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...

What If Everyone Were Like You?

The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” - 1 Corinthians 12:21 People are hungry for live sports as we navigate through our present pandemic existence. This certainly had a part to play in the much...

Giving Your All

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” – Deuteronomy 6:5 As a coach, I’ve always been interested in how to motivate athletes. How do you get them to willingly give 100% on every play. How do you get them to buy...

Hi Mom

“She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” – Proverbs 31:26 Hi Mom! I’m thinking about you today, but the truth is, I think about you every day. I know every little boy didn’t have a mom like you, but I sure wish they had. How you...

What Does God Think Of You?

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved…..” – Colossians 3:12   I had just accepted the job as head football coach for a school that had never fielded a team. Needless to say, I was seriously looking for bodies! When I first saw James, it was like a...

First Love

“Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first.” – Revelation 2:5 I want you to strap into your time machine of youthful memories and recall the hours and hours you spent in simple pleasure. Maybe it was making miraculous plays as you...

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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...

What If Everyone Were Like You?

What If Everyone Were Like You?

The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” - 1 Corinthians 12:21 People are hungry for live sports as we navigate through our present pandemic existence. This certainly had a part to play in the much...

Giving Your All

Giving Your All

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” – Deuteronomy 6:5 As a coach, I’ve always been interested in how to motivate athletes. How do you get them to willingly give 100% on every play. How do you get them to buy...

Hi Mom

Hi Mom

“She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” – Proverbs 31:26 Hi Mom! I’m thinking about you today, but the truth is, I think about you every day. I know every little boy didn’t have a mom like you, but I sure wish they had. How you...

What Does God Think Of You?

What Does God Think Of You?

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved…..” – Colossians 3:12   I had just accepted the job as head football coach for a school that had never fielded a team. Needless to say, I was seriously looking for bodies! When I first saw James, it was like a...

First Love

First Love

“Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first.” – Revelation 2:5 I want you to strap into your time machine of youthful memories and recall the hours and hours you spent in simple pleasure. Maybe it was making miraculous plays as you...

So You Want More Playing Time?

So You Want More Playing Time?

“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibility.” – Luke 16:10 (NLT) “Coach, how can I get more playing time?” Now for some coaches, that question is...

Making Time

Making Time

“Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray.” – Mark 6:45,46 (NIV) My perspective on time has changed dramatically since a...

Enduring Love

Enduring Love

“Your unfailing love will last forever. Your faithfulness is as enduring as the heavens.” – Psalm 89:2 (NLT) There are a few things that successful athletes simply have to endure. Pre-season training is one of them. It’s been over fifty years since I played high...

Finding Fellowship

Finding Fellowship

“And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God and he is eternal life.” –...