BELOVED SONS AND WARRIORS

BELOVED SONS AND WARRIORS

"Train a child in the way that he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it."  -Proverbs 22:6

As I have the privilege of playing baseball with these 8 and 9 year old boys I am constantly reminded of the critical and fragile role a man plays in his son’s ever-evolving world.  It’s sad but true that, as a culture, we've largely forgotten the art of raising boys into men.  It's only been in the last 1-2 generations that father and son have not worked awkwardly close to one another in a field or a workshop.  Fathering a young boy skillfully to manhood is an art

Coach Jay's Awesome Baseball Blog

Coach Jay's Awesome Baseball Blog

This Blog is dedicated to encouraging and equipping my young warriors on the diamond to run faster, throw truer, hit harder and play smarter.  Every sport and challenge God gives us is an opportunity to learn more about life and about ourselves.  Every honest victory is reason to celebrate, and every defeat is an opportunity to learn, improve, and show true grit.  Baseball is the perfect place to learn some of the great lessons on becoming a man.  As a man

Long's Peak

Long's Peak

“Step again, old man.  Breathe.”.  That's what my head kept telling me to do. So I did.  Thousands of times.  The hypnotic voice talked me up to 14,255 feet where the air is thin (compared to San Antonio) and the view is...indescribable.  It was like being in an airplane, except that it was cold and windy and you had plenty of legroom (but without the desire to move your legs any more).

JOY KILLER

JOY KILLER

Last night I was told by Doug, my loud-mouthed Canadian buddy, that the problem with me is that I'm a huge control freak. Are these the words of a friend?   I immediately asked him to repeat the statement, fully expecting it's revocation with some followup like "Only kidding.  Lighten up man."  What I got was a repeat without hesitation and with greater emphasis on the word HUGE...  "You are a HUGE control freak." Ouch!