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? […]

Senior Pastor John Smith Announces Leadership Transition

July 18, 2018, By: Crossroads Church

Crossroads Church senior pastor, John Smith recently announced his intention to transition out of the role of senior pastor, effective September 1, 2018. John and Phyllis Smith co-founded Crossroads in 1996, and John will have served as senior pastor for 23 years. “It will always be with overwhelming joy that I remember my time as […]

Carry the Message

July 16, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively. If one of them falls down, the other can help him up. But if someone is alone… there is no one to help him…Two can resist an attack that would defeat one man alone.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 In Celebrate Recovery, it is not […]

Disaster Training

July 09, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loves us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels can’t, and the demons can’t. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can’t keep Gods love away…Nothing in all […]

We Are Rich

July 02, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 You know what happens when you focus on the problem? The problem just gets bigger. It’s that kind of thinking that brings many of us to recovery; we get stuck and can’t see the solution. We keep […]

Strength in Meekness

June 25, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Blessed are the Meek” // Matthew 5:5 Call me crazy, but strength and meekness are related. Suffice to say that these two traits do belong together, and do go hand in hand. As we study this beatitude that covers our third step—make a decision to turn our lives and our will over to the care […]

Take the Right Turn

June 18, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be open to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”  Luke 11:9-10 […]