A son is a son until he takes a wife, a daughter is a daughter all her life.

The Lord’s promise made to us in St. Paul’s letter to the folks in Rome motivates us to believe all things work together for good to them that love God. (Romans 8:28)

I vividly recall wanting a boy when Susie and I went to the hospital in San Bernardino in 1969.

When the doc greeted me in the waiting room he wanted to play a game. What kind of baby is it, asked the doc?

Jennifer Sue has taught me a daddy’s girl is beyond special.  Jennifer was our resident butterfly. Today I call her GLORY.

Yesterday Danny Beard and I traveled by car to see our dear Alaska friend Brandon Blake who journeyed from Anchorage to see his daughter play for Hawaii Pacific U

Taylor’s relationship reminded so much of my journey with Jennifer.  The highlight of my day was seeing the love and respect she has for her father and the manner in which Brandon honors Taylor.

No wonder God created women. Adam was incomplete in spite of living in a perfect environment.

With deep gratitude, thank you Lord for the Godly women in my life beginning with Mom, Susie’s Mom and Jennifer who has given me a three miracle girls. Jay married well and has added his miracle girl to the Crowell ladies’ hall of fame.

Jesus had an amazing and remarkable mother. When I read of Mary’s life in the Bible my mind and heart are elevated in every way.

Lord I want to live in such a way that those who watch me, see a man who honors and respects women, and that men in our culture that have problems respecting women would be experience a new way of life as they elevate their view of women.


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  1. Hi Fred
    It was wonderful to meet you and Susie tonight in the Alaska boardroom. I have subscribed to this website and am very excited to read your daily posts. I am going to pass this on to my family members who I know will enjoy your words of encouragement and truth.
    I hope to see you both again. You truly blessed me today!
    Amy Rau

    • Fred Crowell January 12, 2016 at 12:20 PM · · Reply

      Hi Amy

      Delighted to meet you. Jay remembers Ryan; was blessed to know we met.

      Keep enjoying words of hope.

      Hope to see you soon,


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