I Can’t Fix Everything, But Jesus Can

November 19, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Nothing in all creation is able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:39 I sure am grateful that God loves messy places. Messy places can be the thoughts that creep into our minds and rob us of our serenity. For me it begins with too much work to do […]

Accepting Hardship as a Pathway to Peace

November 12, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4 “Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace” comes from the long […]

Grateful For Grace

November 05, 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) As I think of this Thanksgiving month, I can’t help but focus on gratitude and grace. There is so much to be grateful for; recovery, family, church, friends, and for our God who has […]

Sweet Holy Spirit

October 29, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” Colossians 3:16 CR Principle 7: “Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will—Step 11: We sought through prayer and meditation to improve […]

Whatever God Starts, God Finishes

October 22, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Being confident in this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 Celebrate Recovery Principle 5: Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. In this principle […]

Watch What You Pray For

October 15, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all he has done.” Philippians 4:6 Whatever dysfunction brings us through the front door of our churches and Celebrate Recovery, we are met by people who are living testimonies that God is real, that Christ died on the […]

Halloween Block Parties :: Food Ideas

October 10, 2018, By: Crossroads Church

Click on the links below for some great recipe ideas we’ve found for you! These will make your Halloween Block Party a hit. Share this post with a neighbor who would want in on the fun, too. PIZZA SNAKE: http://www.creatingwithjessicaperez.com/perez-kitchen/2011/12/01/pizza-snake CREAM CHEESE STUFFED PUMPKIN ROLLS: https://www.tastemade.com/videos/cream-cheese-stuffed-pumpkin-dinner-rolls SPIDER WEB PIZZA: Buy or make pizza dough. Top with […]

Halloween Block Parties :: Planning Your Party Menu

October 10, 2018, By: Crossroads Church

Depending on your needs and style, you may want to have a simple neighborhood gathering or extend the party from after school all the way until nighttime. Make sure you include the ‘Party Menu’ on your invitations. Families will want to know when the group photo will be taken, or if they can’t make it […]

Halloween Block Parties :: Get Your Neighbors Involved

October 10, 2018, By: Crossroads Church

The idea of a Halloween Block Party is to bring neighbors together. It’s a good idea to find 1 or 2 neighbors to help you with the event. One can take the “Lone Ranger” approach, and it can be a great event. However, it may make it more difficult to find someone else to organize it next […]

Waiting on Prayer

October 08, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” James 1:22 I was listening to the Crossroads message over the weekend when one question caught my attention: Does God answer prayer? Someone remarked that the answer is yes but sometimes you need to wait—but for how long? That is […]