Expectations

As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ… - Luke 3:15 (ESV) As coaches, we know all too well about expectations. An expectation is defined as “a strong belief that something will happen...

The Value of Today

Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. – Matthew 6:34 (ESV) “To live in the past is easy. To live in the present is like threading a needle.” These words by Walker Perry in his...

Driving the Bus

Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered. – Proverbs 28:26 (ESV) Have you ever thought too highly of yourself? I was guilty of falling into that trap as a young coach working with a very successful high school program. As...

New Beginnings

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. he old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV) Every season brings new players, new chemistry, new goals, and new experiences. No matter how long we’ve been coaching, there is...

Joy

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; my soul shall exult in my God…. – Isaiah 61:10 (ESV) I have experienced many joys during my years of coaching. Being part of a state championship football team; winning region titles; and celebrating victories over major rivals are...

The Caring Coach

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. – Psalm 32:8 (ESV) In my opinion, the most important profession in the world is parenting and the second is teaching. As coaches, that statement should stop up in our...
Expectations

Expectations

As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ… - Luke 3:15 (ESV) As coaches, we know all too well about expectations. An expectation is defined as “a strong belief that something will...

The Value of Today

The Value of Today

Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. – Matthew 6:34 (ESV) “To live in the past is easy. To live in the present is like threading a needle.” These words by Walker Perry in...

Driving the Bus

Driving the Bus

Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered. – Proverbs 28:26 (ESV) Have you ever thought too highly of yourself? I was guilty of falling into that trap as a young coach working with a very successful high school program....

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. he old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV) Every season brings new players, new chemistry, new goals, and new experiences. No matter how long we’ve been coaching, there is...

Joy

Joy

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; my soul shall exult in my God…. – Isaiah 61:10 (ESV) I have experienced many joys during my years of coaching. Being part of a state championship football team; winning region titles; and celebrating victories over major rivals...

The Caring Coach

The Caring Coach

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. – Psalm 32:8 (ESV) In my opinion, the most important profession in the world is parenting and the second is teaching. As coaches, that statement should stop up in...

Adversity

Adversity

I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love, = because you have seen my affliction; you have known the distress of my soul. – Psalm 31:7 (ESV) “Why is this happening?” As coaches, we have asked ourselves this question many times. The pieces were in place for...

He Loved Us First

He Loved Us First

We love each other because he loved us first. – 1 John 4:19 (ESV) While sitting around the table with several friends who love golf, the question was raised, “What motivates you to play the game?” The answers came quickly. One simply wanted to play better than he...

How Do I Pray?

How Do I Pray?

You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. – James 4:3 (ESV) It was a big game and as his team took the field, I asked the coach if there was anything I could do for him. His answer was quick and to the point, “Pray!” As we...

Preparation

Preparation

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect. – 1 Peter 3:15 (ESV)   I once had a pastor say, “spectacular...

Endurance

Endurance

 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for...

True Success

True Success

His master said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.” – Matthew 25:21 (ESV) In coaching and life, our perspective on success often changes as we gain...