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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RECOGNIZE THE VALUE OF APPRECIATION

"The ability to appreciate is a learned behavior. Mastery of this skill of seeing the full worth  in people, in creation and all life is the difference between being a positive or a negative human being." Fred Crowell January 22,...

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I JUST CALLED TO TELL YOU

Stevie Wonder made famous the song, I Just Called To Say I Love You with the popular lyrics, "I just called to say I love you; I just called to say how much I care." How does it impact you...

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TAKES AWESOME TO RECOGNIZE AWESOME

What's better than getting a text from a person you highly respect telling you that you are awesome? Today one of my heroes, Roger Smith, texted me,”You were awesome on the NBC conference call today.” My text back to Roger, “Takes...

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HOLY HANDS

“Cling to your faith in Christ & have a clear conscience.” - Timothy Around about 64 A.D, which was 31 years after the crucifixion of Jesus, Paul was imprisoned for the second time. These had to be days of desolation...

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