ENCOURAGEMENT IS LIKE OXYGEN

Every life form is starving for a drop of encouragement. Some examples: The cactus in Arizona cries for just one drop of moisture.  The house dog begs with his eyes for the master's touch or a gentle word.  The cats demand...

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CONSCIOUS CONTACT

In retrospect, maybe even Super Bowl players (winners or losers) see improvements needed in their play. In life, we are never perfect! After Super Bowl LIV, I was reminded our good habits operate from the subconscious mind, our autopilot system....

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MONTH OF FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY is the second month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and its predecessor, the Julian calendar. It is the shortest month of the year with 28 days but has 29 days in the Leap Year (next year 2020). February's gemstone is an...

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NOT MY PLAN

“The steps of a man are established by the Lord; when he delights in His way…” – Psalm 37 Children are remarkably amazing. As I reflect on summer 2016, the thousands of youth at NBC Camps move me to a...

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MIRACLE SEARCHES

The difference between an Elegant question and a factual question. Elegant question - How many miracles can you see while looking at the moon? Factual question  -  Can you see the moon in the photo? There is a place for both elegant...

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MINDFUL MANAGEMENT & SELF-REGULATION, Part 3

I believe Mindful Management and Self-Regulation are life's two most difficult skills to master. St. Paul wrote to Timothy, who he called his son, and encouraged him to follow God's rules in the same way an athlete follows discipline...

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MINDFUL MANAGEMENT & SELF-REGULATION, Part 2

One great mind once said, "If you spend 15 minutes a day in Mindful Management with Self-Regulation, you will be able to solve nearly all of your problems." Fifteen minutes! Many will use the excuse that "I am too busy!"...

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MINDFUL MANAGEMENT & SELF-REGULATION, Part 1

I have been privileged to spend many years educating, encouraging, inspiring and challenging youth.  The foremost life skills have been:  I have been privileged to spend many years educating, encouraging, inspiring and challenging youth.  The foremost life skills have been:  Winning...

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GOD SENT A MAN

Who was this man? What was His meaning and purpose in life? Two profound questions for the ages. The questions were relevant when John wrote them around 90 AD. They were relevant questions to Fred Crowell in 1966 when the young...

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RUNNING RUNNING RUNNING

"Days at times can be very long, however, in the end, life is too short." -FJC Often we hear the phrase, I am too busy. What would happen if we changed “I am too busy” to, "if I am too busy, I...

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