PRAYER POWER

1999 was a tough year for many Americans. Political, business and spiritual leaders were forecasting terrible times for our world. They predicted global financial collapse. Due to difficult circumstances, I sought out a spiritual life mentor. At our first session,...

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BIBLICAL TRUTH NEVER CHANGES

RELATIONSHIPS - a gift in life 1)  Show how much you care about acquaintances, friends, and family. 2)  Talk positively; the way you talk is the way you act. 3)  Pray; talking with God will show your heart is unique and pretty. SELF-IMAGE...

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3 SKILLS OF EXCELLENCE

Life Skills. Imagination. Imitation. If we don't teach winning, we cheat our students because they don't learn the skills necessary to win. The life of a deadly serious basketball coach is no different than the diehard Lieutenant. Think you can lead...

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CROWELL ON SECOND GUESSING 

The second of two WOH's on the destructive habit of second guessing oneself. The biggest little word in the English language is the word "if." Two letters that can make a big impact.  "If" can be used in various ways: 1. An...

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COMMITMENT TO WHAT? TO WHOM?

Commitment begins with an act of the will. The difficult challenge is the choice to decide to make the commitment. 50 years ago I learned we have only three choices. Yes, no, or Maybe. These are the only three options. Do...

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TO COMPARE IS TO DESPAIR

"If you want to feel inferior, look at someone above you. If you want to feel superior, look at someone beneath you."  - Walt King Susie's dad was a wise man. He grew up in the Great Depression. He road...

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BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

Break your sternum and you'll soon realize the reason Paul chose the breastplate of righteousness as a simile for protection of the chest; a vital part of the soldier's body. In an auto accident, a young man accidentally drove a...

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LIVING LIFE BACKWARDS

The ability to see what is not seen is a valuable skill in coaching and teaching.  It is discerning the invisible. In the athletic world, imagine there is a slender, tall, clumsy athlete.  One coach does not grasp the athlete's potential so...

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OXYCOURAGE

What is oxycourage?  By Fred Crowell's definition, it is when oxygen unites with the human soul to form internal power and courage.  "Oxy" makes it more sharp and acute, abundant when combined with simple courage. As an example, let's imagine we...

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CONFIDENCE – WITH IT YOU CAN, WITHOUT IT YOU CAN’T

Confidence is like a slippery fish - one moment you have it, the next moment you lost it. Confidence makes the act fluid, motionless, and effortless. Confidence covers up lack of talent and trying too hard. Confidence inspires others to...

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