CELEBRATING 75 YEARS

Birthday presents to each other and writing off one more goal on our bucket list. So clearly, Susie King, the 19-year-old sophomore, at the University of Idaho stands out in my mind's eye. She wore a red and white checkered...

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ON THE WAY TO HOPE

Artist Ann Tremarello, Fairbanks, Alaska. There are many roads in the life journey. This painting by dear friend, Ann T, has special meaning to me. Each year Lathrop High School honors the late Joe Tremarello with the Joe T Basketball Classic...

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SEARCH ME O GOD

"The riches of life demand searching with a pure heart with relentless pursuit of truth and love." Often in the counseling setting, we role played to discover the root of a present problem. One technique I often used was imagery....

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HARMONY AND RHYTHM

Two character traits worthy of pursuit. Basketball is an excellent life skills teacher IF the coach has mastered the difficult skill of living above the line. A life living above the line is a life of gratitude, compassion and competency....

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A CHILD IS BORN

"Dad I never knew how much you loved me until Kingston was born.” - Jay Crowell For unto us a child is born, Unto us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder. And his name will be called wonderful...

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BE BRAVE LETTER

"If you want to be brave do brave things." Early in the dark silence of a new day, my mind thinks; my heart suffers for a beautiful, kind, gentle, strong, wife and mother in the loving village I have come...

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WORDS OF HOPE

The story of Daily Words of Hope The story begins at the University of Idaho. One of my roommates received letters and care packages with goodies weekly. The joy these gifts brought Vern was obvious. In turn, my mailbox was...

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RUNNING RUNNING RUNNING

"Days at times can be very long, however, in the end, life is too short." -FJC Often we hear the phrase, I am too busy. What would happen if we changed “I am too busy" to if I am too busy,...

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DELIGHT IN PEOPLE & PEOPLE DELIGHT IN YOU

St Paul records multitudes of brilliant life giving principles. One used often among motivational experts is in the Apostles encouragement to the Galatians. "Be not deceived, what you sow you shall reap." The law of cause and effect proclaims every action has...

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HEAVY HEART THERAPY

"Imagine visualizing a valentine type heart strapped with a heavy backpack waiting to attempt to clear a high bar. That bar is Hope!”  Recently I visited with a very special person to the Ferch/Crowell families.  Heavy in heart, with her hope...

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