BE NICE

      Kindness Is Contagious is a valuable educational documentary on the magic of kindness. Of all the species on earth, the most helpless for the longest period of time is in the human child. A child is helpless and unable to take...

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THANKSGIVING WITH THE CROWELL FAMILY

“I will offer to YOU the sacrifice of thanksgiving & will call on the name of the Lord.” Psalm 116:17 Our Special Day dedicated to being extra thankful typically begins in the early morning hours with Susie by a warm fireplace...

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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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TAKE AND RECEIVE

St. Ignatius's TAKE AND RECEIVE prayer is one of my most favorite prayers. Multiple times daily these are the words of my mouth. May they be yours as well. "Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty; all my knowledge, my understanding,...

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WHAT YOU APPRECIATE APPRECIATES – Jay Crowell

For a father I’m not sure many joys surpass the privilege of having children becoming lovely, healthy, successful parents. One of Crowell's teaching principles is, "A son should become twice as smart as his Dad. Knowing everything his Father knows...

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THE CHECK LIST

When the grind of life is so intensive, the human brain cannot process all that needs to be done without mistakes. A checklist has been proven to be an effective tool. For many years, the checklist was the way business...

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WORLD OF PEOPLE AND THINGS

“If you love things more than people you will use people to get things, if you love people more than things you will use things to help people.” One of my favorite men gave up his high school football job...

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WHAT’S IN YOUR TOOLBOX?

“If you try to fix a problem with the wrong tool you will make the problem bigger, not smaller.” – Jennifer Crowell Ferch My true friend, the late Dave Tucker, was a master machine and wood-smith of the highest order....

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THANKFUL BEATS UNTHANKFUL

As in the lyrics of "Ungrateful Eyes," do we ever stop and watch the stars shine? This may give us a clue if we are thankful or unthankful. Being thankful in the midst of the unthankfulness is similar to: Being comfortable in...

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THEREFORE IMPLIES EXACT LOGIC , Part 1

One of my favorite places I find the "therefore" logic is in the Bible. St. Paul carefully uses his vast intellect and exceptional educational training to set forth a logical case in Colossians 3. It is loaded with reasoning since the old...

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