Category Archives: Devotionals

Honest Advent: Day 5

December 04, 2022, By: Crossroads Church

Day 5: Given For to us a child is born, to us a son is given. Isaiah 9:6 God so loved the world. Yawn. I don’t mean to be disrespectful but the world is a pretty big place. According to the World Population clock today there are 7.98 billion people inhabiting this dirty little tennis […]

Honest Advent: Day 4

December 03, 2022, By: Crossroads Church

Day 4: Vulnerability For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven […]

Honest Advent: Day 3

December 02, 2022, By: Crossroads Church

Day 3: Motherhood In pain you will bring forth children. Genesis 3:16 Can I be honest? I wasn’t ready to be a mom. When that pee stick told me the news, I cried. And peed on another stick. (They were not happy tears.) It’s not that I was too young or unsettled; no, I just […]

Honest Advent: Day 2

December 01, 2022, By: Crossroads Church

Day 2: Light The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. John 1:4-5 Light. I once had a dream that I was in the presence of God and the light was so intense that […]

Honest Advent: Day 1

November 30, 2022, By: Crossroads Church

Day 1: Annunciation Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!” Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean. Luke 1:28-29 Welcome to Advent 2022. I must confess, I did not grow up in a religious environment that celebrated Advent very liturgically. I didn’t grow […]

The Feast of Epiphany (Jan 6)

January 05, 2022, By: Anne Martinez

Welcome! Our journey through Advent and the Twelve Days of Christmas has come to a close. Today, we celebrate the Feast of Epiphany. Once again, we invite you to use this approach, which works well for individuals and groups of all ages. Light a candle. Pause to remember the presence of God filling you with […]

Twelfth Day of Christmas (Jan 5)

December 26, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

Welcome! As you journey through these Twelve Day of Christmas we invite you to use this approach, which works well for individuals and groups of all ages. Light a candle. Pause to remember the presence of God filling you with Light and Love. Pray this Opening Prayer: Radiant Creator, awaken me to your presence.Jesus, Light […]

Eleventh Day of Christmas (Jan 4)

December 26, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

Welcome! As you journey through these Twelve Day of Christmas we invite you to use this approach, which works well for individuals and groups of all ages. Light a candle. Pause to remember the presence of God filling you with Light and Love. Pray this Opening Prayer: Radiant Creator, awaken me to your presence.Jesus, Light […]

Tenth Day of Christmas (Jan 3)

December 26, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

Welcome! As you journey through these Twelve Day of Christmas we invite you to use this approach, which works well for individuals and groups of all ages. Light a candle. Pause to remember the presence of God filling you with Light and Love. Pray this Opening Prayer: Radiant Creator, awaken me to your presence.Jesus, Light […]

Ninth Day of Christmas (Jan 2)

December 26, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

Welcome! As you journey through these Twelve Day of Christmas we invite you to use this approach, which works well for individuals and groups of all ages. Light a candle. Pause to remember the presence of God filling you with Light and Love. Pray this Opening Prayer: Radiant Creator, awaken me to your presence.Jesus, Light […]