The World’s Greatest Dads

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

On Father’s Day, thousands of dads proudly receive cards, mugs or T-shirts that say, “World’s Greatest Dad.” How is it possible for there to be more than one greatest dad?

Let’s Celebrate Juneteenth Day

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

On June 19, 1865 General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas and announced that enslaved people were now free. Since then, June 19 has been celebrated as Juneteenth Day in our country. Did you know, however, that this was over two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation? Why did it take so long? Read …

How to Be a Man

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

I have this black, leather vest that I wear when I ride the motorcycle. It’s weathered with rain and even a little snow. And sweat. And the remains of a few dozen bugs.  It smells like leather, a bit of gas, and some sunscreen. When I wear it, especially hanging out with a bunch of other bikers wearing their vests, …

Jesus Sees Children

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these’” (Mark 10:13,14).  What strikes me about this …

Why Are People So Wicked and What Should We Do?

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

The world is a wicked place.  Political corruption. Violent hatred between skin colors.  Persecution of Christians. People condemning each other because of different opinions about COVID.  Abortion.  Trafficking of children and women.  Vulgarity all around.  Media and movies promoting immorality as normal and expected.  Why are people so wicked? Throughout the Bible—since the fall into sin, that is—and in every …

Hot Dogs, Jesus and Family

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

When you go camping and you get to roast hot dogs over the fire, does that make you happy? I’d think so. Now, would you be happy if you had to eat hot dogs every meal, three times a day, for a month? I don’t think so. Here’s why. When we’re away from home, we expect discomforts. We expect life …

Would You Believe This Rumor?

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“There’s a rumor going around.” Gotcha! You’re interested, aren’t you? What is this rumor? Is it about you? Who knows it? Why haven’t you heard about it yet, or have you? But what if I told you that merely knowing the rumor will kill you? Do you still need to know? I hope not. And you’re welcome for saving your …

Are You a Superhero?

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

The History Channel once aired a series taking viewers deeper into the bat cave to discover whether Batman is an ordinary person like the rest of us, or if he’s superhuman.  In one of the episodes, called “Batman Tech,” they demonstrate the incredible array of bat gadgets at Batman’s disposal (if you or I drove the batmobile we could take …

Jesus Gets Personal

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

What an amazing world of high tech we live in! You can go online and get a uniquely designed logo for your small business, become an ordained minister, or take medical lab tests without ever talking to a real person.  But when you need to talk to a real person about your phone bill, you call and get an automated …

The Splendor of God’s Temple

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

The magnificence and splendor of the Old Testament temple takes shape quickly as you read about its construction. The engineering necessary to construct God’s temple rivals today’s greatest feats—and perhaps surpasses them. Who’s really in charge King Solomon served as the bank, the general contractor, and the primary spokesperson for the temple project. Here’s an amazing fact: “In building the …