FIVE LIFE CHANGING WORDS

"I am proud of you!" As Edith steps down the stairs in a beautiful wedding dress, Lord Gratham’s loving eyes and outstretched arms greet his lovely daughter. "I probably shouldn’t feel so proud of you.” A joyful Edith responds, "You can be...

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ABUNDANCE NOT SCARCITY

“I have come that you might life and have it abundantly.” - Jesus Often people tell me, “We grew up poor but I never knew we were poor.” The six Crowell kids knew every day of our growing up that we...

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LOVE – BELONGING – SUCCESS

The three most important human and animals psychological and spiritual needs. Six elegant questions. (An elegant question differs from a fact question.) Who loves you? Who do you love? Who do you belong to? Who belongs to you? What do you do with success? Who in...

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MEET A MODERN DAY ANGEL 

You His mighty angels doing His bidding.  - Psalm 103 Today Jan Foland emailed her drawing of her vision of a sacred place.  Of all the people Susie and I know, Jan is one who goes daily to her secret garden...

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WEIGHTLESS GRACE

For by grace we have been saved through faith not of works lest any man should boast. - Paul The Christian faith presents many paradoxes, which initially to the newcomer of the faith don't make sense. To the agnostic or...

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JUST LOVE PEOPLE

Life offers no greater gift with greater rewards than just loving people for no other motive than to love. Frankly, I never much like the slogan "Just Do It.” Seems to me it has more negative than positive connotations.  I like...

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HONOR IS A GOLDEN VIRTUE

As we honor we in turn will be honored The word honor and the idea of honoring others has been on my mind this Christmas season’s 31 days of celebration.  The rewards of honoring people are amazing to me. This is an...

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SISTER LOVE

Three Crowell-Ferch sisters demonstrate the beauty, grace, and power of love. Natalya Alexis is a sophomore at Oklahoma City University. Ariana Alexis is a freshman at the Oaks Classical Christian Academy. Isabella Alexis is a 6th grader at the Oaks....

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NO!!! no, no, no.

At the Crowell's there is a big difference between NO! and no, no, no. Early in my teaching and coaching career, the following story impacted me. A teacher was hired specially to take control of a wild, out of control...

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PEOPLE ARE LIKE FLOWERS

These Chinese flowers give evidence to the elegance, beauty, and grandeur of the miracle of creation. The China basketball experience continues to warm my heart and move me to gratitude. This beautiful bouquet was presented to each NBC - USA coach....

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