DEATH

"You aren't ready to live until you are ready to die.” — Ray Eberle My days in the book of Matthew completed. The last chapters are like the last days of our lives. Death is the reality. What is it about death that makes...

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ESPERANZA IS HOPE

Esperanza is HOPE and EXPECTATION. Wonderful words! The picture has a red balloon with a rope tied to an anchor. The red is LOVE, our positive emotion for life. The rope is our FAITH. When we believe, the rope will...

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FALLING THREE TIMES

Failure is thought of as a defeat, a lack of success. It is an event, never a person. Yet, failure can be a stepping stone to success. In this respect, it can become valuable.  Years ago, Henry Ford's explanation was:...

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RESENTMENT- PALMS UP PALMS DOWN

Resentment is a signal light telling us to stop or go! Resentment is a gut feeling, telling us something is quite wrong. Resentment ignored turns to bitterness like grapes turn to wine. Bitterness ignored turns to vengeance like mash...

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WHY WE COACH

Do we coach for the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat? Or do we coach for the agony of defeat with seldom a thrill of victory? In my view, competitive sports is like real war. However, the major...

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THE PROFOUND DECLARATION

I AM WHO I AM is a profound declaration. It is an ultimate statement, an eternal constant, not contingent upon anyone or circumstance. It is the greatest truth or the greatest lie. Historically, this is the great linkage to God calling...

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THE GIFT OF CHOICE

Three choices; two usually poor ones! As a young coach at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks my college president taught me a lesson for life. Years later I discovered choice was God's unique gift to humankind. No other creation on...

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EASY TO COME OUT

While purification is the coming out, it is not the staying out stage. Staying out is much more difficult. It is easy to come out, harder to stay out. Although adaptable, the body does not like change. Homeostasis is a place...

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LIFE EXPERIENCE

Each life experience has the potential to reward us three times. #1. The Preparation Experience. Potentially, this can be an exciting time. Anticipation, hoping, planning and preparing are good things. Example: I find the hunt for a new thing, be...

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The Mike Nilson Gonzaga Basketball Story

NEARLY 80,000 VIEWS! On the eve of the Gonzaga Bulldogs NCAA First Round tip-off, I'm reminded that this truly is the greatest sports event in the world. It is called March Madness for a reason. I love the road to the...

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