Teamwork

“Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? – 2 Corinthians 6:14 (ESV) When we work together, common people can achieve uncommon results. There is a story about a man...

Knuckleballs and Knuckleheads

“O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.” – Jeremiah 10:23 (ESV)   In the game of baseball, the knuckleball is probably the hardest pitch to throw, hit, and catch. The pitcher doesn’t know where it’s...

Keeping It Simple

“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.” - Matthew 6:7 (ESV) As a junior varsity football coach, I quickly learned the importance of keeping things simple. One of my goals each...

So, You Want to Be a Leader?

“Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.” – Hebrews 13:7 (ESV) “What does a leader look like?” That was the question I asked the team as we began our morning practice session....

Misplaced Focus

“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...

In the Trenches

“It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you, must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Matthew...

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Hi Mom

Hi Mom

“She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” – Proverbs 31:26 Hi Mom! I’m thinking about you today, but the truth is, I think about you every day. I know every little boy didn’t have a mom like you, but I sure wish they had. How you...

What Does God Think Of You?

What Does God Think Of You?

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved…..” – Colossians 3:12   I had just accepted the job as head football coach for a school that had never fielded a team. Needless to say, I was seriously looking for bodies! When I first saw James, it was like a...

First Love

First Love

“Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first.” – Revelation 2:5 I want you to strap into your time machine of youthful memories and recall the hours and hours you spent in simple pleasure. Maybe it was making miraculous plays as you...

So You Want More Playing Time?

So You Want More Playing Time?

“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibility.” – Luke 16:10 (NLT) “Coach, how can I get more playing time?” Now for some coaches, that question is...

Making Time

Making Time

“Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray.” – Mark 6:45,46 (NIV) My perspective on time has changed dramatically since a...

Enduring Love

Enduring Love

“Your unfailing love will last forever. Your faithfulness is as enduring as the heavens.” – Psalm 89:2 (NLT) There are a few things that successful athletes simply have to endure. Pre-season training is one of them. It’s been over fifty years since I played high...

Finding Fellowship

Finding Fellowship

“And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God and he is eternal life.” –...

You Can’t Fake It

You Can’t Fake It

Looking at the man, Jesus felt genuine love for him. “There is still one thing you haven’t done,” he told him. “Go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasures in heaven. Then come follow me.” – Mark 10:21 “Give me...

Titles

Titles

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.” – Matthew 1:21 Titles often command great respect. The President of the United States is considered to be the most powerful person in the world. Many...

Strength Through Weakness

Strength Through Weakness

“You have too many warriors with you. If I let all of you fight the Midianites, the Israelites will boast to me that they saved themselves by their own strength.” – Judges 7:2 It was impossible to contain my excitement as the ten mighty warriors climbed on the...