Welcome to Crosslites
Dr. Parker, originally from Vienna, Illinois, was a retired veterinarian who spent most of his career with the Poultry Division of the United States Department of Agriculture. After his retirement, he moved to Florida and made Winter Haven his home. He had a love for people and carried a pad of paper with him wherever he went. When he met someone, he would write down their names and the things they would say so he could remember them later.
Although he was thrifty in the use of his money and hated to see it wasted, Dr. Parker was generous to those who were truly deserving. He had the desire to find a way of using his money to continue benefiting others long after his death. From this desire grew the idea of “CrossLites.” Dr. Parker was a highly principled and religious man who knew the value of a few kind and encouraging words. For two years prior to his death on January 12, 1980, he studied the Bible and personally recorded on tape all the messages that are used for CrossLites.
CrossLites blossomed into a vast outreach, first by publishing messages in 139 newspapers in all 50 states, and now by becoming available to all who use the Internet. Since this is a perpetual trust, CrossLites will continue for many years to come. It was Dr. Parker’s hope, as well as ours, that these messages will serve the purpose for which they were intended: to bring encouragement, hope and cheer into the lives of their readers.
Although CrossLites has undergone some changes over the last few years, its commitment to Dr. Parker’s mission remains its primary purpose and goal.
Sometimes the things that are free are those which cost the most.
If you aim at nothing, you are sure to hit it.
Let each esteem others better than himself.
It is always too soon to quit.
Isn't it true that the smallest package in this world is a man wrapped up in himself?
We ought to make every moment count, because it may be the last.
Did you know that most people just live, with no reason for living?
Do you suppose the reason life is so empty for some people is because they are the center of their lives?
Are we so filled with our own sense of importance and priorities that even if we do get close to people, we expect them to listen to us?
Everything you do is the result of what you are.
Everybody today is looking for scapegoats; but tell me, have you taken a good look at yourself?
Do you really communicate with your children?
A child convinced against his will is of the same opinion still
Think what the family would be like if children saw only affection and oneness in their parents.
Is it always the rich that prosper?
People are not often changed for the better by having life easy.
In order for one to solve a problem, must one not first admit its existence?
Aren't people often hooked on their problems when they really have no problems?
Smile to someone you don't know… it may make their day.
Your attitude in life determines your altitude.
There is no situation that is beyond the reach of faith.
Faith is evidenced in living a life that takes a loose hold on things around.
Faith is the most dynamic force in the world today.
Help each other by praying, communicating, ministering and encouraging each other.
God’s nature is one of compassion, love, mercy, and forgiveness.
If you want to glorify God you will take the things that God has given you, of His grace, His patience, His love, His comfort, His compassion, everything, and show it!
Grace is God rescuing me, no strings attached.
He sees us when we need to be instructed and He allows events to take place in our life to teach us.
God has mercy upon all.
We are going to have all eternity to learn about God's grace
God's love is centered in Himself - not around what you do.
God's love is a constant love.
God never made a promise He couldn't keep.
Isn't the only sunshine that matters the smile of God?
Isn't it terrific that God customizes his salvation in order to reach each of us?
Is not the whole world filled with His glory?
Isn't it comforting that the Lord spoke these words, "Go ye into all the world," and "lo I am with you always?"
Do you fully realize that God is speaking to the world today?
God has given you work to do in this world, but has He not also said that He will see you through?
Ponder this: What is God's part in the new birth and what is man's part?
Do you suppose that history is moving forward because God is moving it for us?
Love is the difference between grace and law.
Isn't it wonderful to rest in what He has done?
The child does not start out having a relationship with the Holy Spirit. And so we as parents must bring reproof into that child's life.
The way that I deal with doubt and the way I deal with evil spiritual forces is to apply myself to the regular, daily reading of the word of God and to maintain my intimate, personal relationship with Christ the Savior and Lord.
God may be slow, but He is on schedule.
It is the will of God that I live a holy life.
Faith gives to God the best. And the best I have today is myself.
Did you ever think that the greatest thing any man could ever be in the economy of God was to be a servant?
Do you know the greatest thing that God expects of you? It is just one word: Obedience. What do you really want God to do in your life?
You may not understand what God is doing now, but you will understand later.
To grow in the Lord: Feed on the Word, rest in the Lord, exercise yourself into Godliness.
The Lord preserves you, but He did not mean to pickle you; He meant for you to stay sweet.
Never hear the Word of God without expecting something to happen.
He that shall endure until the end shall be saved.
God is the opener and closer of life's doors.
Our God never gives a command without offering the enabling.
Have you considered this? People must know that they are sinners before they become saints.
The will of God places no age limit on its believers.
Do circumstances dictate whether or not you obey God?
