SEARCH ME – Part 2

Reality Truth: If you accept the message, you will value the messenger; whereas if you reject the message, you will reject the messenger. I value those who, out of love, help me be the best person I can be. These...

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SEARCH ME – Part 1

When you seek personal excellence, self-scrutiny is welcomed, not rejected. Is the truth, not a lie, really your goal? Search Me! Tragically, in my 50 years of counseling, the vast majority of people do not want to be told...

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KISS THE EDGE

Recently, my yoga instructor had her class members in semi-pain as they held a position. She smiled and exclaimed, "KISS THE EDGE!" The basketball coach in me also smiled through a grimaced face as I thought, "Oh, I get it."...

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THE CHRIST SYSTEM: HOW IT WORKS

There are many brilliant thinkers historically. To name a few, there are Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, Einstein, Augustine, Ignatius, Edison, Franklin. Yet, there is an additional man who deserves strong consideration. His name is Paul, formerly Saul of Tarsus. He...

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NBC BASKETBALL CAMPS COMING TO STEBBINS, ALASKA

FEATURING COACH JOYCE WALKER30+ YEARS BASKETBALL EXPERIENCE, 3-TIME KODIAK ALL-AMERICAN, HALL OF FAME HONORS IN THE FOLLOWING: NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL, WASHINGTON BASKETBALL, LSU, AND SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SPORTS. ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER IN LSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL & WASHINGTON HIGH...

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THE PLAIN PAIN TRUTH

Mother speaking to her distraught daughter says, “Sorry, honey we can’t teach pain to stop hurting.” A little boy falls in the bathtub; cuts his forehead; cries out, “Stop the pain, mommy, I'll be good!” The Pain Truth Life pain is inescapable....

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THANK YOU AFRICAN AMERICANS

Fifty-four years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr., paid the ultimate sacrifice for all humanity. Yesterday we celebrated his life. Yesterday was my joy to personally call five of my brothers and sisters who live the legacy of their forefather,...

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NOT ASHAMED

 Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. In recent years race relations have become a daily news event. Some believe the USA is at an all-time low in race relations. For some, this is a true statement. For some, it is...

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WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?

The most important question ever asked of me was in September 1966. "Coach, before I leave, can I ask you a question?" "Yes, of course," I answered.  Thinking I was getting another basketball question, Dyson floored me when asked, "What do you think about Jesus...

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FIRST AND LASTS

Briefly, why do we idolize being first and disfavor being last? Often last trumps first. Here are some real-life examples depicting in the end first does not matter. The winner of games believed winning was not just everything but was the only thing....

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