God in Everything

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

You’ll get this at CrossLife Church. Someone says, “God is good.” And you’ll see comments, or hear someone nearby, or read replies: “All the time.” I love this. For three reasons. First, it is a call and response, which is effective faith communication (see my CrossWords blog “Call and Response”). Secondly, describing God as “good” is fitting, faith-building and fellowship-sharing …

God and Pizza

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

You’ll get this at CrossLife Church. Someone says, “God is good.” And you’ll see comments, or hear someone nearby, or read replies: “All the time.” I love this. For three reasons. First, it is a call and response, which is effective faith communication (see my CrossWords blog “Call and Response”). Secondly, describing God as “good” is fitting, faith-building and fellowship-sharing. …

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 …

The Secret about Contentment

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Contentment does not come from what happens to us in life, but in what we believe about what happens to us in life.  “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation … whatever the circumstances” (Philippians 4:11,12).  Contentment isn’t situational but spiritual. It’s a belief, and where does the belief come from? It’s “learned.”  That …

Grace. Faith. Works.

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Gene’s 7 iron is made for approach shots to the green, and when he connects it with the golf ball – using just the right technique and torque – that club makes his game. Smart phones are just one example of today’s technology, where programmed instruments think for us. Many users haven’t even begun to understand or utilize the vast …

Call and Response

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

You’ll get this at CrossLife Church. Someone says, “God is good.” And you’ll see comments, or hear someone nearby, or read replies: “All the time.” I love this. For three reasons. First, this “call and respond” method of communication is historical, traditional and very practical. It’s good. It has been tested over time. It works. It inspires listeners to participate …

Drive and Determination

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Terry Fox loved basketball but was only 5 feet tall in eighth grade. He tried out for the team anyway, barely made it, sat on the bench for the season and played a total of 1 minute that year in a game. He took that as a sign that he should try out for the ninth grade team, then earn …

Greedy God

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Some theologian somewhere listed greed among the seven deadly sins, probably because greed is one of those nasty sins that so quickly triggers other sins. Lying to parents, or concocting a cover up lie to your boss starts with greed. In the Bible greed pops up often in the company of the vilest sins church goers usually condemn with disgust. …