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 […]

From the Heart

November 13, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“How true it is, and how I long that everyone should know it, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—and I was the greatest of them all. But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as an example to show everyone how patient he is with even […]

Great Expectations

November 06, 2017, 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 […]

Worthiness

October 30, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“He canceled the record that contained the charges against us. He took it and destroyed it by nailing it to Christ’s cross.” Colossians 2:14 “I’m not worthy” was the mantra of a popular television show from the 90’s. It was also my mantra, living a life where insecurity and fear ruled the day, every day. […]

Peace and Hardship

October 23, 2017, 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 The originator of the Serenity Prayer must have read the verse […]

Character Or Character

October 16, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 When I obsess over a problem, the bigger the problem becomes. It may have something […]

The Fix

October 09, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (MSG) I’ve been talking to a lot of people this past week about a lot of things, but […]