7 Excuses Not to Help

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Last night Cara and I were relaxing together, watching a favorite Hulu series, and the commercials were so LOUD!! I had to grab the remote and press the mute button. Ahh. Relief. We need to learn how to do this with other noise. Like the voice of excuses we listen to. They convince us not to act, not to help, …

Pray More about God

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Are you familiar with the 5 love languages?  One of them is called “quality time.” It means togetherness—and not just proximity but focused attention.  If a guy’s wife is telling him about her day while he’s scrolling for sports scores on his phone, that’s not quality time. If her husband is playing tennis with her but she’s arguing about how …

God Is Always Working

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). God didn’t stop working in your life last year when you forgot to pray, or during your pregnancy when you lost the baby, or last week when you were let go from work.  …

God Is Able

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work … You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion” (2 Corinthians 9:8,11).  Does the devil try to tempt you to think …

This Is Killing Us

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Ask your child which one they would rather eat for lunch today: spinach or McDonald’s french fries? Okay, now, all adults, more mature in your understanding of health, same question … The American diet is killing us Our desperation for convenience makes fast food in the car and processed food in the kitchen a quick but deadly choice. According to …

5 Good Reasons David Went to Church

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

King David wrote many of the psalms in the Bible. These are poetry, set to music, and used in worship. So David was not a guy who got bored in church or spent Sundays on the golf course.  Let me show you from David’s words in Psalm 122 five good reasons to go to church. This is the house of …

Peace Is a Place

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

A Christian friend helped me understand stress management a lot better.  I have always subscribed to a biblical, peace-filled response to stress. I have experimented with stress management techniques and found them helpful to some degree.  Breathing. Counting. Going for a walk or a motorcycle ride. Getting away for the weekend. Napping. Those helped with peace.  And then my friend …

Why Uzzah Died When He Touched the Ark

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

In the Bible, we see lots of people die unnatural deaths.  Lots of wars.  David kills Goliath.  King Herod decapitates John the Baptist.  More wars.  God drowns Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea. God strikes down King Herod and he’s eaten by worms. God sends venomous snakes to bite and kill idolatrous Israelites.  And then there’s this. A …

God Doesn’t Tell You These Things

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

We’d really like to know how soon our world can calm down from COVID. Will the answer be a vaccine, or better education and commitment to healthy wellness, or simply the virus dissipating? Will it surge again this coming flu season?  What about the economy? How will our investments look at the end of this year? In ten years? What …