3 Reasons to Stop Playing it Safe

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

We have created the most risk-averse society in history. Kids play less outside. Adults are hyper insured, password protected and security-systemed. But the idea that you can insulate your life to the point where you are guaranteed total safety is a sham. You can still be taken out in a freak accident. For instance, in 1919, in Boston, a giant …

Worship Through It

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

It’s Thursday at 2:38 p.m. The kids will be home from school in 14 minutes. You haven’t even made it through the first 3 items on your to-do list for the day because returning Christmas gifts and mailing the package and cleaning the spilled juice from under the refrigerator and folding laundry got interrupted by a call from your vet …

Bla. Bla. Bla. And This.

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Do you know those overhead highway signs that can change messages? Normally they’ll tell you how many minutes or miles to downtown, or traffic alerts. The New Jersey Department of Transportations wanted to do more than that. So they came up with some creative and kinda hilarious messages to get drivers’ attention—and interest in safety. “Hocus pocus drive with focus” …

The Best 100 Close-Up Photos of Creation

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This is like a front seat to the best concert, sporting event, or art gallery you’ve ever enjoyed.  Check out the top 100 close-up photos of creation taken in 2022. I dare you to scroll through them without being amazed, surprised or even grossed out for a few. All of it is the glory and honor that God deserves as …

Salt

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Salt changes things. We’re most familiar with salt on the kitchen table. But did you know that salt can whiten your teeth, drive away ants, and in the history of the world it was used as currency? That’s why God commanded ancient believers: “Season all your grain offerings with salt. Do not leave the salt of the covenant of your God …

Forgiven

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“Why can’t I forgive myself?”  That’s a question is a real struggle even for Christians. It was a struggle for David, God’s own chosen king with a heart like God’s. David committed two of the most haunting sins: adultery and murder. Then he struggled with forgiveness. What did that look like? Fatigue and lack of spiritual energy. Despair that kept …

Religion

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Fewer and fewer people practice religion. Or, for that matter, want to be religious in any way. But many of them are okay with Jesus, and even don’t mind following him as a moralistic, therapeutic spiritual guru. The thing is, well, Jesus likes and practices religion. And Jesus likes the Bible, which likes religion. So give the Bible a few …

Husband Calling Is Real

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“Roy! Roy?! Can you hear me? You get yourself in here right now. Come on! You know you’re gonna be late again and you know that I want to get there on time. Roy! Roy?! Rrrroooyyy!” Wives, does this sound familiar? Do you need some tips on getting your husband’s attention? Then check out the husband calling contest at the …

Imagination or Identity

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Imagination is powerful.  On a cold winter day I can imagine sitting on the beach in the warm sun with waves splashing in the sand. That’s good.  I can also imagine that not getting enough likes on my post means I’m a failure and nobody likes me. I can imagine that tomorrow is just going to be too much to …