One day I got a call from my good friend Justin Fatica. He started the conversation off with “Traeger…. you are like the great encourager”. It kind of caught me off guard and I asked him why. He said it’s because I am like St. Barnabas encouraging St. Paul and others. I thought a little […]

He is Risen

He is Risen This is my favorite Easter proclamation and its traditional response of “He is risen, indeed!” It reminds me that we truly are an “Easter People”. We live for the resurrection. We look forward to eternity. We face the dawn of each new day with great courage and hope.” We do not live […]

This is how to coach

Listen to Brian Snee’s post.

Virtue of the Week: Councel

The lyrics to Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreenby Mary Schmich Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will […]

Our Deepest Fear

Our Deepest Fear by Nelson Mandela “…Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? […]

Pain’s Purpose

Some people say that the only sure things in life are death and taxes. I like to add a couple more to that list, mental and physical pain. Physical and mental pain are inevitable parts of our human experience. Have you ever heard someone say “Life dealt me a crappy hand”, like mental and physical […]

The Stream

This story is based on a tale called “Keeper of the Stream” by Jerrell Jobe There was once a town high in the Alps that straddled the banks of a beautiful stream. The stream was fed by springs that were old as the earth and deep as the sea. The water was clear like crystal. […]

Great tune for Christmas

Academics, Athletics, & Spirituality

Friend, I have been a high school football coach for nearly 40 years now. I have seen the highs and the lows of youth sports. This question might seem to be a little strange coming from a crusty old coach like myself, but here it goes: We spend billions of dollars on the ”academic” and […]

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