Category Archives: Leadership

July 21 – Leadership – Vulnerability

Read 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 I was the student/athlete who brought in Christmas gifts for all my coaches and teachers growing up. It was great, until it went all wrong. I was a freshman and was coming out of the locker … Continue reading

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July 20 – Leadership – Excellence

Read Colossians 3:23, 24b “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters . . . It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” I’d like to think Paul wrote … Continue reading

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July 19 – Leadership – Model What Needs Practiced

Read Matthew 4:18-22 If you ever want to know what you’re like, have kids. If you want to live in denial, don’t. Kids are like a living mirror.  I don’t know how many times I’ve been in a social situation … Continue reading

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July 18 – Leadership – Work/Life Balance

Read Psalms 127:2 and Psalm 1:1-6 One season while coaching basketball, we had our point guard lose his balance and somehow fall during practice, breaking his collarbone. He missed 7 weeks of the season. The young man who replaced him … Continue reading

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July 17 – Leadership – Teamwork

Read 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 and 12:20-25 “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” – 1 Corinthians 9:24 Have you … Continue reading

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July 16 – Leadership – Release

Read Luke 10:1-23 Having very athletic grandkids, I have attended many sporting competitions. While waiting for the games to begin, I have gotten in the habit of watching coaches and their leadership skills… or lack thereof. There are the “Micro … Continue reading

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July 15 – Leadership – Equip

Read Ephesians 4:11-14 “We’re following the leader, the leader, the leader.  We’re following the leader, wherever he may go!” Playing “Follow the Leader” at recess was always one of my favorite things. Everyone would get in a line and we … Continue reading

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July 14 – Leadership – Invite

Read 1 Corinthians 11:1 A few years ago, my husband, Jon, and I were asked to be co-adult leaders for a team of teens on a short-term mission trip to southern California to put on a Bible School for a … Continue reading

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July 13 – Leadership – Guarding Against Negative Influence

Read Galatians 5:7-9 Have you ever heard the saying “You are who you hang out with”? When I’ve heard that in the past, I used to believe it was absolutely ridiculous and would say, “I don’t care what people think, … Continue reading

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July 12 – Leadership – Feedback

Read Proverbs 19:20 Getting feedback from others is complicated. I’m not sure any of us naturally enjoys it, though you can learn to love it. Feedback, generally, has two features – highlighting the positive and, second, identifying what needs work … Continue reading

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