Category Archives: CR Monday

Inside Job

January 20, 2020, By: Dana Cramer

“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. …First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.” Matthew 23:25-26 This verse reminds me of what is […]

Circle of Influence

January 13, 2020, 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 […]


January 06, 2020, By: Dana Cramer

“You groped your way through that murk once, but no longer. You’re out in the open now. The bright light of Christ makes your way plain. So no more stumbling around. Get on with it! The good, the right, the true—these are the actions appropriate for daylight hours. Figure out what will please Christ, and […]


December 30, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“Come to me all you who are weary, and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28 I don’t […]

The Greatest Gift

December 23, 2019, 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. John 3:16 As I look out my office window Sunday night, I see our yard filled so bright. Santa and his sleigh, the lighted Christmas presents on display. Trees […]

Relational Aspects of Addiction

December 19, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

Do not judge others, and God will not judge you; do not condemn others, and God will not condemn you; forgive others, and God will forgive you. Luke 6:37 (GNB) Everybody is in recovery from something; we learn that very quickly in Celebrate Recovery. There is a relational component in every addiction. Some would say […]

Thorns and Grace

December 09, 2019, 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 […]

Serenity Through Surrender

December 02, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Romans 8:7 Without God, we cannot find the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference. As we examine […]


November 25, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 It’s that time of year again; Thursday marks the holiday season with Thanksgiving and the busy rush to Christmas and New Year’s. How can we […]

You Need A Friend

November 18, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

“Some men came bringing to him a paralytic, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said […]