People Matter

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Projects and possessions aren’t the prize. People are. That’s what Jesus saw. People.

Comparing Yourself to this May Make You Crazy

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Two friends were camping in the mountains and saw a bear approaching. One of them started to lace up his running shoes. The other, obviously more knowledgeable about the capabilities of bears, warned, “You know, you can’t outrun a bear.” The other nodded calmly, “I don’t need to outrun the bear. I just need to outrun you.” Instead of comparing …

Batman and the Better You

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Can you become a better person? Most definitely. God has plans for it, actually. And his life-changing grace will help you. “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience” (Colossians 3:12). Can you imagine a world made of those? A family and home filled with those? A church community practicing …

Five Acts of Beauty

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This world would be a much better place. Your home would be a better place. Our church would be a better place, too! If we all improved just a bit putting this verse into practice.  “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience” (Colossians 3:12).  Here is a description of …

Top Ten Things I Learned from the Visit of the Magi

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On January 6 Christians celebrated the Epiphany of our Lord. The account of the magi (wise men) from the east following the star to visit Jesus with gifts of gold, incense, and myrrh teaches us that salvation through Jesus is revealed to all people. Here are some other things I learned from this event recorded in the Bible. These foreign …

Everlasting Arms

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Enjoy this 10-minute video. Begin the week with rich imagery and visual affirmation about God’s saving work in your life. It is based on this verse: “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms” (Deuteronomy 33:27). https://youtu.be/QW5tGtCJjmU PRAYER: Dear Savior God, your arms are strong and loving. Your hands created all things and were pierced my …

Unoffendable

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Everyone is so offended these days. So wronged by others and their wrong opinions. But what if your opinion wasn’t offendable? 

Meditation

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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 …

Seeing Jesus in Color

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What’s it like to see Jesus? Not with your eyes, but with your faith. How do you know that you’re seeing him clearly? I know people who say that they see Jesus in a beautiful sunset, or see him in a neighborhood effort of kindness after fire destroys one of their homes. Well, yes, he’s there like he’s everywhere. “With …

Escaped Nativity Goat Saves the World

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One Christmas Eve a 3-year-old black female angora goat escaped from a live nativity scene. The goat was supposed to have a supporting role at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls, MN.  According to the Fergus Falls Journal, tracking the goat was difficult because of a lack of snow. It was spotted several times, however, prompting phone calls to the …