Keep Your Head in the Game

With four boys you spend a lot of time in bleachers. I was thinking about that as my second son prepared to play his last varsity football game. Wow. It went so fast. Your mind floods back to all levels of little league. Football, baseball, soccer, basketball little guys are fun to watch.  My third…

Being on Fire

Have you heard the story of Jason McElwain? He was the autistic manager of a high school basketball team in New York. For four years, he had wiped up sweat, shagged balls, and sparked enthusiasm for his team. He loved basketball, every minute of it, even if he would never actually get to play. Then…

A Life That Counts

I was trying to find an example of what it means to really make your life count when someone sent me a piece on legendary coach John Wooden. Suddenly my thoughts came into focus. Wooden made his life count. Here’s what the writer said of him: On the 21st of the month, the best man…

Playing Like a Champion

Michael Jordan is one of the greatest champions to ever play. I saw him once against the Houston Rockets. Most of the game he was a sleeper. I was disappointed. Jordan didn’t seem like anything special. The Rockets were owning him. Two minutes to go in the game. Rockets up by ten. No chance. Then it…

Finish Strong

Somebody sent me these bits of wisdom and I wanted to start by passing them along to you. Might help: Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes. Give a man a fish and he will…