CrossRoads' Core


Definition of resting: cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength. So as part of following Jesus, I am called to pay special attention to pieces of my life in certain ways, which includes amongst other things – rest. Rest is that wonderfully hard-to-identify thing that God took after creating … well … everything, & not because He needed physical rest. So one might be inclined to… Read More

A wonderful notion – one worth aspiring to. Hope is not something like, ‘I hope it doesn’t rain today’, or ‘I hope I get a raise’. It is for me (a believer) the certainty of what my God has for me, both in the here and now on this earth plus what is waiting for me on the day I arrive in Heaven. It is something that I am certain of though this… Read More

James wrote in 5:13, ‘Are you hurting? Pray. Do you feel great? Sing.’ Interesting. This subject matter was in my heart, from a slightly different angle, as I pondered a family reunion that was on the calendar to attend. My reflection was – I am not proud to say – of the, ‘O Lord help me survive this!’ genre. It’s not that I dislike family reunions – they are actually a great place… Read More

Pastor Dan’s sermon, “Dry Bones” is available to watch or listen to right here. A number of years ago, my roommates and I had all gone through difficult things right around the same time. Break-ups, job losses — lots of stuff. During that time, we all heard a sermon on Ezekiel 37 at our church. We decided to memorize verses 1-14 — the passage Pastor Dan spoke on yesterday. We wanted this… Read More