CLEANING HOUSE, Part 1

Long ago when Latin was the mother tongue, a linguist used the word FEBRUUM, meaning purification. The English translation is February. I hope you have enjoyed your February month. Here in Spokane, we are hoping the end of February will...

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THE MYSTERY OF THE FATHERHOOD OF GOD

It is my personal conviction fatherhood loss is one of the most mental and emotional challenges for a child to overcome. How might this loss have occurred in a child's life? Here are a few true examples. A father is called to...

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PAIN COMES IN THE NIGHT

JOY COMES IN THE MORNING I BELONG TO JESUS JESUS IS MINE As boys Father Crowell trained us to not shed tears. Whether it was after a beating or watching a tearjerker movie, tears were regarded as sissyville, weak sissy acts of...

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SELF-LOVE, Part 2

Self-love is a journey. How wonderful to be able to love ourselves by loving what God loves and forgives. He made us, was delighted by saying "It is good!" He also gave us His Son to be crucified and...

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SELF-LOVE, Part 1

Today, when we hurt, we hear so often to love ourselves more. But what is self-love? Self-love is the introspective prioritization of my importance and acceptance of my real self - at least my positive self. Any insecurity or awkwardness pushes...

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YOU MAKE ME BRAVE

CRUCIAL QUESTIONS Are you brave? If yes, how? Are you brave? If no, why not? Football legend coach Vince Lombardi said, “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” Aristotle said, “If you want to be brave do brave things.” It is my opinion, brave acts...

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THE FINGER OF GOD, Part 2

We all need discernment, especially in decision-making. Here are some examples: Between right and wrong, or between my right and your wrongBetween left or right pathBetween winning or losingBetween all or nothing (extremism)Between my way or the high wayBetween the common good...

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THE FINGER OF GOD, Part 1

Today’s culture and government seem to have created a paradoxical polarization. They seem to have created a difficult dilemma for answers. Discussing two different viewpoints often ends up in name calling and character assassination. The Bible saw a polarization many...

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EASY TO START, HARD TO FINISH

Each New Year resolutions are made with high hopes and firm resolve. By the year's end, these well-intended resolutions will have been abandoned.  In January and February, fitness centers are packed with men and women working fiercely to lose weight....

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BEG AND PLEAD, Part 2

PURIFICATION, HEALTH, ENERGY, ALIVENESS, PASSION. It seems impossible to experience these five miracle life skills if the body is in poor health. Again, it starts with the body. Energy seems to be the single best indicator of good health....

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