Praying the Truth

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

I’m still perfecting the art and science of prayer. I don’t think I’ll ever arrive at complete achievement this side of heaven. But here’s what I find. When I work on prayer, giving it time, attention and practice, practice, practice—I get a little better at it. So here’s something I studied today that really helps me, and maybe it can …

The Good Fight

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

The battery in my watch died. I decided to change the battery myself so I watched a YouTube video, then I went to the store with the old battery and compared it to a wall of watch batteries, many of them very similar to mine. None matched perfectly. I made my best guess. I opened the back of my watch …

Yes and Amen

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Do you know what the word “Amen” means? It refers to a truth to be believed. Imagine thrusting your fist in the air and saying confidently, “Yes!” This is our response to God’s faithfulness in keeping his promises to save, provide, make good, and deliver from all evil into eternity. “Faithful you are. Faithful forever you will be.” More than facts, …

Praying In God’s Name

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

In a crowd of people if you hear your name, there’s this urge to go and hear what’s being said. God loves hearing his name and discovering what you have to say to him, or about him, in prayer.

You Can’t Have Everything

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Gordon Stewart, a 74-year-old retired cabinet maker, would pedal his bike around the neighborhood picking up cardboard boxes and bags full of junk. When neighbors hadn’t seen him in several days they called police. Officers broke in to find a house so full of trash that the only way into it was literally digging tunnels through the filth. The stench …

Where Is Your Brother? (Part 2)

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

In the earliest chapters of the Bible, we read about the first murder of a human being. Cain developed a dislike for his brother, Abel. Things escalated. Cain’s dislike turned to anger and evil. Then Cain invited Abel out into the field, and killed him. How does God respond?  “Then the Lord said to Cain, ‘Where is your brother Abel?’” …

Where Is Your Brother? (Part 1)

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Adam and Eve raised their children in a faith-filled family that feared, loved, and trusted in the Lord above all things.  No doubt Adam and Eve’s children heard many times the story of their parents’ first sin, and just as many times heard about the great mercy of the Lord’s forgiveness made real through the special descendant, Jesus Christ. The …

Meditate on God

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

God is alive and active in his Word. He has so many things to tell you.  There are so many treasures yet undiscovered. Medicine for your broken heart. Promises beyond your limited understanding. Healing of painful wounds of spirit. Revelation of God’s character and works in your life.  Meditating on God’s Word is an effective method to experience the truths …

The Little Lamb

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Jesus came once in a lowly manger, born of Mary, and will come again in the glorious skies, as the Savior who brings grace and peace to all who believe. This miracle, including the saving work of Jesus, is beautifully described in the following poem* Mary had the little Lamb, who lived before his birth; self-existent Son of God, from …