Want to Swap Places?

“Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” – Luke 22:42 (ESV) Life has a way of getting our attention! In an instant, the routine can be replaced by the unexpected. The day of my brother’s open-heart surgery...

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) Well, here we are! 2020 is slowly fading in our rearview mirror as our attention shifts to a new year approaching full-speed through our front windshield. Time just keeps...

The Perfect Gift

But when the fulness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the spirit of his Son into our hearts crying, “Abba!...

Didn’t See That Coming

“At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. (This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.) All returned to their ancestral towns to register for this census. And because Joseph...

What Will You Be Doing?

“Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. God will make this happen, for he who calls you is faithful.”  – 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 (ESV) “Don’t let...

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...

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Want to Swap Places?

Want to Swap Places?

“Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” – Luke 22:42 (ESV) Life has a way of getting our attention! In an instant, the routine can be replaced by the unexpected. The day of my brother’s open-heart surgery...

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) Well, here we are! 2020 is slowly fading in our rearview mirror as our attention shifts to a new year approaching full-speed through our front windshield. Time just keeps...

The Perfect Gift

The Perfect Gift

But when the fulness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the spirit of his Son into our hearts crying, “Abba!...

Didn’t See That Coming

Didn’t See That Coming

“At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. (This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.) All returned to their ancestral towns to register for this census. And because Joseph...

What Will You Be Doing?

What Will You Be Doing?

“Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. God will make this happen, for he who calls you is faithful.”  – 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 (ESV) “Don’t let...

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...

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...