Lighten Up

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” – Proverbs 17:22 (ESV) The situation wasn’t good. My 10-year old pitcher was struggling to find the plate. He had walked the bases loaded and the look on his face indicated that his confidence...

Giving Thanks

“Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Jesus Christ.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Life comes at us fast! As coaches, we wear many hats and have more on our to-do-lists than we have time to accomplish. We interact with administrators, teachers,...

Taking God for Granted

“So, you by the help of your God, return, hold fast to love and justice, and wait continually for your God. – Hosea 12:6 (ESV) “Why are we playing so lousy?” That’s the question I muttered to myself as I stood on the sidelines watching my team’s performance. Dropped...

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...

A Helping Hand

“As iron sharpens  iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” – Proverbs 27:17 (ESV)   In his research, Dr. Jeff Duke of 3Dimensional Coaching Institute, has found the average survival rate of a coach is 3.2 years. In a time when quality coaches are...

Disappointment

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18 (ESV) Sports are a two-headed monster. In most every competition, there is the thrill of victory, but there is also the agony of defeat. Things haven’t gone the way you expected. A...

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Lighten Up

Lighten Up

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” – Proverbs 17:22 (ESV) The situation wasn’t good. My 10-year old pitcher was struggling to find the plate. He had walked the bases loaded and the look on his face indicated that his confidence...

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

“Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Jesus Christ.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Life comes at us fast! As coaches, we wear many hats and have more on our to-do-lists than we have time to accomplish. We interact with administrators, teachers,...

Taking God for Granted

Taking God for Granted

“So, you by the help of your God, return, hold fast to love and justice, and wait continually for your God. – Hosea 12:6 (ESV) “Why are we playing so lousy?” That’s the question I muttered to myself as I stood on the sidelines watching my team’s performance. Dropped...

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...

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

“As iron sharpens  iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” – Proverbs 27:17 (ESV)   In his research, Dr. Jeff Duke of 3Dimensional Coaching Institute, has found the average survival rate of a coach is 3.2 years. In a time when quality coaches are...

Disappointment

Disappointment

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18 (ESV) Sports are a two-headed monster. In most every competition, there is the thrill of victory, but there is also the agony of defeat. Things haven’t gone the way you expected. A...

Reaching Higher

Reaching Higher

“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30 (ESV) Being fit is one thing; being an athlete is another entirely. Experts say thirty minutes of exercise at a comfortable...

Peace in the Storm

Peace in the Storm

“May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace.” – Psalm 29:11 (ESV) In the arena of sport, pressure is our constant companion. The coach’s heart pounds as he sends in the play that will decide the outcome of the game. The athlete...

Friendship

Friendship

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” – Proverbs 17:17 (ESV) Friendships built through sport can last a lifetime. Athletes spend hours of practice time and game situations with their teammates. They compete for playing time, they sweat...

Teamwork

Teamwork

“Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? – 2 Corinthians 6:14 (ESV) When we work together, common people can achieve uncommon results. There is a story about a man...