PUT AWAY YOUR SWORD

A lesson from Matthew 26 Imitation is the FATHER OF LEARNING   At a crucial moment, when Jesus was being arrested, he told Peter to put away his sword. Sports camps can be challenging businesses. Competition is tough. Like life, people don't always play...

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Life Ball

Hello All, Each day I dedicate myself to my  meaning and purpose for living. Love God Love Life Love People July 20 to 23 at Skagit Valley College I have the profound privilege to coach/teach/inspire, encourage as many as 40 serious basketball players to...

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THE ELIMINATION OF FOOLISHNESS

The parable Matthew records in Chapter 25 uses the metaphor of ten virgins, that reminds me of a story of the miracle rescue of five men who crash landed in the Bering Sea on a return flight from Russia. Like...

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COME AND SHARE YOUR MASTER’S HAPPINESS

The final week in September must be wedding weekend. The Crowell's had three invitations. In reading the Gospels Jesus clearly spoke highly of weddings. Yesterday my former personal assistant married. All weddings are not equal. Some even create a sense of...

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PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH

Matthew 23 - Seven Woes. Mathew quotes the Master's scathing rebuking of those who don't practice what they preach. In this I saw myself all too often; and one of the rebukes that stood out was, YOU CLEAN THE OUTSIDE OF...

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A date with Fairbanks, Alaska

My buddy the ex tax collector turned apostle won't be asked for wisdom from me today, today St. Matthew gets a day off. In 1965 Susie, brother Mike, the best kitty ever (Miss Missy) and I rolled into the University...

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Effective Parenting Part 2 – The Power of Choice

Crowell’s Life Skills for Effective Parenting by Fred Crowell   The Difference: A Relentless Pursuit of Excellence   The difference between poor and good; good and great; great and excellence is a “never quit” mind set. The difference between success and failure is a...

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NO MORE QUESTION THURSDAY

MATTHEW 17 Jesus clearly is the master of the popular "Socratic Method of teaching." Using questions to discover knowledge, understanding, and most importantly wisdom. In every encounter with deceptive questioners, the master teacher places the accountability and the responsibility back to...

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YOU DON’T KNOW!

“If you don’t do it, you don’t know” -Mike Nilson How often do we hear someone say, “I know?” You shouldn’t smoke, “I know it.” This is an obvious example. The “I know its” are the subtle ones like, “I...

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WEDDINGS: “Getting married is like swallowing the sun”.

MATTHEW 22 Again Jesus speaks to us about an important life principle in a parable. He said, ”The kingdom of heaven is like King who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.” The problem was the ones the King wanted to come...

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