The Love of a Coach

I had breakfast this week with a very close family member who’s having a tough time dealing with the unexpected loss of a former wrestler of his.  If you’ve ever been on a sports team or, maybe more relevant, been a coach or team captain, then you can probably relate to the special bond that forms with the other players.  Many coaches are described as “second fathers” or “the single most influential person” by many of their athletes.  Certainly this weighed heavy on my mind as I sat down for breakfast with our family’s favorite “coach” this week.

This week, we’ll begin a new study on the book “Lead for God’ Sake“.  If you’ve Googled the summary then you’re aware that the plot centers around three main characters:  a coach, a wealthy businessman, and a janitor.  How their lives become intertwined is something we’ll talk about each week.  And, as you can infer from the title, the book is a lesson in leadership in challenging times and from a Christian focus.

We’re meeting at the “treehouse” this week which is becoming a FMMF Charlotte tradition each time we introduce a new study.  I’ll see you “20 feet up” on Friday.  Please gather beginning at 7:30 am, ready to dig into the new study at 7:45 am.


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