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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WHAT YOU APPRECIATE APPRECIATES – Jay Crowell

For a father I’m not sure many joys surpass the privilege of having children becoming lovely, healthy, successful parents. One of Crowell's teaching principles is, "A son should become twice as smart as his Dad. Knowing everything his Father knows...

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WORLD OF PEOPLE AND THINGS

“If you love things more than people you will use people to get things, if you love people more than things you will use things to help people.” One of my favorite men gave up his high school football job...

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TRUE FRIENDSHIPS vs. TRANSACTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

If 7 out of 10 calls to me are asking for something, it is not a friendship, it is a transactional relationship. An example of a  friendship killer call is, "Hey Fred, Zechariah here. Been a long time. How are you?...

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GAME ON – Win the Moment!

Basketball has taught me that victory comes when you bounce back from difficulty. Lifeball is a far tougher game to play than basketball. Psalm 100 is my bedrock to come back from a rough day. I enter His gates with thanksgiving....

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TIMEOUTS ARE VITAL

TIMEOUTS ARE VITAL Athletics prove time outs are critically important. The mark of great coaches is having the skill to take the complex and make it simple. The mark of a gifted athlete is making a very difficult skill look easy to...

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