Those People

February 19, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Mark 4:35 “The Other Side.” In today’s worldview that could mean, let’s go over and talk with one of “those people.” Who are those people? I guess it depends on your perspective. It could be anyone outside […]

Resentment – The Ultimate Serenity Thief

February 12, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:17-18 Resentment is the number one destroyer of my sobriety, it is the thief of my serenity, and it […]

Boogieman

February 05, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.” Lamentations 3:40 I remember as a child how frightful I was of the boogieman. I could never really identify who or what it was, all I knew is that it hid in my closet. As long as I didn’t open […]

Listen

January 29, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” James 1:18-20 Just as God heals us individually, he can heal our relationships as well. But the work that goes into healing broken relationships is very difficult. In the beginning of our […]

Live Out What God is Working in

January 22, 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) There are a lot of reasons why Celebrate Recovery works, first and foremost is the fact that God is at the center. Second, the 12-step process really works. Third, we share the same struggles. […]

Let Go and Let God

January 15, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.” John 10:10 Let go and let God is a familiar saying in recovery. There are so many things we hang on to, some seem so right and some are downright disastrous. But in reality, we all get caught up in our stuff, it’s why we […]

Forgive

January 08, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“If you do not forgive others their sins, God will not forgive your sins.” Matthew 6:15 A major cause of relapse in recovery is unresolved anger and resentment. The longer it is allowed to fester, the worse our relationships become. What is the antidote for resentment? It is forgiveness. I struggled with resentment for years […]

Happy New Year – One Day at a Time

January 01, 2018, 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 Do you want 2018 to be a great year? I’m sure most of us would answer that question in the positive, I sure would. So how do you go about making 2018 a […]

Christmas is the Love of Christ

December 25, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“Out of sheer generosity he put us in right standing with himself. A pure gift. He got us out of the mess we were in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be. And he did it by means of Jesus Christ. God sacrificed Jesus on the altar of the world to […]

Commitment

December 18, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to […]