EXAMINATION OF THE HEART

The Psalmist said, "The Lord knows everything about us." Imagine being able to say, "You know everything about me, even before I say it, and exclaim, such knowledge is too wonderful!" In my experience, I know we don't know everything to be...

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Memories

Over 50 years ago Susie king Crowell said to me, "Fred, let's make great memories for when we are old, all we will have left are our memories.” After two years of courtship and 54 years of marriage Susie's wisdom...

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HAPPINESS IS….

an emotion of joy a feeling of merriment an absence of anxiety an attitude a decision encouragement a smile kindness purposeful practice learned behavior a choice commitment If happiness encompasses all these virtues, no wonder happiness is a rare...

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Analytical – THE LORD’S PRAYER

KEY STATEMENT:  What did the Lord mean when He said, "Thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”? Many of us memorized this prayer as children. Do any of us understand how in the...

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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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