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’re able to come into a new situation, quickly assess the...

Luck

“The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.” – Proverbs 21:5 (ESV) In athletics, we’re always talking about luck. How many of us have heard or made a statement like this after a hard-fought game:  “Well, luck...

Name, Image & Likeness

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. – Genesis 1:27 (ESV)   The landscape of college athletics has changed dramatically over the past few months. One of the most significant changes came with...

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 perfect...

No Questions Asked

These are the generations of Noah. 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...

“Dadgum” Great Coach!

Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd...
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’re able to come into a new situation, quickly assess the...

Luck

Luck

“The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.” – Proverbs 21:5 (ESV) In athletics, we’re always talking about luck. How many of us have heard or made a statement like this after a hard-fought game:  “Well,...

Name, Image & Likeness

Name, Image & Likeness

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. – Genesis 1:27 (ESV)   The landscape of college athletics has changed dramatically over the past few months. One of the most significant changes came with...

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 perfect...

No Questions Asked

No Questions Asked

These are the generations of Noah. 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...

“Dadgum” Great Coach!

“Dadgum” Great Coach!

Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief...

Strange But True

Strange But True

As soon as Gideon heard the telling of the dream and it’s interpretation, he worshiped. And he returned to the camp of Israel and said, “Arise, for the Lord has given the host of Median into your hand.” - Judges 7:15 (ESV)   It’s not entirely legal to steal...

Small Stuff

Small Stuff

Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him. – Genesis 6:22 (ESV)   I’ve been a baseball fan since I was eight years old. The game has everything a kid would love—running, sliding, catching, and throwing. The game is magical to me and I’m amazed that...

The Greatest Comeback

The Greatest Comeback

Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead. – Luke 24:5-6 What sports fan doesn’t enjoy a great comeback? A ninth inning grand slam disappearing into a sea of screaming fans to bring your team back from...

Stacking W’s

Stacking W’s

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. – Proverbs 16:3 (ESV)   Stacking W’s! That’s the phrase former Army football coach Rich Ellerson used to encourage the West Point cadets on his team. Coach Ellerson took over the Black Knights...

A Solid Foundation

A Solid Foundation

For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building. According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. For no one can...

Being in the Present

Being in the Present

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalm 118:24 (ESV) Somewhere today champions are being built. While some wish to be great, others are putting in the work. Summer for most means no class, vacation, part-time jobs, or just...