Anxiety

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians...

Spiritual Strength

 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9 (ESV) “Muggsy” Bouges was the the shortest man to ever play in the National Basketball Association. At...

The Law of the Inner Circle

“They helped David against the band of raiders, for they were all mighty men of valor and were commanders in the army. For from the day men came to David to help him, until there was a great army, like an army of God.” – 1 Chronicles 12:21-22 (ESV) Leadership expert,...
Anxiety

Anxiety

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians...

Spiritual Strength

Spiritual Strength

 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9 (ESV) “Muggsy” Bouges was the the shortest man to ever play in the National Basketball Association....

Excellence

Excellence

“Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other high officials and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.” – Daniel 6:3 (ESV) Athletic excellence can be defined as an athlete’s performance...

How We Talk Matters

How We Talk Matters

“Let no corrupting talk come out of our mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as it fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” – Ephesians 4:29 We talk to ourselves all day long. If that’s true, and it is, what are we talking about?...

Slumps

Slumps

“Lord, how long will You continually forget me? How long will You hide Your face from me?” – Psalm 13:1 As coaches, we have all watched helplessly as good athletes suddenly go into a funk and can’t hit a baseball, make a foul shot or sink a putt. If that funk...

Courage

Courage

“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13 At a recent youth baseball game I witnessed what has become all too common on our playing fields. The kids were competing hard and having fun. The fact that it was a “playoff...

Fathers

Fathers

“And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers…” – Malachi 4:6 I am the father of two fine sons. When the youngest left home for college, my wife and I entered a new phase of our lives. The empty nest was a...

Celebration

Celebration

“Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the Lord, and spoke saying, ‘I will sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and the rider He has thrown into the sea! The Lord is my strength and song. And He has become my salvation; He...

Confrontation

Confrontation

“Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who...

Dropping the Ball

Dropping the Ball

“So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave it to her husband with her, and he ate.” – Genesis 3:6 When we drop the ball, there are...

Delegation

Delegation

“Then He called His disciples together and gave them power and authority over demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.” – Luke 9:1-2 John Maxwell, best selling author, speaker and coach has often been called the...