Hope

We all have Christmas traditions passed on from generation to generation that we hold to as we celebrate this special time of year. I enjoy and look forward to these traditions, yet, the more I continue to grow as a Christian, and learn about God’s incomprehensible love for me, the more important Christmas’s true purpose becomes to me each year. …

Patience

The longer I strive to walk with God daily, the more I am blown away by His incredible timing. I am amazed at how He changes people and circumstances, and the way that He constantly accomplishes things that are greater than anything I could imagine. In reading through the book of Exodus and watching what God did in and through …

Unchangeable

Last August, we had the privilege of going on a family vacation to a place we had never been. Upon arriving, our children began to explore their new surroundings – a beach leading down to a beautiful lake, a yard silhouetted by tall pines, and the fresh smell of the Adirondacks. They were blown away by the incredible nature, the …

Watch Your Tone

It amazes me as a coach how important your tone is. Within the course of five minutes, there may be a moment where you are screaming at the top of your lungs and the entire field can hear your voice, and yet moments later you are intentionally speaking at a volume just loud enough that if every player is concentrating …

Gratitude

It is a special time of year, and I like to stop to reflect on the many things that I’m thankful for. I have a deep appreciation for the abundant life, as God has blessed me with so many deep and refreshing relationships in my life. As I give thanks for what God’s doing in my life and through the …

Remember Me

If you ask somebody who has not coached to name some of the greatest experiences a coach can have, I don’t know if they would answer the question the way that I would. There’s nothing greater than when a person — who at that moment looks like a total stranger — comes walking up to you and tells you that …

Childlike

Some of my earliest prayers of my life came at moments of nervousness and uncertainty. I remember walking into the lacrosse goal with the incredible task of not letting down my teammates. I was a goalie, and the only reason I was is because nobody else was willing to try it. I wasn’t sure what to do, I didn’t know …

Little Foxes

I thoroughly enjoy the great challenge of being a coach, which often involves discussing drills players can learn and plays that can be implemented. But, more than anything, I love drilling down on the discussions of the most basic parts of the game. Recently, I noticed that one of our players was becoming frustrated with his inability to do something …

Hanging On

There’s a lot of things that I enjoy about coaching, and one of the things I find very entertaining as a coach is when you walk in on players impersonating you when they don’t know that you are there — especially if you are somebody who can laugh at yourself. I remember walking in on such activity, and as the …

The Little Things

Recently I made the decision to move from coaching the 7th grade FCA boys team, down to a 4th grade team. With the emergence of the boys starting to wear cologne to practice and girlfriend discussions, I decided it was time for me to move back down to the younger years, and I’m excited about it! As you watch the …