WORLD’S SYSTEMIC PROBLEM, PART 2

Every nation, every region, every city, every town, every village, every group has two classes of people. My terms are The Haves and The Have Nots. If you are in the Have Not Group, you wake up each day...

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WORLD’S SYSTEMIC PROBLEM, PART 1

Today's world lives out the adage, "There is a season for everything." Solomon said this in his book of Ecclesiastes. In other words, there is a balanced, cyclical nature of life, even for comforts or calamities. COVID-19 exposed the inherent weakness in...

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MOUNT NEVER ENOUGH

Looming in the hearts of human “doings” (not human beings) is the majestic Mount Never ENOUGH. This imaginary self-imposed mountain stands taller than America’s tallest Mount Denali and the world’s tallest Mount Everest. You are probably asking, what is the difference...

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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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