WALK ALONE TIME

It is not possible to stand or walk in a crowd until you can stand and walk alone.  The best gift you can give to those you love is a healthy you.  The second best gift is to help those...

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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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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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CONSOLATION & DESOLATION

"At any given moment you are either in consolation or desolation.” - St. Ignatius of Loyola The idea of "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" speaks to the fact that two people do not necessarily see or experience the...

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THE WISE PARENT

The wise parent knows and understands that the ultimate test of successful parenting is the day when their son or daughter has matured to the place the parent(s) is able to say… "Amazing child you now are ready to make...

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GIVING AWAY THANKFULNESS

Why should Thanksgiving be limited to one calendar day a year? Giving thanks can be so much more than watching football all day, eating piles of delicious food that later make us miserable, Christmas shopping, a four-day weekend. Thanks-Giving is...

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