Memorial Day Tribute

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Speak, O Grave: A Memorial Day Tribute Lost You are and I am Had you returned what would have been Who would we be? Had you refused your orders your deployment your honor to country What would have been Who would you be Where would justice cry? I miss you I miss us I want both you and freedom I …

Filled And Skilled With Abilities

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Are you doing what you were made to do? Most people are more aware of their weaknesses and deficiencies than their strengths and abilities. Get to know your God-given abilities, and how you can serve in your sweet spot.

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 …

Don’t Hope for This

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

In my spiritual life I often find that I’m waiting on God for things that he has already promised. I’m waiting for God to do things that he is waiting for me to do. And I’m waiting to trust more deeply in an answer to prayer that God has already given. When circumstances push my patience to the limit and …

Your Heart’s Delight

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

How well do you understand your heart? Did you know that every human being has a different heartbeat? Doctors call it our “cardiac signature.” I call it God’s signature on a masterpiece he has made, shaping you with a design and purpose that is uniquely you.  The Bible uses the word “heart” not just as a muscle that pumps blood …

Heaven’s Wind

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Wind. It’s the movement of air that you say you see when the trees bend or your hair whips you in the face. But you can’t really see the air moving. You just see its effects.  The weather report says it comes from the northeast or the southwest, but ask someone from there and they’ll say they didn’t send it—it …

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 …

Delight In Your Heart

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

At what moments in your life have you been most fully alive? What fascinates you? What do you really love to do? Delight in your heart. Like God does!

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 …

Faith Relies on Evidence

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

The person of Jesus is greatly contested today. Google his name and you’ll get about one billion references. Watch a few Jesus movies and you’ll see a variety of depictions—the angry European-looking Jesus, the happy ethereal California Jesus, and the Jesus who looks like he works out at Gold’s Gym.  So is it possible to find the real Jesus?  If …