What’s Best for My Team?

What’s Best for My Team?

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown has been in the headlines lately over a dispute about his helmet. The helmet Brown has worn for the duration of his career is no longer approved for use in the National Football League, and the all-pro player is resisting...
Unconquerable Gladness

Unconquerable Gladness

Franklin D. Roosevelt had a sign on his desk that read: “Let unconquerable gladness dwell.” The sign was a source of encouragement for America’s thirty-second president. I’ve been thinking a lot about that sign’s meaning. The more I ponder the words, the more I...
Just Share Your Love

Just Share Your Love

Becky called Herb with some exciting news. She had just been hired as a teacher at her alma mater. It would be her first full-time teaching job since graduating college. However, her hiring came with one small caveat; she was required to also coach the school’s soccer...
Like Mary’s Dad

Like Mary’s Dad

The world needs more people who think like Mary’s dad. I suspect your immediate response is Who’s Mary’s dad? And how does he think? Let me elaborate. My wife and I recently caught up with a friend whom we had not seen in a several years. This person had been a...
In Lieu of Flowers

In Lieu of Flowers

I am writing this edition of Teammate Tuesday with a heavy heart. After a prolonged battle with cancer, my sister passed away last week. Know that what follows is not a eulogy, but a lesson in living—a good teammate lesson. Lana was the youngest of my five siblings. I...

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