WHOSE SLAVE AM I?

"You can't break a bad habit by throwing it out the window. You've got to walk it slowly (and deliberately) down the stairs." When people purchase my book, Meet My Head Coach, I encourage them to read chapter 10 first. The...

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ENOUGH IS GOOD ENOUGH

“The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want, I have everything I need, all I really want is God.” – Crowell It’s been said that when John D Rockefeller was asked how much money was enough, he replied, “just...

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ALL IN TODAY?

The crucial question... My daughter Jennifer tells the story of being seven years old. She braved a flight of steps to the high board at the Samford U pool. Gazing down at the water's surface 15 feet below her, fear...

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THIS IS MY STORY, THIS IS MY SONG

“Old things passed away, all things become new.” – Paul Early this morning in my secret garden, I was thinking of my grandson. What kind of legacy will I leave Kingston, this miraculous grandson, the only one to carry on...

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THE GIFT OF CHOICE

Three choices; two usually poor ones! As a young coach at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks my college president taught me a lesson for life. Years later I discovered choice was God's unique gift to humankind. No other creation on...

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GUARD YOUR HEART & MIND

"Defense is the best offense in basketball and in lifeball" - Fred Crowell One of my father's passions I inherited was a clean car. When I stepped up to the counter to pay for the car wash, the cashier was...

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HEAVY HEART THERAPY

Imagine a valentine heart shape burdened with a heavy backpack running to jump and clear a high bar. Recently I visited a very special person to our family who was heavy in heart and clearing that high bar into hope...

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TWO CHOICES – WE GET BITTER OR WE GET BETTER

God's mercy is for everyone. “And so dear brothers and sisters, 'I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice - the kind he...

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THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUTH AND LIES

Truth is what we need to hear, a lie is what we want to hear. You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. – John 8:32 In 1971 Ray Burwick and I founded Northwest Counseling Services. A...

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BONHOEFFER ON DEATH

“...LIFE ONLY BEGINS WHEN IT ENDS HERE ON EARTH” – Bonhoeffer St. Paul has often been quoted, “Death where is thy victory, where is thy sting?” In some mysterious way, both the apostle Paul and German martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer discovered...

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