G.O.A.T.

“But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all.” – Mark 10:43-44 (ESV) When we enter into conversation with a group of sports enthusiasts, it usually doesn’t take long for the discussion to move...

Who’s Driving?

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6 You learn a great deal about trust as a Driver Education teacher! There is something about...

Marriage Takes Work

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; It is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes...
G.O.A.T.

G.O.A.T.

“But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all.” – Mark 10:43-44 (ESV) When we enter into conversation with a group of sports enthusiasts, it usually doesn’t take long for the discussion to move...

Who’s Driving?

Who’s Driving?

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6 You learn a great deal about trust as a Driver Education teacher! There is something about...

Marriage Takes Work

Marriage Takes Work

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; It is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things,...

Bathtubs & Baby Seats

Bathtubs & Baby Seats

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.” – Proverbs 17:22 Sometimes the daily adventure of coaching just makes me laugh! A few years ago I was making preparations for a road game with my middle school football team. The year had...

The Appointed

The Appointed

“I will set shepherds over them who will care for them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be missing, declares the Lord.” – Jeremiah 23:4 (ESV) Some of the most influential people in my life have been coaches. It was a coach who...

Service

Service

“But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.” – 1 Corinthians 8:3 (ESV) One of my earliest sports memories is watching the annual Army-Navy football game. Even as a child I understood there is something unique and different about this game. Since my dad was a...

You Can’t Hide

You Can’t Hide

“O God, you know my folly; the wrongs I have done are not hidden from you.” – Psalm 69:5 (ESV) The video does not lie! How many times as coaches have we had athletes firmly deny missing a block or fail to take responsibility for a penalty during the heat of...

A New Direction

A New Direction

“In the first year of his reign, in the first month, he opened the doors of the house of the Lord and repaired them.” – 2 Chronicles 29:3 (ESV) Some coaches have a special talent for rebuilding programs. They are able to come into a new situation, quickly assess...

Will You Be Ready?

Will You Be Ready?

“But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt.’” – Exodus 3:11 (ESV)   Sports and life are filled with opportunity. The most amazing thing about opportunity is that you often don’t see it coming. A...

No Questions Asked

No Questions Asked

 “Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God.” – Genesis 6:9 (ESV) One of the most desired qualities an athlete can possess is to be “coachable.” Coaches love athletes who are eager to learn new skills and at the same time are...

Find a Way

Find a Way

“And they came, bringing him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him, and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay.” – Mark 2:3-4 (ESV)  ...