is vital to our well-being and […]

Order from Chaos

December 04, 2017, 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 so chaotic at times, there is order in the middle of the chaos; I tend to forget that sometimes. Flying high one moment and […]

Daily Struggle

November 27, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“Perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. We love each other because he loved us first.” 1 John 4:18-19 God’s perfect love isn’t something experienced by osmosis; I think we surrender ourselves to God over […]

Don’t Waste Today

November 20, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“So don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time.” Matthew 6:34 (TLB) Have you ever had a day when you just didn’t want to deal with all the stuff? I think we all have days like that, but what happens when you ignore stuff […]