God Shy

March 04, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is.” Romans 12:2 Change starts with prayer and […]

Love & Law

February 25, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “Love the Lord God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on […]

Relational Recovery

February 18, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well. Learn to love appropriately. You need to use your head and test your feelings so that your love is sincere and intelligent, not sentimental gush. Love a lovers life, circumspect and exemplary, a life Jesus […]

Living Love

February 11, 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 really are to live like Jesus. That’s the message I have been hearing at church in our new series on Love.  What does God want from […]

Dare to Dream Again, Say Yes to Jesus

February 04, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 For many of us, we gave up on our dreams; sometimes because of our actions or inaction’s, sometimes because of circumstances beyond our control. Dreams fade fast when we are caught […]

Finding Hope in the Struggle

January 28, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 When God speaks of hope it comes with the reality that there is a struggle within us or around us. If there were no […]

Take the First Step

January 22, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3 “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.” Matthew 5:3 (MSG) In Celebrate Recovery we define denial as, “A false system of beliefs that are not […]

A Way Out of Hell on Earth

January 14, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.” Mark 9:43 Is Hell real? You won’t find very many people in CR who will tell you “no.” For many of us […]

Choices

January 08, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2 I was reading a devotional from Oswald Chambers the other day when I realized he was talking about recovery. Oswald states that “We are in danger of forgetting that we cannot do what […]

Joy

December 31, 2018, By: Dana Cramer

“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” John 15:11 Well another year has gone by and another year of CR Mondays prayed for and written. I have been writing these messages since 2006, sent out every Monday; whether I felt like writing […]