LOVE TRUMPS ALL

One of my favorite hobbies is playing cards with friends. Bridge, Hearts, Pinochle, Casino, 10 To 1, Rummy and Cribbage are all card games I like.  Knowledge of the game rules is the first step to being a winner. Card smarts...

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NEVER LOSE YOUR DREAMS

The four P’s - Psalms, purpose, prayer & power. Dr Shann Ferch tells the following story. One day my dad took me to Circle, Montana to visit his dad. Grandpa was living in a small shack. He was an alcoholic. It was...

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TCOB-TAKE CARE OF THE BALL

"Guard your heart above all else for it determines the course of your life.” Proverbs 4:23 In my view, basketball is not the only game, but the best game. I began loving basketball at age 4 when my father took me...

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FINISH STRONG

"Work hard and continue to struggle.” - Timothy Last week a friend sent me a text with this question, "Why do we have to struggle?” Honestly, my first thought was, “why should we not have to struggle?” This beautiful, magnificent thing...

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HOW’S YOUR PMA (POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE)?

Attitude is the King of EQ - emotional intelligence at NBC camps and in the Crowell Household. As you read today’s Words of Hope, it was written in two settings. Setting #ONE - A boardroom in Portland, Oregon. A few seasons...

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CROWELL’S 80-20 RULE

This is a valuable rule for aspiring basketball players who come to NBC Camps. Actually, it is valuable to all people. Personally, I delight in teaching it to those who come under my coaching influence. Here it goes with the Crowell...

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WHOSE SLAVE AM I?

"You can't break a bad habit by throwing it out the window. You've got to walk it slowly (and deliberately) down the stairs." When people purchase my book, Meet My Head Coach, I encourage them to read chapter 10 first. The...

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WORDS AND THE WORD

Webster defines Word as a "Single, distinct meaningful element of speech or writing used with other words or sometimes alone to form a sentence." Words fascinate me. Etymology, the study of the history of words, is a hobby of mine. These...

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ENOUGH IS GOOD ENOUGH

"The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want, I have everything I need, all I really want is God." – Crowell It's been said that when John D Rockefeller was asked how much money was enough, he replied, “just...

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EXAMINATION OF THE HEART

The Psalmist said, "The Lord knows everything about us." Imagine being able to say, "You know everything about me, even before I say it, and exclaim, such knowledge is too wonderful!" In my experience, I know we don't know everything to be...

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