ABUNDANCE NOT SCARCITY

“I have come that you might life and have it abundantly.” - Jesus Often people tell me, “We grew up poor but I never knew we were poor.” The six Crowell kids knew every day of our growing up that we...

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THE FOUR F WORDS –  FAITH, FAMILY, FRIENDS, FUN

"If you have faith, family, friends sprinkled with a little fun you can beat anything." - Loraine Derr, Juneau Alaska If anyone on earth understands the value of faith, family, and fun it is Lorraine Derr.  Susie and I have enjoyed...

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THIRST

Key Statement:  "My soul thirst for you in a dry and weary land where there is no water.”  - Psalm 63 Water has been the center of my attention lately for several reasons. Spokane, Washington has experienced the most rainfall in...

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BONHOEFFER ON DEATH

“...LIFE ONLY BEGINS WHEN IT ENDS HERE ON EARTH” – Bonhoeffer St. Paul has often been quoted, “Death where is thy victory, where is thy sting?” In some mysterious way, both the apostle Paul and German martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer discovered...

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WHAT DO YOU SAY WHEN THERE IS NO HOPE?

These past few days people have asked me questions that are extremely difficult. There doesn't seem to be a helpful answer.  Five years ago Bill Brick and I became friends for eternity. Bill had invited three of his buddies to...

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MOOKIE FIGHTS CANCER

Meet Mookie! He lives in Thailand. He is a favorite at NBC Camps; always smiling, inspirational, hard-working, and a pure delight to teammates and coaches.Why is Mookie our hero? Because he vividly loves life, despite facing physical hardships. He...

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ADVANTAGES OF COMPANIONSHIP

"Better to trust and run the risk of being disappointed than to trust no one and be alone." - Jim Harrick In a recent conversation, it was communicated to me that trust was a big problem. I asked this person...

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MYELIN PROTECTS HOPE

You must build hope, for the day will come when it is desperately needed! Myelin is a coating that covers your circulatory neurons. Every time you perform a skill, you are creating myelin. Electricity travels across those neurons and how...

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TIME FOR A GUT CHECK

The human gut has 80% of the immune system to fight disease. Best to take care of the gut. Don’t you agree? Coaches routinely take "Gut Checks" on their teams. Great teams have guts! Call it, “Fire in the belly." Call it,...

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NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING

Fear is a dominating emotion that cripples performance and steals success. Is it possible to live without fear? Probably not because there are two types of fear. First the good type of fear. The Psalmist said fear of the Lord is the...

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