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 […]

Introducing Ryan Howell, Our New Lead Pastor

August 07, 2019, By: Crossroads Church

Crossroads has announced that Ryan Howell, currently the Lead Pastor of Curtis Lake Church in Sandford, ME, has been selected as the new Lead Pastor. Ryan will assume the role in September 2019, the start of a new ministry season. “I am honored and humbled to be called as Crossroads’ next Lead Pastor. Honestly, Wendy […]

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 […]

Getting Honest

July 29, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.” Romans 7:18 Last week I was reading the book by Pastor Tim Harlow, What Made Jesus Mad, when I came upon a poem he embraced […]

Heart Check

July 22, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

An intelligent person aims at wise action, but a fool starts off in many directions. Proverbs 14:24 Stress—we all experience it. The question is: how do we manage it? The spiritual, mental, emotional, relational, and physical aspects of stress can have devastating effects if allowed to go unchecked for long periods of time. I think […]