Why do I coach the way I do?

In InsideOut Coaching, Joe Ehrmann identifies four critical questions that every coach must ask themselves and be able to answer. The first is “Why do I coach?”, which we looked at in last week’s devotional blog. The second critical question for every coach is this: “Why do I coach the way I do?” Most of us coach the way we …

Why Do I Coach?

In his outstanding book InsideOut Coaching, Joe Ehrmann says there are four critical questions every coach must ask themselves and be able to answer.  The first is, “Why do I coach?”  Ehrmann writes, “Think of all the time, energy, and sacrifice it takes to coach.  Why do you do it?  What is the purpose of your coaching?” The “Why do I …

Rest Well

I love the chance to get in a nap as much as the next person (Did you know that a number of famous historical figures regularly took naps? Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Eleanor Roosevelt, Winston Churchill.). As helpful as a nap can be, however, there’s a different type of rest we need – especially in the midst of the rigors …

The Knowledge We Need

Ephesians 1:16, 17 – “I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.” We’re tempted to think we’d be better coaches if we knew more in-game strategy or if we knew more ways to help our athletes …

Against the Wind

Ready When a gentle south wind sprang up, they thought they had achieved their purpose; they weighed anchor and sailed along the shore of Crete. But not long afterwards, a fierce wind called the “northeaster” rushed down from the island. — Acts 27:13–14 Set A centurion named Julius was charged with escorting the imprisoned Paul to Rome. They sailed against …

A Different Direction

Ready Then in his presence the altars of the Baals were torn down, and the incense altars that were above them he chopped down. The Asherah poles, the carved images, and the cast images he shattered, crushed to dust, and scattered over the graves of those who had sacrificed to them. — 2 Chronicles 34:4 Set Rick Carlisle took over …