GUARD YOUR HEART & MIND

"Defense is the best offense in basketball and in lifeball" - Fred Crowell One of my father's passions I inherited was a clean car. When I stepped up to the counter to pay for the car wash, the cashier was...

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HEAVY HEART THERAPY

Imagine a valentine heart shape burdened with a heavy backpack running to jump and clear a high bar. Recently I visited a very special person to our family who was heavy in heart and clearing that high bar into hope...

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TWO CHOICES – WE GET BITTER OR WE GET BETTER

God's mercy is for everyone. “And so dear brothers and sisters, 'I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice - the kind he...

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THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUTH AND LIES

Truth is what we need to hear, a lie is what we want to hear. You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. – John 8:32 In 1971 Ray Burwick and I founded Northwest Counseling Services. A...

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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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THE CRUCIAL LIFE QUESTION

WHAT IS YOUR M/P (MEANING AND PURPOSE FOR LIVING)? Meaning and purpose are jet fuel for life. Tell me in 30 seconds or less your reason for living! Years ago one of basketball's premier coaches expounded on basketball being mostly a...

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DEATH

"You aren't ready to live until you are ready to die.” — Ray Eberle My days in the book of Matthew completed. The last chapters are like the last days of our lives. Death is the reality. What is it about death that makes...

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WHAT EVERY CHILD SHOULD LEARN – LOVE WORK

The older I get, the more I learn about life. The happiest people I meet and the most unpleasant people I observe confirm to me that it is not hard work but loving to work hard that is crucial to a fulfilling...

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LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB?

The world’s best organization is looking for good people who are difference makers. Not long ago, in a Words of Hope, I spoke to the idea of kindness being described as useful goodness. In 1967, my wife Susie and I took...

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