Do you really know what it is like to grapple with the eternal Word?
Gladden God's heart by being obedient and sensitive and by listening intelligently to His Word.
Have you yet to learn commitment to whatever task God has given you?
Are you 100% certain that you have eternal life?
Do you believe that with God nothing is impossible?
Good News! God can enter the human heart and make room for himself without expelling the integrity of human personality.
If we do not love one another, are we doing anything that will ultimately please God?
Be not drunk with wine where it is excess, but be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Look, in the center of "SIN" is I.
Do you realize that sin is not free? You pay for it over and over again.
Faith not only cleanses all kinds of sin, but faith changes all kinds of people.
Your roots are never deep in this world because you have seen a city whose builder and maker is God.
Whatsoever you do, do in the glory of God.
Can't obstacles be thought of as character strengtheners sent from God, not reasons to doubt Him?
Do you help your child grow through the Word of God?
We Christian parents have the responsibility to teach our children to come to a greater teacher, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus said, "I came not to be ministered unto, but to minister and to give my life a ransom instead of the many".
When a person puts his faith in Jesus Christ, he is born again and his sins are completely washed away and forgiven.
I believe that heaven is a place because Jesus said this is so.
Jesus said, "I am the way to God the Father."
These words were spoken from Jesus, "Out of the mouths of babes and children thou has perfected praise."
Christ died for all that they who live should not henceforth live for themselves. (II Corinthians 5)
If Jesus Christ is anything, then He is everything . . .because if He isn't everything, He isn't anything.
In the words of Jesus Christ, "Blessed are those who have not seen, yet have believed."
Think of Jesus. Now do you think that salvation is cheap?
What will you do to let God know that you are satisfied with what Jesus did about your sins?
Do you realize what this means? In everything Jesus taught, he said, "I am."
You're never likely to encounter the risen Christ if you think He's dead.
Does not the Christian life begin at the cross, where we received the remission of sin?
The measure in which you have entered into the good of the Gospel, is the measure which tells others what Christ is like.
Why do so many people fear the second coming? Surely God does not mean for it to be feared.
Though men have been skeptical about the Bible in the past, history and archeology have confirmed over and over again the very details of the word of God.
Of all the words in all the bible the word "all" must be the greatest because it is a plaster that is great enough for every illness.
The spirit of God was guiding men to write, and that is how we have a Bible.
We lift our voices today in the babble and confusion of the hour to say we accept the bible as the word of God.
I used to close my bible and pray for faith. Now I pray for faith and open my bible.
Did you know that the Kingdom of Heaven is mentioned 32 times in the gospel of Matthew?
Through faith we understand. (Hebrews 11:3)
As a man thinketh, so is he. (Solomon)
Do you know that the Bible says we are born into God's family with the nature of God?
How many times has the Gospel been presented to you and you answer, "No?"
Did you know that Emmanuel means "God with us?"
Isn't the Bible unbelievable because it fulfills an unbelievable purpose?
"God is able to make all grace abound toward you. . . that you may abound unto every good work." (II Corinthians 9:8)
Do you know that in the Bible, "filled" means "to be controlled by?”
In the Christian church we have great music, and the Lord has blessed us through song.
Jesus is the chief cornerstone of the church.
Christ loved the church that He might cleanse it with a washing of water by the Word.
Do you know what the curse of our church is today? Imitation.
Some of His children are keeping a record of sins. God is keeping a record of our work.
The greatest word in the Christian's vocabulary is Obedience.
What does the Lord want for his church? That thou mayest be rich? That thou mayest be clothed? That thou mayest see?
Young people keep the church from going too slow, and old folks keep it from going too fast.
Did you know that one of the greatest sins of Christian people is their pride?
Is not man's ultimate purpose to spread God's Word?
Today, we have too much packaged Christianity and too little planted Christianity.
Have you ever backed yourself into a corner and asked why you are doing the things you are doing in church?
A Christian is not a person who is sinless; a Christian is one who does sin. . . less. . . and less. . .and less.
Is it not until a man can see his own spiritual needs that he begins to see the needs of others around him?
Isn't death to the Christian merely a change of address?
Did you know that in the Bible, a Christian is described as one who is a gift of God the Father to God the Son?
Did you know that all the teachings in the Scripture about the spiritual gifts have to do with the relationship of one Christian to another?
Is this not true? What we really believe, we do, and all the rest is just religious talk.
The Christian life is something more than noble ambition; it takes Christ to be a Christian.
There are times in our Christian lives when we go on detours, but we ultimately reach our destination.
Do you realize that as a Christian you have some talent to use for the Lord?
Why not grow by letting each day be a more dynamic experience in Christian living?