"If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it." These inspiring words of wisdom that had been spoken by Jesus to believers in days past have stirred a response from many readers down through the ages to follow in His footsteps. Have you picked up your cross today? How do you know with certainty what your cross is? Theologically the cross that every disciple picks up is the same; experientially it will be expressed differently. The essential facets of cross-bearing that define discipleship are identified in the wisdom of the cross enabling Christians to live to their full potential in Christ. To simplify the reading of this book, footnotes are not used. A bibliography of references is included. Darlene E. Buchholtz is the founder and president of Crosswind, Inc. She received her Masters Degree in Theology from International Seminary. As a bi-vocational minister, she has been involved in multiple facets of ministry for over twenty-five years, including a thirteen-year pastorate. Devoted to the ministry of the Gospel, she currently teaches at Crosswind Teaching & Training Center, in Toledo, Ohio.