Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Proverbs 3:9-10

Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. Then he will fill your barns with grain, and and your vats will overflow with good wine

Honor the Lord - Show your love, admiration, and respect

with your wealth -your talents and gifts

best part- Your absolute best, and not just "good enough". Putting your heart into it.

everything- Anything that you do.

If we follow this, we will be blessed.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Proverbs 22:10

Throw out the mocker, and fighting goes, too. Quarrels and insults will disappear.

"Motivation is easy. Eliminate the unmotivated." Lou Holtz

Friday, January 8, 2010

Proverbs 12:1

To learn, you must love discipline; It is stupid to hate correction.

In order to get better, you MUST be able to take coaching. You must be willing to change.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Proverbs 10:17

People who accept discipline are on the pathway to life, but those who ignore correction will go astray.

Players who can take coaching will be successful. Players who are not coachable will not reach their potential.

There are two ways to respond when you are corrected.

Are you going to get Bitter?


Are you going to get Better?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Ecclesiastes 5:16-20

And this too is very seirous problem. People leave this world no better off than whenthey came. All their hard work is for nothing-like working for the wind. Throughout their lives, they live under a cloud- frustrated, discouraged, and angry.

Even So, I have noticed one thing, at least, that is good. It is good for people to eat, drink, and enjoy their work under the sun during the short life God has given them, and to accept their lot in life. It is a good thing to receive wealth from God and the good health to enjoy it. To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life-this is indeed a gift from God. God keeps such people so busy enjoying life that they take no time to brood over the past.

Process vs. results.

Too often we focus our lives and our joy on results (winning games, how much money we make, effectiveness). When the results aren't what we want, we are upset and we break our backs until we reach those goals we set. Some people work their whole lives and never see the results they want. On the other hand, other people do reach their goals and when they do they think, "What do I do now?" It usually isn't what they expected it to be. Like the passage says, it is like "living in a cloud, frustrated, discouraged, and angry"

However, things change when we enjoy the process instead of looking to the results. Enjoying the actual process of reaching your goals (the practices, the tough games) in the long term is far more rewarding. Like the passage says, "God keeps such people so busy enjoying life that they take no time to brood over the past."

Coach Frosty Westering sums this all up by saying, "The joy is in the journey."

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever you do, do well. For when you go to the grave, there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom.

If you're going to do something, do it well. Life's too short to waste your time going through the motions.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Proverbs 12:23

The wise don’t make a show of their knowledge, but fools broadcast their foolishness.

Any questions?