Christmas Time Already?

December 03, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:14 Friendship is vital to our existence and no friendship is as important than our relationship with Jesus. Now, there is a friend who will never let you down and will love you unconditionally. But the […]

Advent Week 1 // HOPE

November 27, 2018, By: Anne Martinez

Advent is the few weeks leading up to Christmas designed by the early Church for celebration and anticipation of Christ’s birth. This Advent season, we’ll feature a special family devotion each week to help you seek God and focus your attention on him during this busy time of year. “Look, the days are coming”- this […]

Attitude of Gratitude

November 26, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” Colossians 3:16 There is an old saying in recovery: “Attitude of Gratitude.” For many of us in CR, we have moved from an attitude of ingratitude to gratitude. I know I was very ungrateful before recovery. It’s easy to be when you’re living in your own […]

I Can’t Fix Everything, But Jesus Can

November 19, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Nothing in all creation is able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:39 I sure am grateful that God loves messy places. Messy places can be the thoughts that creep into our minds and rob us of our serenity. For me it begins with too much work to do […]

Accepting Hardship as a Pathway to Peace

November 12, 2018, 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 “Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace” comes from the long […]

Grateful For Grace

November 05, 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) As I think of this Thanksgiving month, I can’t help but focus on gratitude and grace. There is so much to be grateful for; recovery, family, church, friends, and for our God who has […]