Pray Anywhere

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People ask me all the time, Do you pray about everything? and I try to. I do think prayer is important. We were in the middle of the Super Bowl and I’m praying for Adam Vinatieri to make this field goal right on the spot. I just believe that much in prayer. At any time, you […]

3 Ways I Love My Wife

love my wife

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” -Mother Teresa I know I am guilty of becoming busy and not showing my wife, Lauren, how much I love and appreciate her. She knows I do and I could easily rely on that. The problem is that […]

The Best NFL Coach I Ever Faced

best NFL coach

In twenty-eight years in the NFL, I faced a lot of great coaches. Week in and week out, I would face the sharpest football minds. The dedication to excellence in game planning strategy and winning is high. Every week an NFL coach needs to be on top of his game. There is nothing that makes […]

The Importance of Prayer

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I think one of the things I’ve learned over the years is the importance of prayer in life. I’ve been married for 33 years and my wife, Lauren, and I have gotten to the point where we understand that prayer is the most important thing we can do together. Busy schedules sometimes inhibit that, and […]

Teaching the Value of Money

value of money

When I was in ninth grade, the guys on my basketball were all getting the same shoes. They were getting black Converse All Stars. Of course, I wanted to get what my teammates were getting so I spoke to my dad about it. The price of the Converse was $9.95. That would be an amazing […]

My Most Difficult Parenting Issues

parenting issues

My oldest daughter is thirty. That is a lot of years of parenting, but I feel like I am just learning how to do it well. No matter how long you’ve been parenting, it will never be smooth sailing. There will always be some challenges, especially when you have multiple children. There is no perfect parenting […]

Being Versus Doing

being versus doing

“Insist upon yourself. Be original.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I never once heard Chuck Noll say that his value as a person was lessened because we were losing games. When he retired from football, he didn’t lose his identity—because his job didn’t define who he was. In our society, this struggle between being and doing […]

Taking Wise Counsel

wise counsel

‘Tis great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults, greater to tell him his. –Benjamin Franklin I Don’t Know Everything There have been enough people in my life through the years who have made that painfully clear to me. Therefore, I must be secure enough to say, “I don’t know.” In fact, I […]

Stay the Course

stay the course

The Colts left Baltimore in 1984 when Jim Irsay’s father moved the club to Indianapolis via a caravan of moving vans. We saw footage of those vans continuously the weekend we played the Ravens during our playoff run in 2006. As I watched the coverage, I noticed that while they may have been packing their […]