“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

KEY STATEMENT: There is one way to guarantee that everything is going to be all right and that depends solely on our attitude towards any given day.

Attitude is King at NBC Camps because attitude became King of the Crowell home over 50 years ago.

Through the challenges of life experiences for Susie and Fred, we learned at the University of Alaska the one thing we could firmly control.

We could not control life circumstances; we could not control other people’s attitudes and actions towards us.

Candidly, I must confess, keeping attitude in check and on the throne is a moment by moment, hour by hour, day by day challenge.

Too often, life gets in the way. All too often the hurts, the pain of al the losses that living presents us, beats our attitude to the ground.

There have been times in my life when my attitude friend not only has been kicked to the curb, it also has been mangled and transformed like the body of an automobile in a bad car wreck.

Jennifer Crowell Ferch was in one of those car wrecks. Looking at her car it appeared no one could have survived, yet Jennifer survived.

Cancer has trampled, kicked, whipped and strangled FRED CROWELL’S ATTITUDE FRIEND. At times I thought I had lost, my friend.

Gut checks resolve to embrace the relentless pursuit of excellence (RPE) trusting the words God has given me in his holy book which has become, and forever will be, my instruction book to keep attitude as king.

It’s not a matter of falling down today or getting the stuffing beat out of us; whether it be health or loss of a job or even the death of a loved one, the question is what are we going to do with our attitude?

As for me in my house, my choice is to serve the Lord with all my mind, with all my heart, all my soul, until my last breath on planet earth. Then I will be waiting for you with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to welcome you into heaven!