Well Done

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

The joy of a couple, hoping for children, finally becoming pregnant is soon replaced with morning sickness. And pregnant tiredness. Then a baby who is convinced the world revolves around her needs, no matter what time it is. “What did we get ourselves into?” the couple wonders wearily. Over the years, they are blessed with three more children, a dog, some goldfish, …

When God Doesn’t Fight

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“The Lord is a warrior” (Exodus 15:3). I love that verse. God is a fighter, and a valiant one. God never loses a battle against an opponent. His perfect record still stands today, and will continue forever.  This is such encouraging news! Because we have weak spots, we face constant fears, we can be subjected to powerful enemies, and our …

5 Foolproof Predictions for 2021

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

It’s that time of the year when psychics make their predictions for the future. But, given their accuracy rate, should they be trusted?  Fine, once in a while a bit of common sense, knowledge of current events, and good guessing means they hit their target (or at least get close and just claim credit anyway). But they’re wrong more than …

Kiss the King

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction … Blessed are all who take refuge in him.” (Psalm 2:12). A kiss is an intimate thing. I kiss my wife, and not many others except my mom and granddaughters who get hugs and kisses on the cheek.  I kissed my dad’s forehead during …

Hallelujah

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

The sign at your salon says, “Give us a positive review on Yelp and Google. Show us your review and receive 15% off your next visit.” Businesses thrive on more customers coming through the door. The most effective tool that opens the door is the opinion of current customers. Positive reviews are good for business. God wants positive reviews, too, …

Be A Sabbath Breaker

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Jesus teaches us about God’s kingdom by breaking the rules. You might just have his permission to break the rules, too!

God’s Will

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

A man was journeying at night and fell off a cliff, but managed to grab a straggly branch that stopped him from tumbling to his death. Alone, he quickly surveyed his situation and realized he wouldn’t be able to hold on for long. He decided to call out for help. “Is anyone up there?” After what seemed like an eternity …

Loving and Leaving

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Rosalie was a quiet child and an average student who considered religious life in Manila—not necessarily someone you’d pick to make it through nursing school, move to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for several years, and take and retake English-language tests until, after 20 years of working, she could obtain a visa to the United States, take on …

Re-Solution

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Some researchers studied people who expressed interest in changing a behavior, beginning in January. About half the group attached a New Year’s resolution to the behavior change, and half did not.  Six months later, 46 percent of those who made a resolution were successful. But only 4 percent of non-resolvers had maintained the behavior change. Bottom line if you want …

The Chosen

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Cara and I have started watching a series called The Chosen. It follows the life and ministry of Jesus. And it does so in ways we have not experienced before. We really love it, and are being drawn into the story. The most compelling factor is how the series develops the characters of those around Jesus—mostly his disciples. I find …