9/30/19– Small

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Harder than fitting a camel through the eye of a needle”? Jesus coined it. Here’s what he said: “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God” (Mark 10:25). The largest animal known in the society of …

9/27/19– Salt

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Salt changes things. We’re most familiar with salt on the kitchen table. But did you know that salt can whiten your teeth, drive away ants, and in the history of the world it was used as currency? That’s why God commanded ancient believers: “Season all your grain offerings with salt. Do not leave the salt of the covenant of your God …

9/26/19– God’s Plan

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For the last week I’ve been on vacation riding a motorcycle along the Pacific Coast Highway in California with my wife and some dear friends. (I had prepared a week’s worth of these meditations for you so I could unplug while I was gone). Now, I’m back home safely with wonderful memories of sunny, coastal scenery and an experience of …

9/25/19– Contentment

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“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you’” (Hebrews 13:5). Contentment results in freedom. Real life that isn’t run or ruined by worry or money or anxious striving. Contentment starts with God. And often times circumstances don’t need …

9/24/19– Opinions

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Everybody has an opinion. But more than that. Each of us is enamored by our own opinion. We genuinely believe that if people just saw more things our way, the world would be a better place. It’s not necessarily a malicious thing, either. Over time we’ve just become very comfortable with our own opinion. It fits us. It becomes our …

9/23/19– Humility

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Great people don’t think they’re great. How can a powerful, successful CEO be so humble and down-to-earth? So kind that they know the name of every employee and give each a Christmas gift just for them? How can you get ahead in life and at the same time practice humility? “Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than …

9/20/19– Bubbles

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Forgiveness actually changes things. It’s more than an ancient truth penned in dusty religion books. It is meant to experience. To breathe. To live and give. To change situations. To change relationships. To change our church. To change our community. To change you. There is one kind of joy when unwrapping a gift. It’s the anticipation, and the confidence that …

9/19/19– Smoke Detector

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My sensitive smoke detector is screaming for my attention. The smoke detector in my kitchen sits on a ledge directly above the oven, and it is a pain! I mean, I like to cook bacon in the oven. When I open up the oven door to check the bacon, a smokey, meaty cloud of deliciousness gently wafts out of the …