What Will Christmas Be Like?

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant” (Luke 1:47,48). What will children 100 years from now in history class study about the year 2020. Will the lessons focus on historical facts like these? In 2020, people living in metro areas enjoyed much …

2020 Christmas Options

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

What will children 100 years from now in history class learn about the year 2020? Disappointment? Or new opportunity? We can ask the same questions about Christmas. And there’s good news.

Black Friday and God’s Patience

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

I’m glad Black Friday is here. It’s one more traditional event in 2020 that is not being cancelled. And we need that.  A kinder, gentler Black Friday I’ve noticed it’s a kinder Black Friday, too. The normal hype that urges shoppers to line up at 4 a.m. in front of Best Buy on Friday morning has been replaced. Black Friday …

A Thanksgiving Prayer & Song

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Here is a Thanksgiving prayer for you. Print it and bring it with you to grandma’s house, or read it as the host of your friends-giving meal, or ask your 10-year-old to read it before Thanksgiving dinner. Then play the song. It will set the tone for your celebration so that you focus on thanks to the Giver of all …

Blessings of God Over Government

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Here’s a challenge for this Thanksgiving week. Ask God to help you to be thankful for things that you haven’t felt thankful about in the past. “I will praise the Lord all my life” (Psalm 146:2). I have a pastor friend who lives in a country that is not kind to Christians. He and God’s people there can’t build a …

Linda! Linda! Listen to Me!

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Have you noticed that as a society we really don’t know how to communicate very well any more? Fake news, social media gossip, and polarized politics have divided us.  Everybody’s got an opinion And we expect others to receive it and believe it.  We sound like Mateo, this cute little 3-year-old who became a viral sensation for stating his own …

Are You Adjusting Your Course?

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

A compass defines true north. No matter how skilled or unskilled you are at determining your direction, your compass will show the way. God’s truth in the Bible is your compass. Are you using your compass to make the right course adjustments?  Change This is one thing I love about the Bible. Since it is God’s breath, and God promises …

Thank God For Religious Freedom

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Americans live in a nation that is kind to religion in many, many ways. We can attribute this to the historical framers of our First Amendment, but our appreciation actually points back farther than that. To our faithful God.

Are You Checking Your Direction?

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

A compass defines true north. No matter how skilled or unskilled you are at determining your direction, your compass will show the way. God’s truth in the Bible is your compass. Are you checking it regularly?  Storms come. Winds blow. Those are problems. The kids need braces. Your calendar is overcommitted. You are failing biology. You can’t get away from …

Are You Headed the Right Direction?

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

A compass defines true north. No matter how skilled or unskilled you are at determining your direction, your compass will show the way. Are you sure that your compass is accurate for life direction?  Everybody has a compass Everybody follows a guide. Maybe you subscribe to everything Joe Rogan or Dave Ramsey or J.K. Rowling says. Maybe you rely on …