Category Archives: CR Monday

Lovingly Flawed

September 21, 2020, By: Dana Cramer

“My little children, I am telling you this so that you will stay away from sin. But if you sin, there is someone to plead for you before the Father. His name is Jesus Christ, the one who is all that is good and who pleases God completely. He is the one who took God’s wrath […]

Grateful for Grace

September 14, 2020, By: Dana Cramer

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God -not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:8-10 Question […]

Let Go, Let God

September 10, 2020, By: Dana Cramer

“My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.” John 10:10 Let go-let God is a familiar saying in recovery circles and its meaning is related to letting go of our selfishness and short comings and letting God take charge or our lives. How hard it is to live this truth, to put God first […]

All Aboard

August 31, 2020, By: Dana Cramer

“The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.” Psalm 37:23-24 We come to Celebrate Recovery because our hurts, habits, or hang-ups have prevented us from moving forward in our lives. We can get stuck, looking for […]

Daily Struggle

August 24, 2020, By: Dana Cramer

“God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we’re free of worry on Judgment Day – our standing in the world is […]

Underestimating God

August 17, 2020, By: Dana Cramer

“Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you, Lord, are good.” Psalms 25:7 Have you ever been so down that you doubted God could restore your life? Believing your sins are too severe and out of God’s realm is a very dark place to […]

Emotional Triggers

August 10, 2020, By: Dana Cramer

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking around life – and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture […]

Encrypted Words

August 03, 2020, By: Dana Cramer

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 I was talking with some people in CR about the biggest lie we can tell ourselves – that we aren’t good enough for God. Sounds crazy, but there was a time that I thought that way, contrary to […]

Character Building

July 27, 2020, By: Dana Cramer

“Healthy people don’t need a doctor – sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” Mark 2:17 Principle 4 (Steps 4-5): “Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.” What do we have to gain by […]

Thorns and Grace

July 20, 2020, By: Dana Cramer

“Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn’t get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around […]