SACRED PLACE – SECRET GARDEN

The most beautiful and blessed place on earth. Slow the bus down is a favorite expression in the Crowell home when one of us gets too busy, anxious or troubled. The bookstores have shelves designated to self-help books. Counseling offices...

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LISTEN WELL

6 WAYS TO BE A BETTER LISTENER LEARN - Listen with the purpose to learn, not be quick to tell what you know. INTENTIONAL - this begins with asking with intent to learn, not tell what you know....

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BE NICE

Kindness Is Contagious is a valuable educational documentary on the magic of kindness. Of all the species on earth, the most helpless for the longest period of time is in the human child. A child is helpless and unable to take...

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GIVING AWAY THANKFULNESS

Why should Thanksgiving be limited to one calendar day a year? Giving thanks can be so much more than watching football all day, eating piles of delicious food that later make us miserable, Christmas shopping, a four-day weekend. Thanks-Giving is...

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THE BATTLE FOR YOUR SOUL

If there is a battle, then what is a soul? The soul (psuche in Greek) is our animate life, the seat of our mind, senses, will, and desires, reflected in our personality. The difference between life and soul is exhibited when we look...

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THANKSGIVING WEEK

In 1863, because of the Army victory at Gettysburg during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln declared a national Thanksgiving holiday for every succeeding November. This was to be a day set apart to "praise our beneficial Father who dwells in...

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CHRIST IS OUR LIFE, Part 1

As I reflect on the major decisions of my life, there was one that took the longest to decide yet had the most impact on my life. Although enjoying life and starting a great athletic career, inwardly I was...

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DON’T NEVER STOP – Positive Force Statement

Don’t never stop being HOPEFUL  Don’t never stop being kind & cheerful Don’t never stop loving life and people Don’t never stop loving the Lord with mind heart and soul The use of a double negative is done with intent and purpose. A...

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SOLUTION FOR TIREDNESS

We all need IRON in our bodies and also in our social lives. Are you aware of this? IRON IN THE BODY Iron is a mineral that the body needs for growth and development. Our bodies use iron to make hemoglobin, a protein...

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GRATEFUL FOR GIFTS

Once in a while, I question why I find such joyful delight when I receive a grateful expression. Recently, I received this written gratitude from Dave Short, the general manager at Toyota in Spokane: "I am so grateful for the...

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