PAIN – FRIEND OR FOE

Is it possible to get through life without experiencing pain? Seems every story has an element of pain in the narrative. Let's imagine being able to be totally pain-free. Wow! Awesome - sounds wonderful. It is truly wonderful until you grab...

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NO CRUCIFIXION, NO RESURRECTION

No pain no gain No sorrow no joy No work no pay No crooked line no straight line No hate no love No late no on time No defeat no victory The Scriptures say. ” I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and discard the intelligence...

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WE SAW GIANTS

“We were like grasshoppers in our own sight and so we were in their sight.” – Numbers 13:33b An essential element in preparing for a basketball game is scouting the enemy. Great care must be taken to make sure the...

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RESCUED

Who is most grateful? The one rescued or the one who does the rescuing? Going back to the four pillars that form the foundation for one’s belief system: Control your Environment – choice of people. Psalm 1 Crucial Others – people who...

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DRY UP! GAME ON!

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going." I'm reminded of a time when my fourth graders were playing for the city championship. At a crucial time late in the game, one of my boys made a bad play....

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VAN GOGH – LOVING PEOPLE

Some amazing quotes by one of my favorite artists: "I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people." "Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more." Vincent Van Gogh’s...

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OPERATE IN PEACE

Who God Says I am, is far more important than who you, or who I, say I am.  In the early 1980's I was invited to speak at Cordova schools.  I met the Blake boys, Scott and Brandin. Scott is...

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FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLES

Knowledge and understanding of the following three principles give meaning and purpose to life.   Foundational Principle #1 Where did I come from when I was born? Foundational Principle #2 What am I doing here? Foundational Principle #3 Where do I go when life ends? It has been...

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JOY IS A PRECIOUS CHRISTMAS GIFT

A man has joy by the answer of his mouth - Proverbs 15:23 This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead...

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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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