From the Heart

November 13, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“How true it is, and how I long that everyone should know it, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—and I was the greatest of them all. But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as an example to show everyone how patient he is with even […]

Great Expectations

November 06, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“Servants, do what you’re told by your masters. And don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind that the ultimate Master you are serving […]

Worthiness

October 30, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“He canceled the record that contained the charges against us. He took it and destroyed it by nailing it to Christ’s cross.” Colossians 2:14 “I’m not worthy” was the mantra of a popular television show from the 90’s. It was also my mantra, living a life where insecurity and fear ruled the day, every day. […]

Peace and Hardship

October 23, 2017, 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 The originator of the Serenity Prayer must have read the verse […]

Character Or Character

October 16, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 When I obsess over a problem, the bigger the problem becomes. It may have something […]

The Fix

October 09, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (MSG) I’ve been talking to a lot of people this past week about a lot of things, but […]

The Need to Be Right

October 02, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“You’re familiar with the command to the ancients, ‘Do not murder.’ I’m telling you that anyone who is so much as angry with a brother or sister is guilty of murder. Carelessly call a brother ‘idiot!’ and you just might find yourself hauled into court. Thoughtlessly yell ‘stupid!’ at a sister and you are on […]

Keep it Simple

September 25, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:3 “Keep it simple” is an old recovery phrase that reminds us to focus on the 12 steps of recovery instead of relying on our […]

Co-Dependency and Grace

September 18, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.” Romans 6:14 Whenever I hear a message about grace I pay attention. Why? Simply put, I don’t know where I would be if it were not for grace. The older I get the more I see just […]

Legalism and Grace

September 11, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your 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 these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40 What happens when […]