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 […]

The Need to Be Right

October 02, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“You’re familiar with the command to the ancients, ‘Do not murder.’ I’m telling you that anyone who is so much as angry with a brother or sister is guilty of murder. Carelessly call a brother ‘idiot!’ and you just might find yourself hauled into court. Thoughtlessly yell ‘stupid!’ at a sister and you are on […]

Keep it Simple

September 25, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:3 “Keep it simple” is an old recovery phrase that reminds us to focus on the 12 steps of recovery instead of relying on our […]

Co-Dependency and Grace

September 18, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.” Romans 6:14 Whenever I hear a message about grace I pay attention. Why? Simply put, I don’t know where I would be if it were not for grace. The older I get the more I see just […]

Legalism and Grace

September 11, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40 What happens when […]

Self Unhinged

September 04, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” Philippians 2:13 Celebrate Recovery is more than overcoming alcoholism or addiction; it works for any hurt, habit or hang-up. When I hear the word recovery I think of my life with Christ. I have gone through a […]

Just Because You Can; Should You?

August 28, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“Just because something is technically legal doesn’t mean that it’s spiritually appropriate. If I went around doing whatever I thought I could get by with, I’d be a slave to my whims.”  Or didn’t you realize that your body is a sacred place, the place of the Holy Spirit? Don’t you see that you can’t […]

Struggle

August 21, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we’re free of worry on Judgment Day—our standing in the world is identical with […]

All Aboard

August 14, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.” Psalm 37:23-24 We had four new people at Celebrate Recovery last Friday night. Each had their own story and reasons why they came. It doesn’t really […]