Healing on the Inside

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

When was the last time you used a Band-Aid? What part of your body needed healing?  Did you scrape a knee or elbow? Cut a finger? Slice open your hand? Band-Aids help those kind of wounds, protecting them from infection. Healing begins. But when you had a tummy ache, did you put a Band-Aid on your belly button? When you …

Not a Prisoner

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

What controls you? What holds you back? What bad behavior do you return to again and again, but each time you vow it won’t happen again? What shapes your identity? Circumstances. Situations. Experiences. They’re impactful and defining in our lives. Without clear conviction in something deeper and more meaningful than what’s going on around you, your circumstances will control you.  …

Vulnerable

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“No, he’s not safe. But he’s good.” I love this conversation between Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and the children in C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. The Beavers are explaining to the children who Aslan is, the king, the Lord, the Lion. Readers know the lion, Aslan, to represent Jesus Christ in the story. He’s not a …

Who Should Believe In Jesus?

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Pastor Daron thinks you should enjoy sauerkraut and cold showers, but you may have reasons to opt out of these. That’s okay. He also thinks you should believe in Jesus, no matter who you are or what you’ve done. Four facts—true for all people—show you why.

Pray Like David

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Below is a prayer of David. One of the best in Scripture. Can you find the following traits of David’s faith in this prayer? Awe in response to God’s saving work Hearing and listening to God’s Word clearly Devotion to God as a chosen loyalty to him as #1 in your heart, life and actions Identity: a clear understanding and …

All In At Church

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

While church membership across denominational lines, as a whole, is decreasing, researchers have discovered a bright spot: Higher commitment among core church members. If that’s you, thank you! If that’s not you, and either you’ve drifted from church or yet to discover church, please know that the church has a place for you. You can connect or reconnect with church …

Lost Pet

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

I see posts on my neighborhood social media groups all the time where people are either looking for a lost pet, or letting everyone know that they found a lost pet.  When you are the pet owner who discovers that your dog or cat is lost, your stress hormones kick in, you drop what you’re doing and you go searching …

When Stuff Owns You

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

As the man walked away—willing to let go of Jesus so that he didn’t have to let go of his good things—Jesus turned to his disciples and said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! … It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who …

Use All Your Strength

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

A boy and his father were walking along a road when they came across a large stone. The boy said to his father, “Do you think if I use all my strength, I can move this rock?” His father answered, “If you use all your strength, I am sure you can do it.” The boy began to push the rock. …