The Day After

April 17, 2017, 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: were bringing everything out into the open. So be careful that you don’t become […]

Passion for Compassion

April 10, 2017, 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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17 Passion Week is upon us and […]

Heart Condition

April 03, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these sisters and brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40 The annual physical, a rite of passage for the middle aged and a necessity for the oldster, you can count me in the oldster’s category. Every year I go […]

Focus

March 27, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

“Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13 What we focus on has huge implications on what we do today. When we focus on the problem it just keeps getting larger. When we focus on the solution we find victory. The choice is ours to make. […]

Flip the Switch

March 20, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness, and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Ephesians 5:8-10 For us to see light means we must have a reference point in which we […]

Character

March 13, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other. Galatians 5:24-26 I was having a conversation with my grandson the other day, we were […]

Take the Step

March 06, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.” “Yes come” Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began […]

Giants

February 27, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 I listened to a David and Goliath message at church over the weekend and of course I thought; boy, how many giants have I had in my life and how did I ever to overcome […]

More Than We Bargained For

February 20, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord. Lamentations 3:40 Most of us come to CR knowing that something is wrong; we may be in denial as to the extent of the problems but we all come with our hurts, hang-ups and habits. As we progress through the […]

Love

February 13, 2017, By: Dana Cramer

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all mind and with all your strength. …Love your neighbor as yourself. Mark 12:30-31 People come to Celebrate Recovery with a wide variety of hurts, hang-ups and habits. The central theme we all share is that our lives are […]