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High-Fives and Fist-Bumps
July 1, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey I heard a story about a man who had been going through the trials of Job. Grief, financial loss, you name it, he had it going on. The man’s response was to place two chairs face to face. He sat down in one, pointed to the other, and extended an invitation. HeRead More
The Search for Meaning
June 24, 2019 Grace ccmadmin Netflix has a biography out about Billy Graham called An Extraordinary Journey. He was an ordinary man, completely sold out to an extraordinary God. Because of that, his journey was profound. He not only reached more people with the gospel than anyone before or since, but he also evangelized the Soviet Union during the ColdRead More
God’s Idea of Good
June 17, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey Last week marked the 12th anniversary of my release from Federal incarceration. My life has been a display of God’s faithfulness, regardless of who we are or what we have done. I remember the day of my release from the Halfway House. I was clutching a box that held my possessions. IRead More
Dry Branches and Faker Fruit
June 11, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey Last week I told you I have rearranged my priorities. I’m far more deliberate about spending quality time with Jesus. I feel renewed, and I know why. I had been living as a dry branch because I was not abiding in the Vine. Jesus tells us in John 15 He is theRead More
The Word I’m Learning to Hate
June 3, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey Does anyone other than me feel like life is traveling at warp speed? I am so overwhelmed by my to-do list. I feel like no one gets the best part of me. Not my husband, my family, or my friends. Even Jesus only gets my leftovers. I am just too busy. ThereRead More
Whose Dream Are You Following?
May 27, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey On January 2, 2018, Caring Counseling Ministries began operating at our new location at 11264 Route 37 in Marion. On May 20, 2019, we opened our 2nd facility on that property. The Caring Counseling Ministries Annex Building. Before our move to Route 37, we had been operating out of a building generouslyRead More
The Story of the Bummer Lamb
May 16, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine McCloskey In this broken world, few of us escape the hurt of rejection. Whether the pain comes from a dysfunctional home, schoolyard bullying, or unrequited love, by the time we reach adulthood, most of us are bearing some scars. Since feeling rejected is a pain we find unbearable, we protect ourselves. PopRead More
My New Goal
May 12, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey It’s a sad day for the McCloskey household. This morning our oldest and most beloved dog, Pabu, could not walk. She’s usually such a tough girl. She is the alpha, ruling over the other dogs with an iron paw. But today she had to be carried out of bed and is currentlyRead More
The Lottery You Don’t Want to Win
May 6, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey Another person I care about died from addiction last week. He was young and bright, and he smelled like destiny. He had the potential to be a world changer. Now he’s gone. Destroyed by a disease that is killing more Americans each year than the Vietnam and Afghanistan Wars combined. There isRead More
Searching for Serenity
April 28, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey There is a prayer that goes like this, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” That’s the Serenity Prayer. It’s famous in recovery circles, but I believe it holds treasures for us all.Read More