CRUCIBLE LIFE EVENT

Looking back over your entire lifetime, was there a single experience that would be classified as a crucible event? One of the definitions of the word crucible is the overcoming a trial or difficult circumstance. The dictionary uses an example of...

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DID SO GOOD

Cain, what have you done? Why is your countenance so downcast? What did you do that makes your face so dark? The eyes are lights to the soul. Do you have your lights on, is a frequent question asked to the youth...

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PRINCIPLE OF PROBLEM SOLVING

Albert Einstein believed a problem could not be solved with the same level of consciousness that created it. Operating on the belief system that everyone and everything is the creation of a Master Miracle Maker means everyone and everything...

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ADVANTAGES OF COMPANIONSHIP

"Better to trust and run the risk of being disappointed than to trust no one and be alone." - Jim Harrick In a recent conversation, it was communicated to me that trust was a big problem. I asked this person...

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ULTIMATE TRUTH OR ULTIMATE LIE

If my life is dedicated to the proposition that Jesus was the ultimate truth teller, then my belief system is based on the most profound story ever told. It is a story of the ultimate miracle. The ultimate truth story...

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PAIN COMES IN THE NIGHT

JOY COMES IN THE MORNING I BELONG TO JESUS JESUS IS MINE As boys Father Crowell trained us to not shed tears. Whether it was after a beating or watching a tearjerker movie, tears were regarded as sissyville, weak sissy acts of...

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YOU MAKE ME BRAVE

CRUCIAL QUESTIONS Are you brave? If yes, how? Are you brave? If no, why not? Football legend coach Vince Lombardi said, “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” Aristotle said, “If you want to be brave do brave things.” It is my opinion, brave acts...

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TODAY WILL NEVER COME AGAIN

“Do something special.” It is absolutely amazing the difference there is when one decides to, “have not a good day, but a great day.” Today I decide, to make today a Great Day. The question I ask myself, “how can I make...

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HAD ENOUGH YET, AMERICA?

Where is the hope? Years ago an international student from a country suffering terrorism and killings told me, “Once terrorism and killing start, it is virtually impossible to stop.” On Fox News, an articulate student pleaded with his fellow Americans,...

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HOPE, AN ANTIDOTE FOR DEPRESSION

"Hope is the anchor to our souls.” In my former career as a marriage and family counselor, I faced a monumental counseling challenge. A young, deeply depressed, divorced mother came to me. Being new to the profession, 1971 to 1975, listening to...

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