All Things

September 24, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 There was a time I didn’t believe this remarkable verse from Philippians. I had it backwards, I thought through my own intellect and will power I could do all things. If I needed Christ I would ask, but you know what, I rarely did. […]

The Thorn In My Side

September 17, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations…At first I didn’t think of it as a gift and asked God three times to remove it… He said ‘My grace is enough, it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness’ …Now I take limitations […]

Come To Me

September 10, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29 As I read this verse I am comforted by Jesus’ promise […]

Welcome Home

September 02, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“So he got up (the son) and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” Luke 15:20 “Welcome home” can mean different things to different people. […]

Expect the Unexpected

August 27, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live One Day at a time.” Matthew 6:34 What is your first reaction to the phrase: “The unexpected is always among us.” Would you react with fear, thinking that something bad is going to happen? Or would you react in anticipation that […]

The Balancing Act

August 20, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs and don’t forget to thank him for his answers.” Philippians 4:6 With everything that goes on in life how do we keep a healthy balance? I got to be honest with you, this is really hard stuff and I have spent as much time […]

Train Lessons

August 13, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Listen to me. Keep silence and I will teach you wisdom!”  Job 33:33 An annoying occurrence happened on the way to work recently. Three times I was stopped at a train crossing while a slumbering train proceeded down the tracks. There I sat in my truck two mornings in a row, “patiently” (OK, not so […]

Forgetting is a Process

August 06, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and […]

Grace

July 30, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“My Grace is enough for you. When you are weak, my power is made perfect in you.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 His grace is enough for us. The verse doesn’t say I need to understand grace, I just need to know that it is enough for me. I can‘t earn it or buy it, I just […]

Serve and be Served

July 23, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Dear brothers, you have been given freedom: not freedom to do wrong, but freedom to love and serve each other.” Galatians 6:2 Celebrate Recovery is about service: who can I help today? One way we can be involved in service is by allowing people to serve (help) us. What? How is that being of service? […]