Be the Light

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” – Matthew 5:14 (ESV) Have you ever been to an evening athletic event? Sure, you have! It may be difficult for many to comprehend, but before the advent of stadium lights, games were played only...

Stop Fertilizing the Weeds

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about those things.” – Philippians 4:8 (ESV) 2...

What If Everyone Was Like You?

“The eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of you, nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. – 1 Corinthians 12:21 (ESV) People were hungry for sports as we navigated through the COVID pandemic shutdown. This certainly had a part to play in the...
Uncomfortable

Uncomfortable

 “The woman said to him, ‘Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.’” – John 4:15-16 (ESV) Have you ever had an uncomfortable moment? As a young high school athlete, I can remember making the transition to a new...

Strength Through Weakness

Strength Through Weakness

“The Lord said to Gideon, “The people with you are too many go give the Midianites into their hand, lest Israel boast over me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’” – Judges 7:2 (ESV) It was impossible to contain my excitement as the ten mighty warriors climbed on...

Face to Face

Face to Face

“They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.” – Revelation 22:4 (ESV) Can you remember that special feeling you had when you met one of your childhood heroes for the first time? The face-to-face encounter was almost too much to take in. I grew...

Paying the Price

Paying the Price

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So, I do not run aimlessly; I...

The Power of Patience

The Power of Patience

“Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.” – Ecclesiastes 7:8 (ESV)   In the world of athletics, patience is a powerful weapon. Experienced coaches know this, but rarely do we talk with our...

Time – Friend or Foe

Time – Friend or Foe

 “But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. – 2 Peter 3:8 (ESV) We kill time. We save time, we rob and get robbed of time. We lose time, and we have all the time in the world....

Listen With Your Eyes

Listen With Your Eyes

“Making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding.” – Proverbs 2:2 (ESV) “Give me your eyes! As coaches, how many times have we challenged our athletes with these words? With another practice in the books, we stand in front of our team...

Crossroads

Crossroads

“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and greatness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of Spirit in the bond of peace.” –...

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...

How We Talk Matters

How We Talk Matters

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as it fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” – Ephesians 4:29 (ESV) We talk to ourselves all day long. If that’s true and it is, what are we talking...

B.U.S.Y.

B.U.S.Y.

Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. – Psalm 46:10 (ESV) As coaches, we live in a “grip it and rip it” world. We know all too well about being overloaded, overburdened, and overboard with busyness....

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...