TRICK OR TREAT

5 BILLION spent on Halloween each year; the second biggest money making celebration of the year. Who said capitalism is dead? 2000 years ago the Celts believed they could talk with the visiting dead. The invading Romans turned this Irish...

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THE MASTER WITHIN

St. Augustine, a fourth-century theologian, and philosopher was considered one of the most respected followers of the Master of all masters. He influenced his many followers to learn to discover The Master Within. His inner reception of Christ's light became...

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THE CLIMB

When we stop climbing, facing the challenges life presents every day, we lose our mission and purpose. For the toddler, the climb is learning  to stand and then walk. For the young child, the climb is learning to read. ...

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THE BLACK BOX

The black box is Crowell's life skills term for depression. When defeating the dreaded enemy, the silent stalker called depression requires both accurate diagnosis and prognosis. Sir Winston Churchill spoke of the black box as a metaphor for his...

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FEAR FACTOR, Part 2

If the word "fear" is found at least 80 places in the Bible, I tend to believe God knew the FEAR FACTOR was part of our human nature. His Word shows He cares about every detail of our lives, even when...

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FEAR FACTOR, Part 1

Surveys indicate some of our most fearful times are public speaking, heights, the unknown and death. Do you relate? It is said we all have some distress, fright of something happening to cause pain, danger or threat (real or imagined). The...

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FIVE DAILY GRATITUDES

Research suggests gratitude helps beat cancer. Dr. John Gottman has proven through extensive testing that when the heart jumps over 100 beats per minute when angry, the ability to solve problems diminishes. Clinical tests are proving gratitude promotes health. Writing...

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How high is high? How low is low?

Unless you know how low is low, knowing how high is high is not possible. My life experience tells me rock bottom is the low of lows. It is impossible to go lower than rock bottom. At rock-bottom, two...

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PERSONAL GUARANTEE

Imagine making a blanket guarantee that all things, meaning everything in your life, will work out for good!  Consider this life guarantee written by St. Paul who was beheaded at the end of his life: All things will work out for...

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FORGIVENESS REALITY

Forgiveness asking is one of the world's most important, yet least understood and practiced success principles. What makes it so difficult to ask forgiveness? What are the four best words you can say to restore conflict that is impossible for so...

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