How to Personally Protect & Use Culture As A Weapon Against Mental Health Issues

"In case of emergency, a mask will drop from a container in the airplane ceiling. The mask, which looks like a yellow plastic cup, fits over your nose and mouth. An elastic strap goes around the back of your head, and the ends can be tugged to tighten the fit. Pull on the hose gently … Continue reading How to Personally Protect & Use Culture As A Weapon Against Mental Health Issues

How to Personally Protect & Use Your Program As A Weapon Against Mental Health Issues

"In case of emergency, a mask will drop from a container in the airplane ceiling. The mask, which looks like a yellow plastic cup, fits over your nose and mouth. An elastic strap goes around the back of your head, and the ends can be tugged to tighten the fit. Pull on the hose gently … Continue reading How to Personally Protect & Use Your Program As A Weapon Against Mental Health Issues

Taking Advantage of Mustard Seed Opportunities

"Dreams usually start out as mustard seed opportunities." -Mark Batterson I love this quote from Mark Batterson and recently used it in a team talk. In our discussion we emphasized the importance of recognizing opportunity and acting accordingly. The context of the mustard seed comes from Matthew 13:32: "It is the smallest of all seeds, … Continue reading Taking Advantage of Mustard Seed Opportunities

Fight The Good Fight “Form Your Spear”

  Regardless of what the movies say, over time the spear was the weapon of choice over the sword.  “from Judah, carrying shield and spear—6,800 armed for battle; From the tribe of Judah, there were 6,800 warriors armed with shields and spears.” -1 Chronicles 12:24. For a one on one fight, most warriors would choose the spear. … Continue reading Fight The Good Fight “Form Your Spear”

Stack The Stones

I love doing small projects for my office, family, and friends. My rotary tool can help make some pretty cool keepsakes for people. Engraving in rock or stone always make a timeless item. The word rock or stone is often used in the Bible as well. Actually, according to the King James Version, the work … Continue reading Stack The Stones

Interstate to Success

  "Dad, are we there yet??" If you are a parent, then you know what this question means. You can imagine the long trip and how many times the kids will ask this question. In your mind, you can ride all day without stopping, but you know there will be many stops along the way. … Continue reading Interstate to Success

Running Downhill Against The Wind

My normal running track is from my house to an elementary school that is 1.6 miles away. A 5K race is 3.2 miles, so down and back gives me a natural running course. I usually run this track once or twice a week ,but lately with the COVID-19 shutdown, it has been every other day. … Continue reading Running Downhill Against The Wind

We Got This

This Lesson Is Written By Coach Milt Travis: Football was a sport that I had always liked but was too big to play in the local Pop Warner League. The option was to play on the junior high seventh and eighth grade team as a sixth grader. I had the size but I was scared and shy. … Continue reading We Got This

The Great Teammate

This Lesson Is Written By Coach Milt Travis: Much is written about being a teammate and much more about being a great leader. The best in both are servant minded. Years ago I met a young man in my basketball program who became a great teammate, a leader, and a soldier. Dewey didn’t have much, … Continue reading The Great Teammate

Pray, Play, & Enjoy The Present

We just finished signing day a few weeks ago. This day always reminds me of an important lesson and reminder. Every year, my hope is that players have maximized their experience in our program and gained values through football. Some will go play college football, just be a student, join the military, or go into … Continue reading Pray, Play, & Enjoy The Present