Emotional Sobriety: Practice Encourages Progress

August 05, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed […]

Getting Honest

July 29, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.” Romans 7:18 Last week I was reading the book by Pastor Tim Harlow, What Made Jesus Mad, when I came upon a poem he embraced […]

Heart Check

July 22, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

An intelligent person aims at wise action, but a fool starts off in many directions. Proverbs 14:24 Stress—we all experience it. The question is: how do we manage it? The spiritual, mental, emotional, relational, and physical aspects of stress can have devastating effects if allowed to go unchecked for long periods of time. I think […]

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 […]