This Candy Bar Can Make You Rich

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Despite consumer legend, it’s not the 100 Grand candy bar that will make you rich. Here’s a trick with 10 candy bars that will make you rich (and it’s a fun learning activity for kids, too). Arrange 10 candy bars on the table. This is your 10-day supply of candy bars. Now, take one of those candy bars and move …

Will You Win?

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Have you ever been on a losing team that would keep losing all the time? Then, like a miracle, your team wins a game. What do people think will happen the next game? Everyone thinks the team will win! Because they are no longer in disgrace. They don’t see themselves as losers but winners. Do you ever tell yourself that …

God’s Wind Blows

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

It’s the movement of air that you say you see when the trees bend or your hair whips you in the face. But you can’t really see the air moving. You just see its effects.  The weather report says it comes from the northeast or the southwest, but ask someone from there and they’ll say they didn’t send it—it came …

God Uses the Work of His Enemy

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

If God is almighty and loving, how can the devil operate in this world as his wicked enemy? Because God uses the devil’s work to accomplish his own. The devil is not master but servant. He’s chained. A prisoner. Yes, the devil tripped Jesus by acting through Judas and other misguided, wicked authority figures to have Jesus tortured and killed. …

Don’t Dismiss the Dragon

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

One hero of the faith who models an alert level for the threat of the devil is Martin Luther, a 16th century professor and reformer whose writings expose the devil’s wicked work with truth and faith.  Luther writes about the devil, “He suggests an evil thought to you about God, as if God did not want to have mercy on …

Don’t Leave the Devil Out of Your Calculations

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

JRR Tolkien set the stage for the adventures of The Hobbit when he wrote, “It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.”  Don’t leave the devil out of your calculations. He’s very near with his well organized army of demons. He’s not imaginary. He’s not a fairy tale. He’s not …

Care Less about Failure

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

My superstar college roommate would say after breaking scoring records on the basketball team, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” We need to care less about failure, and live more care free because God cares. The social reformer and spiritual leader, Nehemiah, did this.  Nehemiah asked for time off because God cares. Nehemiah enacted bold reforms and …

Families That Pray Together Stay Together

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it” (Proverbs 22:6). One challenge during this pandemic is family time. That’s always a good thing, but adjusting to the new dynamics is key. Kids and parents are around each other a lot more now. At home. At work (which …