10/31/19– Overflowing

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“Excuse me. Sir?!”  I was exiting the coffee shop, focused on my next appointment. I half-heard the words thinking they were for someone else. I glanced over my shoulder just to check. A smiling lady behind the coffee bar started talking to me even before I turned around. She said that she had heard pieces of the conversation at my …

10/30/19– Married to God

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Many versions of Beauty and the Beast tell a story of about two lovers, one of them positioned with privilege, riches or beauty, the other—a beast, a toad, a criminal, a prostitute, poor, ugly, forsaken. This is your story, too. God writes it. More than that, God stars in this story. He is the privileged one. He holds the riches …

10/29/19– Noah’s Prayer

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Dear Lord God, I have completed the ark as you have commanded. We’re all inside. You will need to secure the portals, when the time is right. The animals are strangely subdued in a calm sense of what seems like fear. They hear the sounds of others from their families out there. I wonder if they realize they will never …

10/28/19– Quiet

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

I attended a social event recently with a live band playing. It was so loud, I couldn’t sit at a table and have a conversation. I asked my wife if we could move to a table as far away from the band as possible, which we did, and still needed to yell in each others’ ears. Noise. It’s become the …

10/25/19– Victim

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

According to the John Tesch radio show, the number one reason guys break up with their girlfriends is that the guys aren’t ready for a committed relationship. The number one reason that gals breakup with their boyfriends? The gals are interested in someone else. Both were true of Adam and Eve when they broke up with God. They ate the …

10/24/19– Brought Back

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Do you have any rescue stories? Maybe you bolted after a runaway pet, or snatched your child from a busy street? If you hang around me long enough, sooner or later in my preaching and teaching you will hear me tell the story of my runaway grand-dog, Cole. He’s still alive today, but barely, after I had mistakenly left the …

10/23/19– Greater Gifts

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Mandie and her friends tried out for the cheerleading team. Her friends made it. She didn’t. Stewart’s project team at work is excited about their new assignment, but he doesn’t trust their team leader. He thinks he should lead. Kids dream of playing professional sports someday. We all want to make a difference. We see others in positions of influence …

10/22/19– The Donkey’s Cross

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

It’s just a legend, combining biblical truth with fairy tale. As legends tend to do, it makes us think, helps us remember, and gives us something to share with others. Here’s how it goes: there was a poor farmer during Jesus’ time who owned a donkey, but it couldn’t do the work that the other donkeys could do, and he …

10/21/19– Ark of the Covenant

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Flip a switch in your brain when you hear the term “ark of the covenant” and focus less on the work “ark” and more on the word “covenant.” Now you’re ready to explore and appreciate the significance of this ancient toolbox of God. Yes, toolbox. A big one. It measured about 3¾ feet in length, 2¼ feet wide, and 2¼ feet high. Made of acacia wood, …