Dedication

“Therefore, all who are mature should think this way. And if you think differently about anything, God will reveal this to you also. In any case, we should live up to whatever (truth) we have attained. Join in imitating me, brothers, and observe those who live...

100%

“Do you not know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.” – 1 Corinthians 9:24 100%! As coaches, we’re always asking our athletes to give their all when they compete. Rarely do we get it. I...

Be Wise

“A fool’s way is right in his own eyes, but whoever listens to council is wise.” – Proverbs 12:15 I was in my first year as a head coach and wanted to do things the right way. However, the varsity player was testing my patience. He was consistently late for...

God’s Standard

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “’Love the Lord our God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as...

A Solid Foundation

“For we are God’s co-workers. You are God’s field, God’s building. According to God’s grace that was given to me, as a skilled builder I have laid a foundation, and another builds on it, because no one can lay any other foundation than what has been laid—that...

Marriage

“Marriage must be respected by all, the marriage bed kept undefiled, because Godwill judge immoral people and adulterers.”– Hebrews 13:4 As coaches, we have a lot on our minds. Our lives are a never-ending merry-go-round of duties and responsibilities. Everyone...

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Rise Above

Rise Above

“Then Caleb quieted the people in the presence ofMosesand said, ‘We must go up and take possession of the land because we can certainly conquer it.’”– Numbers 13:30 Zion Shaver has known obstacles all his life. Given up for adoption at the age of two,...

How Would You Like To Be Coached?

How Would You Like To Be Coached?

“And I will give them one heart and one purpose: to worship me forever,for their own good and for the good of all their descendants.”– Jeremiah 32:39 It had been a demanding practice! Stamina and desire were being tested for both athletes and coaches....

What Do You See?

What Do You See?

“One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back,praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feetand thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.”– Luke 17:15-16Regardless of the team, it’s easy to pick out the stars. They’re often taller and more...

Herding Sheep

Herding Sheep

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherdsacrifices his life for the sheep. ”– John 10:11 What are the duties of a shepherd? First of all they take care of sheep. Shepherds usually work independently and are on call for their animals around the clock. The...

Overlooked

Overlooked

“I am insignificant and despised, but I don’t forget your commandments.” – Psalm 119:141 “I’m nothing but a glorified tackling dummy!” Those were my thoughts as I got bulldozed by Joey during our pre-game warmups. Joey was a high school senior, standing nearly six...

Taking God for Granted

Taking God for Granted

 “So now, come back to your God. Act with love and justice, and always depend on him.” – Hosea 12:6 “Why are they playing so lousy?” That’s the question I muttered to myself as I sat in the stands watching my favorite team’s performance. Dropped passes, silly...

Can I get a witness

Can I get a witness

“Come and listen, all you who fear God, and I will tell you what he did for me.” – Psalm 66:16 Who is the greatest athlete of all time? Who is the greatest coach of all time? What is the greatest team of all time? These are questions that are impossible to answer. How...

In the Present

In the Present

“This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.”– Psalm 118:24 (NLT) 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...

Peace in the Storm

Peace in the Storm

“The Lord gives His people strength; the Lord blesses His people with peace.” – Psalm 29:11 In the arena of sports, 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 has no place...

Hype

Hype

“But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” – James 1:22 In the world of sport, thinking too highly of yourself is a dangerous road to travel. It’s an easy trap for athletes, coaches, and teams to fall into. The media and fans often go over...