God’s Timing

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

It can mean you are group C instead of group A boarding a Southwest Airlines flight. 3 minutes. Even just 30 seconds. That’s how much later you checked in for the flight online than all the other people reserving their boarding position. Timing is everything. So what timing are you trying to manage right now? Is it related to the …

Closer to Jesus

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

The God of the universe wants your attention, this isn’t about everybody else now, it’s about God and you. He’s looking at you. He’s talking to you. He’s coming to you.   The miracle of Christmas is God becoming human, taking up residence in our world as a real person. He doesn’t appear as a tall, muscle bound, superhero looking star. …

Angel Advice

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Have you noticed that when angels appear in the Bible, something big is going on? We don’t see them in every page of the Bible, swooping out of the heavens to light up the sky for every person in the Bible.  But angels are all over God’s Christmas story: the birth announcements to Joseph and Mary, and lighting up the …

Light in Darkness

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

December is the darkest month of the year, with the least amount of sunlight thanks to the winter solstice.  When ancient Christmas decided to celebrate Christmas in December, that’s a big reason why. Sidebar: The Bible does not tell us that Jesus was born on December 25, and likely he was not born in December at all. That’s because the …

Mary’s Prayer

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

The rush and drama of labor and delivery was over. Mary now nestled the baby Jesus in her arms. The shepherds had returned to their fields. What next? “Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart” (Luke 2:19). Mary was soaking it all in. Creating memories. Considering the future. By pondering, she was putting the pieces …

Shepherds

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

The high profile of shepherds in the Christmas story warms our hearts because if the shepherds were some of the first people God told about the birth of his Son – not kings, not the rich and famous, not priests, but simple, stinky shepherds – then we know that the Savior has been born for each of us. Jesus comes …

The Value of Christmas

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Seven swans-a-swimming would cost you $13,125 according to PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. And twelve drummers drumming? That’ll be $3,183. All total, if you were serious enough about the carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” to purchase every item for that special someone, you would have spent $41,206. That’s a 5.7% increase from 2019 – an increase many say they …

Christmas Shapes – Part 2

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“The many shapes of Christmas here Can help to add some Christmas cheer.  They tell us of a baby small Who came to earth to save us all.” With this invitation, the children of CrossLife presented the Christmas message on Sunday. They held up for display big, plywood shapes as tall as the kids themselves! The children’s smiles, innocence, eagerness …

Christmas Shapes – Part 1

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“The many shapes of Christmas here Can help to add some Christmas cheer.  They tell us of a baby small Who came to earth to save us all.” With this invitation, the children of CrossLife presented the Christmas message on Sunday. They held up for display big, plywood shapes as tall as the kids themselves! The children’s smiles, innocence, eagerness …