Putting Money in its Place 2: Financial Management for the Children of God
Posted: 02 Jun, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson
Because God is our provided and He is our hope to have all our needs met (see last week’s message), we can be content with where we are in life. This message looks at the core of how to manage our finances with a trust in God who is a good giver and according to […]Read More...
Surrendering Control and Expectations
Posted: 19 May, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson
Sometimes we are aware that even with our best planning we are not in control. Sometimes life does not go at all according to our expectations. We may even wonder where God is when life seems out of control and different than we wanted. In this message Dove looks at the remarkable example of Mary, […]Read More...
Made in God's Image
Posted: 07 Apr, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson
Our culture is saying all kinds of things about gender and sexuality. This brings up lots of questions. Is gender just an arbitrary designation in our lives? Is it something that God intended? Does God want men and women to be different? Does God have different roles for us each to play? If we are […]Read More...
Connecting to the Source
Posted: 24 Mar, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson
We were each made for greatness. We were created to do great things, to bring good into this world. Sometimes, aware of this truth, I can shrink back and feel inadequate, overwhelmed, and then do nothing. Or sometimes I can overextend myself try to do too much and then become dry and empty and realize [ ]Read More...
Thriving Together Individually
Posted: 20 Jan, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson
Have you ever felt lonely, even with people around, and thought something must be wrong with you? On the other hand, have you ever been in complete solitude and didn t feel lonely at all but refreshed? What is up with that? Did God intend for us to be connected to people or did God intend […]Read More...
What We Desire is in Jesus: Life, Grace, and Truth
Posted: 12 Jan, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson
When we are honest, what do we truly want in life? If we got to the bottom of what drives us, what would we find? Do you see in yourselves a deep desire for love, for a sense of worth or belonging, for respect, peace, beauty, wisdom, freedom, greatness, or immortality? Where do we find […]Read More...
The Journey through Grief
Posted: 16 Dec, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson
Life is hard. It is not what it was intended to be. Because of the brokenness in this world, we all experience pain, loss, and suffering. Grief is a path we must all walk through in this broken life. It is a product of the broken world we live in. When we are aware of […]Read More...
God is Sufficient in our Weakness
Posted: 02 Dec, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson
We live in a world where we admire the things that are better, bigger, faster. There is often an unspoken expectation to not have weaknesses but to always be strong and capable. But the reality is we all have weaknesses. We all fall short in one way or another. If we are excelling in one […]Read More...
Exchanging Fear and Anxiety for Trust
Posted: 24 Nov, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson
This message looks at the fear and anxiety that can be in all of our lives at times. It describes the process turning towards trust in an amazing and loving God. This process involves realizing the anxiety, giving it to God in honest, worshipful prayer, asking God for what we need and then trusting in […]Read More...
We Are the Church
Posted: 28 Oct, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson
The church is a beautiful thing, precious to God, and a source of good to the world. The Biblical word church does not describe a building where people meet, or an event, but a group of people. We are the church. Being the church has many wonderful dynamics and is a rich experience I would […]Read More...
You Bring Pleasure to God
Posted: 07 Oct, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson
Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness. We are constantly and unconditionally loved by God. But, the things we do are not always pleasing to God. What pleases God? He is not withholding his pleasure until we reach perfection. […]Read More...