As a Coach, My Favorite Play Remembered It was late in the 4th quarter and time was running out. It was obvious to me the players were a bit disorganized. They knew what needed to happen, but how to get there wasn't clear. The players on the bench all had their own ideas of how … Continue reading Draining the Three
My friend's text message confronted me all evening. I wanted to respond, but honestly, I just didn't have the energy. I reread it a couple times thinking I'd find momentum to take another step, but there were no steps to be found. Early this morning my memory reminded me the text was still there...still knocking … Continue reading Get In Touch With My Feelings? What About the Facts?
The Parts Working in Harmony Adrenal glands dumping and heart pumping as the ball is put into play. The player receives the pass, pivots, and faces the basket... The left foot pushes off as the body explodes toward the free throw line; right foot plants hard bringing the torso to an abrupt halt; a cross-over dribble … Continue reading A Body of One
A Small Request Once upon a time, there was a tree standing in the middle of a lush garden...a place called paradise. This garden was filled with so many wonderful trees, and all the Master asked was that the tenants refrain from eating of the one tree in the middle. So many options; one small request... The … Continue reading Is He REALLY Good?
Random Thoughts Lead Somewhere...Sometimes As I walked through my neighborhood today, I was reminded of a stressful event that took place about 15 years ago. On that day, Maureen and I walked a favorite older neighborhood with large yards and no fences. As we walked along, a very large Boxer dog began charging toward us from it's … Continue reading Breaking Free and Taking Flight
My wife and I watched a documentary last night of a music group from Down Under named Hillsong. Over the years they've made a significant impact in the Christian music genre, and many of their songs are played within the local church worship service on a weekly basis. As the video ended, I had a new appreciation … Continue reading Pursuit of Greatness
(Revised 3/31) Storms Blowing In In the past month, two brothers in the Lord have experienced events nothing short of life altering. As each positions himself in Christ to embrace his respective storm, I prayerfully watch and evaluate my own life. Why does it take storms (crises or tragedies) to make us examine our own life? Perhaps I should … Continue reading Enduring the Storm!
It was Monday afternoon and guys were gathering in the lobby for a probation group that would begin shortly. Eric had been requesting to see me because of some problems and I wondered if I might catch him before group to schedule an appointment. I suspected we'd be talking about a couple demons named Meth … Continue reading Battle at Bended Knee
Ron Taylor comes back into my memory from time-to-time. He was a teammate in college out of East Chicago, IN; a 6’5” 230lbs power forward with calves as big as my waist line….oh wait, my waist line when I was a skinny athlete back in the day. Wow…if he had calves as big as … Continue reading Deep Wisdom from a Power Forward
The thought about this character who got his name included in 3 of the 4 gospels within God’s Story began with a question. Was he in the wrong place at the wrong time, or was he in fact, in the right place at the right time to be given an opportunity to have his name … Continue reading Simon of Cyrene