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19 April 2019 Crystal Cryer Blog No comments

Today is Good Friday.
A bittersweet day.

A day of sadness and sorrow.
But also a day of remembrance, realignment, and hope. Because we know what is coming next. Sunday!

However, today, I urge you not to push past the sadness into Sunday.
Rather linger here a little while longer.
Sit in the story of Jesus. Sit with him as he endures torture and humiliation.
Sit with him as he says,
“Father, the hour has come” John 17:1
Sit with him on this day, the day he dies. The day he dies for each and e...

17 January 2019 Crystal Cryer Blog No comments

‘But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!’ Amos 5:24

We long to see justice roll, yet upon hearing of the 8-year old boy enslaved on a fishing boat, the prisoner illegally detained, the child held in prostitution, we feel completely helpless. I am no lawyer, investigator, social worker. Maybe not, but the work of justice begins with you and I – to seek justice means to first seek the God of justice.

The great mystery of God is that he calls us into what...

25 December 2018 Crystal Cryer Blog No comments

The final blog post of our “Reigniting the Light of Christmas” comes from Kelsey of Edinburgh.

Shivering,
I open my eyes.
The dark leaps to fill my vision as
Deepest night yawns ahead of me.
I am alone.

Straining to see,
Neon spots flicker across my sight,
rotating in a dizzying mirage
Until I let go of looking
And embrace the unknown.

Tentatively,
I reach out a hand
And catch a whisper of wind.
Cool air rustling dry leaves to my left
And whistling along a stone wall to my right,
Calling me f...