A SPECIAL REST

"So, there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God." My beloved Susie asked me an elegant question last week. "When do you think you learned to have peace and be free from anxiety, worry, and fear?" This...

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THE PRINCIPLE AND FOUNDATION

If we look into history and today's humanity, we often see an unknown in life.  Here are some examples: Christopher Columbus set sail not knowing where he was going, where he was, when he got there. When he returned home, he did...

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THE PRINCIPLE OF ACTIVE INDIFFERENCE

"Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief, doctor, baker, shoemaker..."  This was a chant we used as kids, especially while jumping rope. How to discover what to be! No matter what career you choose in life, or what course of study,...

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TIME IS PRICELESS

Time is the only sparse commodity on earth. Time does not honor, respect or bow to those of personal wealth or fortune. Time is the great equalizer; each person gets 24 hours a day, no more, no less. THE TIME...

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THE MANY GIFTS OF CREATION

Imagine five majestic deer enhancing the Crowell home view of one of America's best places to raise children and live a peaceful life: Spokane, Washington. It is our seasonal autumn time of the year. How magnificent to look out...

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AUTHENTIC GENUINE LOVE

Sitting in her wheelchair with a dog in her lap, a lady wheeled herself across one of Spokane's busiest streets. As I was stopped in my car at a red light, I watched "the lady and her dog." What I...

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SACRED PLACE – SECRET GARDEN

The most beautiful and blessed place on earth. Slow the bus down is a favorite expression in the Crowell home when one of us gets too busy, anxious or troubled. The bookstores have shelves designated to self-help books. Counseling offices...

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THANKFUL FOR AMERICA

Twenty-five feet above a huge carved rock in the Crowell front yard waves the U.S. flag. This flag is a tribute to: Susie's dad who spent the first four years of her life fighting for the USA in the South...

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WHAT THANKFULNESS IS

"Thank you" may be the most forgotten phrase in all mankind! Is the loss of a couple seconds of our time worth not expressing thanks? What is thankfulness?  It is a way of fully acknowledging the other person. It is...

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LIFE IS HARD

"Once we admit life is hard, it is no longer difficult.” – Scott Peck It baffles me when people; notably Fred Crowell, think we deserve an easy life. Somehow the tendency is to believe if we are a good person...

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