God’s Will

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

A man was journeying at night and fell off a cliff, but managed to grab a straggly branch that stopped him from tumbling to his death. Alone, he quickly surveyed his situation and realized he wouldn’t be able to hold on for long. He decided to call out for help. “Is anyone up there?” After what seemed like an eternity …

Here I Stand

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

We live in a culture that celebrates fifteen minutes of fame, but God honors a lifetime of faithfulness.

No Longer Slaves

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Both sons in Jesus’ parable believed it was by works that they earned a place in their father’s household. “Make me like one of your hired servants,”was the younger son’s plan, and “All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders” (Luke 15:19,29) was the older son’s self-justification for pouting. The father interrupted the younger son’s …

God’s Love Is Greater

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God knows so much more than your hurting heart.  “This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything” (1 John 3:19-20).  God knew, even before he painted the colors of …

The Ripple Effect

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Joyce Kwan believes in the ripple effect. A single person can make a sizable difference.  She has raised funds by signing up for a Polar Plunge and served as team captain for a Tower Climb.  When Joyce heads to the beach with gloves and garbage bags, she’s doing much more than picking up toxic cigarette butts, plastic cups and other …

One Act of Kindness

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Paul Tudor Jones is a Wall Street legend who has become a billionaire philanthropist. Check out his Robin Hood Foundation. He attributes his passion for help and kindness to one act of help and kindness shown to him when he was a little boy. He and his mother were at an outdoor market and het got lost. A strange man …

Agency

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“Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, ‘I have put my words in your mouth’.” (Jeremiah 1:9) Professional athletes hire agents to represent them—the agent swings deals, takes phone calls, and looks out for the interest of the athlete. Typically Christians think of God representing us, looking out for our interests. And …

God What Should I Do?

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

At some point, even the smartest of us faces a dilemma. A decision that could go either way. A list of options that we must analyze, prioritize or synthesize. If you really pay attention, this happens many, many times each day in big or small ways. Should I get up and grab a cup of coffee or keep working at …

You and 2 Lions

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Are you ready to cross paths with a lion? I can tell you right now that you already have. Actually, with at two lions.  Each of us faces a lion known as the devil. “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith” (1 Peter 5:8,9).  The …

Approachable

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“Thank you for seeing me, sir.”  “Hello, Mr. McMillen, it’s a pleasure to meet you, sir.”  Jeanie just couldn’t decide what she’d say as she waited for her job interview. Maybe a simple, “Hi,” would be best. Or would that make her seem plain and boring? “Mr. McMillen will see you now,” the pleasant receptionist informed Jeanie with a smile, gesturing toward the …