A TEEN’S FOUR MOST ENEMIES

Military battles, sports, and music competitions all demand mind management and self-regulation skill training and development. It is said that elite, world-class stars in sports or the arts practice more than 10,000 hours. Soldiers also endure much practice. Yet, every...

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TWO POUNDS OF HOPE

Have you ever held two pounds of HOPE in your hands?With today's many worldwide problems housed in nearly every human life on this planet, two pounds of HOPE has the potential to lift the human spirit to heights of...

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NEVER LET BE SAID

Of all the possible criticism words that could be leveled against me by someone I love and admire, the most heartbreaking one would be: "I HOLD THIS AGAINST YOU." These words could hurt deeply unless guarded by mutual admiration and esteem....

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HOPELESS TO HOPEFUL

Imagine the hopelessness one would experience under the following conditions: Stay of execution although standing before a firing squadTen years in prisonDeath of wifeDeath of a favorite brotherA debt of approximately $850,000Obligation to write a novel within a year or...

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IF YOU WANNA CRY, AMERICA, CRY FOR OUR CITIES

What is my favorite city in the USA? Perhaps New York City! Traveling to the Big Apple for great Broadway plays with our musical Ferch family was fun. Next, maybe big California cities (San Francisco, Los Angeles)! However, they lost my...

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AN OLD BASKETBALL COACH’S EXISTENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF RACISM

As a general rule, basketball coaches have a single focus: to coach/teach the team to excel. Great coaches are outstanding in creating the team environment of commitment to unity, positive mental attitudes, and strong moral character. Yet it is rare...

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HOME – WAR ZONE OR SAFE SANCTUARY

Within the world-famous San Diego Zoo is a truly magnificent bird sanctuary. It is breathtakingly beautiful. It is a perfect home of safety with the provision of water, food, and fresh air for these birds. They have nothing to...

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LOVE NEEDS HOPE TO EXIST

St. Paul wrote letters beautifully to his friends, especially after establishing Christian communities. This is what he did to his friends in Corinth, Greece, a city with a population of 90,000 and a culture rich in Greek mythology.If I...

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DOING GOOD

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 Experience tells us when an exhortation is given in the negative, there is concern...

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NBC CAMPS NEVER QUITS

For the first time in 49 years, NBC Camps worldwide have not been able to host even one single live day or residential camp. This means over 10,000 great kids in Austria, Thailand, Italy, UK, Canada and over 12...

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