No Longer A Secret

Philippians 4:12     I know both how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content—whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. Recently over a cup of coffee with a friend I was encouraged that I’m in a great season …

Getting to the Next Level – Reflections on Psalm 19

One of my favorite things in sports is to coach lacrosse goalies. One of the biggest challenges of teaching this position is that the goalie’s complete concentration is on the ball, so as I try to help them go to the next level, they are staring at the ball and I am staring at them.  They stand in the goal …

The Sacred Book

Reflections on Psalm 19 We’ve all heard that sometimes a single play can define a season, maybe you saw Villanova’s buzzer beater in the NCAA 2016 Basketball Championship, and how that play will be seen for many years and always be a part of Villanova basketball history.    In my Christian faith I’ve read many books and spent time with incredible …

The Beginning and the Future

Ephesians 2:8-10 – 8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.  10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do …

More Than I Deserve

Genesis 26:12 When Isaac planted his crops that year, he harvested a hundred times more grain than he planted, for the LORD blessed him. Recently I was daydreaming about my amazing wife Anna and I began to give thanks to God for blessing me with such an incredible woman to spend my life with. I believe it’s important to take …

Joy in the Heat

In my earliest years as an athlete I can remember the great tradition of praying before and after a game. I even recall the times I’d forget to do it, wondering if my neglect of it might influence the outcome of the game, or my performance. One of the greatest gifts I received as an athlete was what FCA taught …

New Song

Psalm 96:1 Sing a new song to the Lord! Let the whole earth sing to the Lord! It was May, and we were four months into six days in a row of high school lacrosse. We had spent a lot of time together. It was the same field, the same balls and there wasn’t a joke that any of the …

One More

Matthew 18:12-14 “12 If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost? 13 And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he will rejoice over it more than over the ninety-nine that didn’t …

Persistence in Prayer

Matthew 7:7-8 “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. One thing that I appreciate about FCA is the different people …

Who is your Daddy? Reflections on Psalms 19…

My days of being a lacrosse goalie involved concentrating following the ball closely every minute, every second of the game and I remember being mentally exhausted by the end of every game. There are a lot of things that lacrosse goalies are accused of, but we normally had the most extreme personality and everyone on the team thought we were …