They Fought for Us

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Would you feel shocked to discover that a general in Operation Enduring Freedom struggled with depression? That a sniper in Afghanistan grew up with an abusive dad and a fear of authority? That an admiral directing Navy operations in the Vietnam War suffered with the shame of losing his wife because he had an affair? That an Air Force officer …

4 Reasons You Can Change

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Do you need more courage and trust that acts on God’s promises? Do you need more humility and patience that is better able to get along with others? Do you need a more positive kind of outlook that resists complaining and worrying? Do you need to boost your will power? control your anger? endure hardship? heighten your joy? There is …

God in a Cave

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

He was anointed as king, but couldn’t take the throne for about 15 years. King David’s hopes for regrouping God’s people from wicked King Saul had to wait. More than that, Saul went after him. Chased him. Into caves, where David and his men hid.  David was scared, but not of Saul. He was scared of doing something that God …

Is God Republican or Democrat?

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

Daniel was a believer in the true God. He had been taken captive by a foreign country, and put to work there in the king’s cabinet. He had “distinguished himself … by his exceptional qualities … he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent” (Daniel 6:3,4).  Literally in the Hebrew language it says that Daniel had an “exceptional spirit” and …

When God Doesn’t Fight

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

“The Lord is a warrior” (Exodus 15:3). I love that verse. God is a fighter, and a valiant one. God never loses a battle against an opponent. His perfect record still stands today, and will continue forever. This is such encouraging news! Because we have weak spots, we face constant fears, we can be subjected to powerful enemies, and our …

Pursue God

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

God shows up all the time. Especially when we are seeking him. Explore God’s places! Enjoy God’s people!

Well Done

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

The joy of a couple, hoping for children, finally becoming pregnant is soon replaced with morning sickness. And pregnant tiredness. Then a baby who is convinced the world revolves around her needs, no matter what time it is. “What did we get ourselves into?” the couple wonders wearily. Over the years, they are blessed with three more children, a dog, some goldfish, …

Hallelujah

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

The sign at your salon says, “Give us a positive review on Yelp and Google. Show us your review and receive 15% off your next visit.” Businesses thrive on more customers coming through the door. The most effective tool that opens the door is the opinion of current customers. Positive reviews are good for business. God wants positive reviews, too, …

You Are Not Your Own

Pastor Daron CrossLife Blog

You can say with complete confidence that you will be in heaven some day. Because you are not your own. You can agree to the next step of marriage even though you are only 80% convinced it’s the right thing. Because you are not your own. You can confess a sinful mistake that you made—and it hurt someone you love—because …