THE CHARLENE LOPEZ STORY

How one woman changes lives through hard work and loving people! Char is a legend in Dillingham, a beautiful, one hour Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage. The 2,500 population swells to 10,000 during the summer fishing season. Basketball is king...

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FAILURE-PAIN-IMAGINATION

3 Vital Components for Future Success Recently at NBC Camps, nearly 200 students came to Whitworth University to get better at basketball - one of the world’s great games, and life - the world's greatest game. At one of the four power...

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THE ROCK

Hello Special Friend among a legion of Fred Crowell friends. Meet the Crowell Cornerstone Rock of Rocks. My fascination with rocks began as a boy: Who loved to skip thin rocks on the shores of Fidalgo Bay in Anacortes, Washington. My rock affair amped...

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MAKE TODAY A MASTERPIECE

"You pile up enough tomorrows, and you will find you have nothing but a lot of empty yesterday's. I don't know about you but I like to make today worth remembering." - Harold Hill from The Music Man Two of...

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AT LAST

The incredible moment when man meets the woman who will be the love of his life. For me the two best words in the book of Genesis came from a very lonely Adam, seeing Eve for the first time, he...

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THE REALITY OF BEAUTY

If we approach life from an inner beauty stance, we see beauty all around us, in all things; whereas if we are living in squalor life isn't very pretty. Many many years ago, Sports Illustrated ran a feature on star...

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CONSOLATION & DESOLATION

"At any given moment you are either in consolation or desolation.” - St. Ignatius of Loyola The idea of "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" speaks to the fact that two people do not necessarily see or experience the...

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WORM TONGUE

On average we speak 1300 words a minute each day of our lives. What are we telling ourselves? We better be careful of the worm tongue. Being with kids for long days week after week, behavioral patterns begin to magnify. Negative...

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NEVER LOSE YOUR DREAMS

The four P’s - Psalms, purpose, prayer & power. Dr Shann Ferch tells the following story. One day my dad took me to Circle, Montana to visit his dad. Grandpa was living in a small shack. He was an alcoholic. It was...

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GRATITUDE IS THE LINCHPIN TO VIRTUE

Gratitude truly is the linchpin to virtue. I chose to rerun this entry often, as when I go back over the Words of Hope archives, this article stands out. I believe gratitude; elevates, gratitude helps us solve problems, gratitude promotes health, gratitude heals...

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