Remember When (Day 7, Tuesday)

February 21, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

Starter Prayer: God of good memories, help me perceive your closeness in our sweetest moments and in our boldest acts for justice and mercy. Amen Focus Phrase: Remember When I remember when I was struggling with an important decision and asked my spiritual director for help with how to pray. He suggested I ask God […]

The Meeting (Day 6, Monday)

February 21, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

Starter Prayer: Gracious God. Give us the ability to sense your presence in both momentary and monumental divine meetings. Focus Word: Meetings And so we begin the First (full) Week of Lent. May you be blessed with restful and rejuvenating days.  (By the way, we haven’t talked about “giving things up” for Lent. Have you […]

I’m Worth It (Day 4, Saturday)

February 16, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

Starter Prayer: God of Discovery: Give me the imagination to see “I’m worth” the Invitation. Teach me to trust that “I’m worth it.”  Help me establish an identity of “Worth It”, once and for all. Focus Phrase: I’m worth it. This Weekend, Ryan is wrapping up the week of Ash Wednesday with a reflection about […]

Salvation is Magical (Day 3, Friday)

February 16, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

Starter Prayer: God of effortless rising: Give us boundless energy to break the yoke of oppression, again and again. Holy Spirit, move in us, “pushing back, spinning out and rising.” Focus Phrase: Salvation is magical. Today’s scripture passage is as good as Bible poetry gets. And the artist, Hannah Garrity presents a glorious commentary on […]

The Reward (Day 2, Thursday)

February 16, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

Starter Prayer: God of genuine spirituality: Lead us through the steps of recovery from our addiction to approval. May we risk being real and present with you, ourselves and others. May we know the reward of deep connection. Focus Phrase: Connection with God I’ve studied Jesus’ warnings against spiritual grandstanding for most of my life. […]

Invited In (Ash Wednesday)

February 16, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

Starter Prayer: God of surprising invitations: Give us the wisdom and humility to recognize our worth; and give us the courage to accept your invitation into a more satisfying spiritual life. Focus Phrase: Invited In Churches love inviting people to do stuff: You’re invited to attend services, volunteer, give in the offering, learn from the […]

God Within

January 25, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

“For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” Philippians 2:13   Celebrate Recovery does a very good job of getting us to look within as we seek Gods help to overcome our hurts, hang-ups and habits. I guess I had it backwards, I always expected “the […]

The Ultimate Paradox

January 24, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.” 1 Corinthians 15:10 (TLB)   “The ultimate paradox of recovery is this: You have to surrender to […]

Less is More

January 11, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

“He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” John 3:30 (TLB)   “I read this verse last week and I thought what a perfect recovery verse – Becoming less so I can be more of what God would have me be. Just how do we do that? Honestly, the answer eluded […]

Fitting In

January 06, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

“My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.” John 10:10 (TLB)   “Fitting in” is something many people have struggled with over the years. Where do we fit in with God, family, friends, community, work? Have you ever asked yourself -“Why am I here”- I did all the time before I met God in […]