Have Some Fun!

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. – Proverbs 17:22 (ESV) Practice was not going well. My high school soccer team looked awful! It had been a long season and the high hopes we had going into the year had been crushed by injuries...

Grace

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God, not the result of works, so that no one may boast.” – Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV) Perfection in the sports arena is rare. In 2010, Detroit Tiger pitcher Armando Galarraga...

Accountability

“So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.” – Romans 14:12 “What are you doing!” When coach asked that very loud question, each player in the room prayed his name wouldn’t be spoken in the next sentence. “What in the world were you thinking Charlie?”...

Faith Over Fear

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” – 2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV) I’ve had the opportunity to coach many young boys who are playing contact football for the first time. The level of enthusiasm is always high as they report for that...

By Faith

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation.” – Hebrews 11:1-2 (ESV) By faith, Gabby Douglas persevered and overcome adversity to become an Olympic Champion. In her...

A Glad Heart

“A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.” – Proverbs 15:13 (ESV) I had a conversation with a parent recently in which she told a story of a coach who was screaming at her son’s baseball team after a loss. She couldn’t believe...

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Have Some Fun!

Have Some Fun!

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. – Proverbs 17:22 (ESV) Practice was not going well. My high school soccer team looked awful! It had been a long season and the high hopes we had going into the year had been crushed by injuries...

Grace

Grace

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God, not the result of works, so that no one may boast.” – Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV) Perfection in the sports arena is rare. In 2010, Detroit Tiger pitcher Armando Galarraga...

Accountability

Accountability

“So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.” – Romans 14:12 “What are you doing!” When coach asked that very loud question, each player in the room prayed his name wouldn’t be spoken in the next sentence. “What in the world were you thinking Charlie?”...

Faith Over Fear

Faith Over Fear

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” – 2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV) I’ve had the opportunity to coach many young boys who are playing contact football for the first time. The level of enthusiasm is always high as they report for that...

By Faith

By Faith

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation.” – Hebrews 11:1-2 (ESV) By faith, Gabby Douglas persevered and overcome adversity to become an Olympic Champion. In her...

A Glad Heart

A Glad Heart

“A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.” – Proverbs 15:13 (ESV) I had a conversation with a parent recently in which she told a story of a coach who was screaming at her son’s baseball team after a loss. She couldn’t believe...

Thanks Dad

Thanks Dad

“As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.” – Psalm 103:13 (ESV) I wouldn’t call my father a sport’s dad, but he was certainly attentive to and supportive of my interests in sports. As one of five children, every...

How Did We Get Here?

How Did We Get Here?

“Narrow is the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” – Matthew 7:14 “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will do.” This paraphrase from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, usually makes me smile and laugh a little to myself. That happens when...

Be The Light

Be The Light

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden” – Matthew 5:14 Have you ever been to an evening athletic event? Sure you have. It may be difficult for many to comprehend, but before the advent of stadium lights, games were only played during...

Stop Fertilizing the Weeds!

Stop Fertilizing the Weeds!

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy —think about such things." – Philippians 4:8   2 Timothy paints a bleak...