Faith- What To Do When You Need Patience

Today as I am trying to pack to go on the yearly summer vacation I find myself needing patience. I am generally laid back and a pretty patient person (exceptions traffic and drive through Windows). I am not sure why but those two things tend to get under my skin especially a drive through ifContinue reading “Faith- What To Do When You Need Patience”

Faith- Doubting God

Today as I was riding around the yard mowing and listening to some good Christian Worship music a few songs came on that really hit me hard and the message I got was that we often have doubt in God and his promises. I have had my times when I doubted God, mostly when thingsContinue reading “Faith- Doubting God”

Faith- Lukewarm Spirituality

I am 100% convicted of the title of todays faith based lesson. I have been a spiritual person since I was just a young boy but have had times in my life when I was lukewarm at best. In fact, I have been less than lukewarm at times in my journey with God. The bibleContinue reading “Faith- Lukewarm Spirituality”

Leadership 101- 12 Effective Habits of Great Leaders

1- The very best coaches motivate, inspire and lead the organization with intention, purpose, dedication, discipline, desire and an create energy around them constantly.  2- The really effective coaches never use intimidation, power, embarrassment or other negativity to teach the required skills needed to be successful in life, sports, work and play.   3- Great coaches are greatContinue reading “Leadership 101- 12 Effective Habits of Great Leaders”

Personal Growth-Three Keys to Success In Life

As a coach I have attended many coaching clinics through the years to gain knowledge, experience and grow my skill set to help my athletes get better.  One of my favorite all time coaches and speakers is Lu Holtz who had a fabulous career coaching, speaking and as a broad caster for football games.  HeContinue reading “Personal Growth-Three Keys to Success In Life”

Americana- July 4th Fireworks, Family and Friends

My family has been celebrating the fourth of July for many years at a pool party with friends, family and lots of fireworks. My dad loved fireworks and would always drive down to South Carolina or have someone bring some back from the beach to shoot off at the party. He would sit on theContinue reading “Americana- July 4th Fireworks, Family and Friends”

Americana: Saturday Night Skating

There are not many things that have remined the same since I grew up back in the 1970’s and early 80’s. Most of the classic Americana things I remember have slowly went away as the world had evolved and technology has changed. Sunday afternoon I attended my great nieces birthday party and as I satContinue reading “Americana: Saturday Night Skating”

Americana: Things I Want My Grown Children To Have

Today I was thinking about how grateful I was for all the blessings in my life. Blessings like my wife, grown children, career, health and financial wellness. These things were taught to me growing up by my mom and dad. They were middle of the road Americans that worked hard, helped people and lived theirContinue reading “Americana: Things I Want My Grown Children To Have”

Americana: Four Wheeling Fun, Family and Friends

The old saying is that money cannot buy you happiness. But it can buy you a four wheeler and everyone I know that has one rides with a smile on their faces. My wife and I bought new four wheelers last year and have had a great time riding them on the property. We goContinue reading “Americana: Four Wheeling Fun, Family and Friends”

Travel: Five Reasons To Visit the Mountains

Five Reasons to Visit the Mountains Visiting the mountains for a day trip, a weekend getaway or for a vacation is a fabulous idea.  The mountains offer so many advantages that you cannot find in other areas of your state.  If you are not fortunate to have mountains then go a few states over andContinue reading “Travel: Five Reasons To Visit the Mountains”

Sports: Football Memories

Today my cousin stopped by school and gave me a present that he found at home. It was one that brought back some great memories of long ago. He brought me a football that I played with in the 5th grade and I was in the 5th grade a loooooonnnnngggggg time ago. It looked veryContinue reading “Sports: Football Memories”

Sports: Five Stitches and a County Title- Winners Never Quit, Quitters Never Win

Five Stitches and a County Title- Winners Never Quit, Quitters Never Win When I was fourteen years old I had a ball game on a Saturday afternoon and it was a huge game.  I grew up playing football, basketball and baseball and after advancing into pony league ball I was a pitcher for the localContinue reading “Sports: Five Stitches and a County Title- Winners Never Quit, Quitters Never Win”