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Pray for Your City to Prosper

pray for your city to prosper

Pursue the well-being of the city I have deported you to. Pray to the Lord on its behalf, for when it thrives, you will thrive. Jeremiah 29:7 CSB One of the most misquoted verses in the Bible is Jeremiah 29:11. “ ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and …

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Doing Transitions Better

Doing Transitions Better

Two years ago, we experienced our third move. I know that’s not many in the coaching world, but it was three more than I ever wanted. Even after processing the first two, figuring out what we did right, what we did wrong, how we could transition better in the future, and what slowed our acceptance …

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When Football is a Rocky Road

when football is a rocky road

These seasons of our lives are so very hard. The everyday little things stretch us past the role of supermoms and into on-the-edge-of-insanity mom zombies who are really just trying the get through our days. The trouble is, somehow, it is when we are at the very end of our rapidly-fraying rope that life (and …

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I Like Control

I Like Control

“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths you are there; if f I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, …

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An Abundant Life

an abundant life

“The thief comes to kill and destroy, but I have come that you might have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10 For Thanksgiving this year, I made three different kinds of pies simply because we all have a different favorite on Turkey Day.  I hated the idea of someone having to settle; I mean …

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Climbing the Coaching Ranks Isn’t For Everyone

Climbing the Coaching Ranks Isn't For Everyone

Outside observers might look at my husband’s resume and assume he has difficulty finding jobs, so he’s compromising to stay part of the game. The truth is, climbing the coaching ranks made him and our family miserable. Thankfully, he was is willing to follow his calling rather than society’s expectations. Ordell’s choices have allowed our …

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Whiskers, Turf Turds, and Socks

Whiskers, Turf Turds, and Socks

We love our husbands. No doubt about that. Still, some things can irritate and push our buttons, and when you are married to a coach, there seem to be even more buttons to push. For example, he says he will be home by 6:00 and walks in at 7:15 like it’s 6:00, and he didn’t …

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On Being Thankful

Thank God for you

I thank God every time I think of you Philippians 1:3-5 NET My best friend at Oklahoma State University would place this verse near her signature on the cards she gave to me. It always warmed my heart that she would use scripture to greet me. I have immolated her on more than one occasion. …

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Just the Good Stuff

Just the Good Stuff

It’s no secret that being a coach’s wife isn’t always easy. Loneliness and anxiety can easily take over, and boy, has it taken me over before. There are times when I take the final exit to my husband’s school that I feel like my chest is being squeezed so tightly I can’t breathe. Just the …

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I’m Thankful For You

I'm thankful for you

When the world thinks about sports, they think about the athletes and the coaches. But there are so many people who play an essential role in making our Friday night or Saturday entertainment possible. So from one piece of the sports puzzle that’s used to going unseen to the masses, I am thankful for you.  …

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Common Misconceptions About Coaching

Common Misconceptions About Coaching, Coach’s Wives, and Coaching Families

Coaching is a funny world. It is such a public profession with intense public interest that it can’t help but carry some misconceptions and stereotypes. As coach’s wives, we navigate statements regularly that leave us saying, “Huh?” or scratching our (very tired) heads. So, we figured we would offer the truth rather than assume the …

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When Do You Look to God for Help?

Psalm 121

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2 When do you look to God, when do you lift your eyes in search of help? When you just cannot drag any more kid gear to another game? When …

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It’s Not Actually About Football, Is It?

It's Not Actually About Football, Is It?

It’s not actually about football, is it? A couple of months into my first married season, in 2017, where my only skin in the game (bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh, amen) was Ben at the start, I now have vested interest in every single player, inhaling and exhaling with their triumphs and …

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A Letter to His Coach

a letter to his coach

Dear Coach,  I know I’ve never met you and for the longest time, I didn’t even know your name, but I thought you should know that I see you every day. I know you don’t know me, but I thought you should know that I know you as well as I know anyone. Please, let …

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In The Waiting

In the Waiting

There are usually a few weeks to months after the season ends, where you don’t know if you should plan your future at your current school and town or if you need to start preparing your heart and home to leave. After almost two decades in this life, I can count on one hand the …

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