Share Your Heart

July 16, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. Psalm 100:4 To share your heart requires courage, whether the sharing is done one on one, in a share group, or with family and friends. Besides courage, sharing also requires honesty, vulnerability, transparency, and sometimes […]

We Have A New Lead Pastor!

July 15, 2019, By: Crossroads Church

Members of Crossroads Church, in a vote at noon on Sunday, overwhelmingly affirmed the Pastoral Search Team’s recommendation for Lead Pastor. Our candidate heartily accepted the role, and the meeting ended with cheers, happy tears, hugs and prayers of gratitude. Ryan and his family have taken off for a week of family vacation, and we […]

Live Out Love

July 08, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” 1 Corinthians 13:7 Love needs to be priority one in our lives if we are to live like Jesus. It is God’s will that we love others. It’s more than a feeling, it’s a choice to live in love and […]

Why Simple Can Be So Hard

July 01, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” Philippians 2:13 Here is a fact: I can complicate the simplest of things. Sound familiar? It seems to be a problem for a lot of people; I know it is for me. When I first looked at […]

Go Big With God

June 24, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more then all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 Sometimes, I underestimate God: “No way God, […]

Discipline In Recovery

June 17, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“But Gods discipline is always good for us, so that we might share in His Holiness. No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening–it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.” Hebrews 12:10-11 Yesterday was a great day, a great Father’s day. […]

Circle of Influence

June 10, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“No one lights a lamp and then covers it with a washtub or shoves it under the bed. No, you set it up on a lamp stand so those who enter the room can see their way. We’re not hiding things; we’re bringing everything out into the open. So be careful that you don’t become […]

Celebrate Love

June 03, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever!” Psalm 30:11-12 Ever wonder why we use the word “Celebrate” to describe our […]

Sacrificial Love

May 27, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:12-13 What a fitting verse for this Memorial Day. I find myself once again thinking about our brave men and women in uniform, their families, and […]

Fears

May 20, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 Fear—we have all experienced it—and for some, have been paralyzed by it. Fear, in its many variations, can stop us in our tracks if we […]