The Finish Line

The Finish Line

Do you not know that in a race all runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you might obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. – 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 (ESV)...
The Appointed

The Appointed

I will set shepherds over them who will care for them, and they shall fear no more,  nor be dismayed, neither shall any be missing, declares the Lord. – Jeremiah 23:4 (ESV) Some of the most influential people in my life have been coaches. It was a coach who instilled...
Day By Day

Day By Day

Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. – Psalm 68:19 (ESV) There are no shortcuts in the arena of sports. Coaches and athletes learn quickly that coupling high expectations with a lack of daily effort is a recipe for failure. One of the...
It’s Not About Me

It’s Not About Me

He must increase, but I must decrease. – John 3:30 (ESV) Team should always take priority over the individual. For coaches, that concept is more difficult to teach than ever before. Over the past two decades, we have witnessed the sharp decline of the sacrifice bunt...
Warriors

Warriors

Like warriors they charge; like soldiers they scale the wall. They march each on their way; they do not swerve from their paths. – Joel 2:7 (ESV) When I think of warriors, usually the images of Mel Gibson in Braveheart or Russell Crowe in Gladiator come to mind. In...