EP – 143 You Can Choose Who You Want To Be

Our conversation with Daniel Crandall

This conversation with Daniel Crandall is an entertaining discussion about how his grandfathers chose to become better men than perhaps circumstances would have predicted. It is incredible to learn how Daniel’s grandfathers had very challenging childhoods full of tragedy, yet they chose to become better men at early ages.

Daniel was blessed to have the lengthy and lasting influences of two grandfathers. Grandpa Crandall and Grandpa Stockwell grew up in different circumstances but early on knew that only through hard work, being more or less self-educated, and finding a relationship with GOD would allow them to become men of value and service to their families and communities.

It is these valuable lessons from his grandfathers that Daniel shares with us as we visit and learn how they impacted Daniel’s early life and his adult life. Join us as we learn about these two exceptional men and how their example can inspire us to remember that we all can choose how we move forward when facing adversity, doubt, and challenging relationships.

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To connect with Daniel, you can contact him by clicking HERE to visit his website.

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My Grandpa’s Grandpa

When it is time for bed, Charlie’s grandpa tucks Charlie in. Charlie asks his grandpa many questions about his grandpa’s grandpa. Charlie’s grandpa shares a magical moment as he introduces Charlie to his great-grandpa through fun memories.


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