LET THERE BE LIGHT

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. In basketball language, an excellent metaphor for shooting a basketball is an automobile, where the legs are the engine of the shot. If the basketball is short...

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THY KINGDOM COME

A basketball coaches analysis of the Lord's Prayer. Based on the prayer instruction of Jesus, how is it possible to have His Kingdom come and His Will be done here on earth? Principle One - Acknowledge God the Father in heaven as king...

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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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ULTIMATE TRUST

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and he will give you the desires of your heart."  Psalms 37:4 Each day, I find myself discovering ways to be intimate with God, Abba father. The commitment to write Daily Words...

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HARD TEACHER – DIRTY GRADER

It may be impossible to escape life without some Hard Teachers and Dirty Graders. Life is hard until you realize it; then it is no longer hard. - Scott Peck, Road Less Traveled. When the value of life experiences takes me...

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ANCHORS IN MY LIFE

The photo is a crafted pewter anchor. Following a lifelong tradition buying a treasure to help remember the experiences I purchased this keepsake in Nova Scotia (New Scotland). Like a ship or boat, I need reliable anchors in my life. Fishing on...

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THIS IS MY STORY, THIS IS MY SONG

"Old things passed away, all things become new."  - Paul Early this morning in my secret garden, I was thinking of my grandson. What kind of legacy will I leave Kingston, this miraculous grandson; the only one to carry on...

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SELF-IMAGE, YOUR LIFE BLUE PRINT

The most precious gift a child can receive is given during the first seven years of their life. These are the formative years when the self-image develops and your blueprint is created that will last a lifetime unless transformed. An...

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CARPE DIEM – SEIZE THE DAY

The Roman poet, Horace, coined this phrase in a poem published in 23 BC.  The Crowell family was introduced to Carpe Diem in Robbin William’s excellent movie, "Dead Poet Society" in 1989. Tragically, the remarkably gifted Williams was not able to...

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LIVING SKILLFULLY

KEY STATEMENT:  Each person has a life skills toolbox. Skillful living demands having the correct tool to fix the difficult circumstances life presents day by day. What's in your life skills toolbox? Introduction to the Apostle James: Like Fredric James Crowell, James...

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