We

April 16, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:13-14 When you examine the 12 steps of recovery there […]

Give

April 09, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21 When you think about treasure what comes to mind? A large bank account, a big house, a new car or maybe just keeping pace with the social class you’ve always wanted to belong to. We all accumulate stuff, but sometimes our stuff […]

Live One Day at a Time

April 02, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of our tomorrow too. Live one day at a time.” Matthew 6:34 (TLB) One day at a time; this recovery phrase has been around a long time. I know one of the great lessons recovery has taught me about simplifying my life is to live it […]

Love

March 26, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 This Holy Week I have one prevailing thought – LOVE. God’s love for us revealed on the Cross, the Resurrection and the gift of the Holy Spirit. […]

Don’t Miss the Invitation

March 19, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.” Luke 13:29 What a special time of year Easter is. It’s a very humbling time for Christians as we reflect on the perfect love of God found through Jesus Christ our […]

Open Your Eyes

March 12, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“One thing I know. I was blind but now I see.” John 9:25 I was blind, but now I see. I think all of us have some visual deficit if not outright blindness when it comes to our faith journey. Going through life eyes wide shut is a sure way to miss the message that […]

Growing Up

March 05, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” James 5:16 As a kid I don’t ever remember waiting to grow up so I could begin recovery; I didn’t know back then what hurts, habits, and hang-up’s were coming my way. No, I was pretty much […]

Undoing the Herod Effect

February 26, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he left Judea and returned to Galilee.” Matthew 4:12 Jesus didn’t run from trouble, he didn’t let fear overtake him and he didn’t give into temptation. When it came to the Pharisees and the Herod gang, Jesus didn’t avoid them; instead he set a course that would […]

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 […]