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Writing stories to pass values from one generation to the next

Coach Dave: A Laundry List of Complaints

Coach Dave: Season One is the first of a series of books that have the potential to change the culture of youth baseball. Coach Dave is the fictitious story of the Scarlet Knights of the Southburg Baseball League. It is a collection of some of the best playing, coaching, and parenting scenarios from my 40+-year […]

Coach Dave: Another Inning in the Books

Coach Dave: Another Inning in the Books I could not have attempted to write a book during a more hectic spring. I started a writer’s mastermind group, did color commentary for Lewisburg High School baseball’s internet broadcast, worked part-time doing some landscaping work, prepared for and went on a mission trip…. You get the picture. […]

A Facebook Birthday Invades an Introvert’s Space

A Facebook Birthday Invades an Introvert’s Space I’ll admit that as a bit of an introvert, there are times that I would like to turn off all social media and withdraw into a cave. A nicely apportioned man cave, mind you. Don’t get me wrong, I like people. I love speaking in front of them […]

Coach Dave: False Assumptions

This week’s excerpt from my forthcoming book, Coach Dave, is centered around the false assumptions parents, players, and coaches can make. The results of false assumptions can often be counterproductive. Today’s scene takes place after the Scarlet Knights’ first practice of the year. After many of the dads make some false assumptions about Coach Dave’s […]

Remembering a Very Special Mother’s Day

Seven times in my lifetime, my birthday has fallen on Mother’s Day. That is always a special time for my mom and me. The last time it happened was two years ago. I think back to that day as I celebrate my mother today. This post was originally written for my first blog (4theVoiceless). I […]

Another Baseball Season in the Books

Another Baseball Season in the Books We knew it was coming. We prepared for it last week. A furious comeback delayed it for six days. Last night, though, was the last night of baseball season for Lewisburg High School. The Patriots dropped a hard-fought 3-2 decision to the two-time defending state champions New Hope to […]

Remember Grace. Now.

Several roads converged into a single thought: “Remember grace.” Why a butterfly as the lead-in photo on the topic of grace? My friend Heather explains on her blog, Butterfly Genes. When you read the line “this incredible discrepancy between who we appear to be and who we truly are,” remember grace. It’s the space in […]

A Visit Back to That Special Place

A Visit Back to That Special Place A week ago, I was in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, preparing to travel back home after a long weekend of equipping pastors and church planters. First, though, I was up early for a three-mile hike around Tubbs Hill downtown. My friend Scott had planted a church in Coeur d’Alene […]