Anxiety

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

There is so much more to be anxious about these days. As in more than there was three months ago. So you’re going to feel that. I do. The pressure points are unavoidable, and all around. If you feel pressure, it doesn’t make you bad, sinful or weak. It’s no different than your ears popping when your Boeing 737 climbs …

The Word

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Shipbuilders back in the days of sailboats would prepare the masts for their ships. They would go to the forest and find an appropriate tree, then they would clear out all the surrounding trees and leave that one standing, exposed to the wind and storms and total sunlight. As the tree continued to mature, it would gain strength. The kind …

The Bible Is God’s Inerrant Word

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Clear, consistent communication is critical during a crisis, rather than misinformation or mistakes. God knows this. It’s why he gave and guided every word of the Bible to be error-free.

Surrounded

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

In times of crisis, the kind of communication that is best is simple, clear and consistently repeated. Talk to triage teams in the ER or first responders. Talk to counselors or pastors who show up to minister to a family who has just experienced a sudden tragedy. They’ll tell you. Simple. Clear. Consistently repeated. That’s why I like this song …

Traction

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Do you know that feeling when you’re skidding and you can’t stop. Anyone who has driven on ice knows how helpless it feels. That’s how it feels in our lives right now. Loss of control. You are in control of fewer things right now, and for leaders or parents or any adulting human that can feel scary. So your reaction …

Shelter

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America is submitting to the threat of COVID-19 by issuing shelter-in-place orders across the land. We are losing treasured freedoms, missing expected opportunities, and upsetting patterns of income, education and business. These changes are going to create a deeper sense of “what if?” and “what now?” You may be suffering from some symptoms of grief because you have experienced significant …

Obedience

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King Saul thought he understood the situation better than God. He was wrong. And the prophet Samuel told him so. “You have done a foolish thing,” Samuel said. “You have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time. But now your kingdom will not …

Certainty

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A virus is attacking, and the best response is clarity—not fake news or Facebook banter, not misinformation or media hype—but clear, compelling research. We need communication that is true and reliable. It shows us what we can do to get through and make a difference in people’s lives. Have you heard the clearest, most compelling, most life-changing evidence? Do you …

Faith

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Where is God when it storms? He’s right there. In the storm with you. Believe that, and your faith is going to make a difference for you and for others. Do you need hope during this troubling time? Are you ready for some good news? Would it help if you felt you could make a difference for others? This word …