TOUGH MINDS SOFT HEARTS

A tribute to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. How many coloreds are you going to play at a time in the game tomorrow night? This was the predominant question asked before the big game. The year was 1968. The...

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FRIDAYS WITH FRED

My Dearest of Friends, When St. Paul wrote his many letters from his Roman prison cell, I am sure he did not know they would reach his friends, let alone be read. Still, he wrote and had them delivered. I,...

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HELLO, MY NAME IS ANGER!

Within arm’s reach is a ping-pong-ball-sized red light button. It is your anger button! Press it and anger flows or possibly explodes like a volcano. Just look around us: The global world political scene is dominated by anger. Nations are ruled...

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WISDOM WEDNESDAY – THE WISDOM DISCIPLINE LINK

King Solomon combined WISDOM and DISCIPLINE in his Proverbs writings. In fact, he advised us to not despise them or treat them with contempt. It intrigues me to question the close linkage between wisdom and discipline. Quite thought-provoking. My first analysis brings...

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OBSOLETE TOOLS

Imagine a farmer plowing a field with his hands hanging tenaciously to a plow pulled by two hefty horses. Then, out of nowhere, a brand new, bright green, “John Deere” pulls up beside the tired farmer. He says: “Hello,...

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THE BATTLE FOR YOUR HEART

What do you hold most dear? What do you want to be most known for? Whatever the answer, God's intent for contacting us is for us to know and be known by the Lord Jesus Christ. Many years ago when a...

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Fridays With Fred

I am writing to all who call Fred Crowell brother and friend. I want you to know I love and appreciate you. I also want you to know I have had high hopes for a new Words of Wisdom,...

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WORDS OF WISDOM FOR 2021

Let's explore what it means to be wise. We know the decisions we make determine our destiny. In 2021, Words of Hope will give you some exceptional tools to navigate the most dangerous life storms with some Words of Wisdom. As...

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WISDOM WEDNESDAY

Each 2021 Wednesday, Words of Hope will focus on the personal skill development of being wise. It will be designated WISDOM WEDNESDAY.  The first Wednesday of 2021 is January 6th. The first of the 150 Biblical Psalms gives us four crucible skills...

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2021 LETTER FROM FRED

WARMEST GREETINGS TO MY DEAR FAITHFUL FRIENDS: The year 2020 had the earmarks of a very unique year. For too many, it was the worst of years, especially financially. I met an employer who was forced to discharge 67,000 employees in one...

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