Hebrews 12:1 "let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."

Life is a marathon, and the journey is just as important as the destination. It matters what you do. It matters what you say. Make God smile today!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Field Day Awards?

Field Day is the most FUN day of the year, if it is done well. The athletic kids love the competition and place ribbons. But what about the kids who never place first, second or third? There is a life lesson to be learned about doing your best and not winning. Losing with grace is just as important as winning with grace.

Field Day should be a nice mix of competitive and non - competitive events. It is just as fun to have a water fight as it is to win a race. Great memories last forever!


  1. Coach Jones, my soccer coach says bad words sometimes during practice or games. He isn't very nice and it makes me not like playing soccer. What can I do?
    - Kaylee

  2. Kaylee,

    This is a difficult situation for anyone to handle. You should definitely tell your parents about the bad words your coach is using and how that makes you feel. Your parents can talk to the coach, or you can decide to play on another team next season. Do any of the other players feel like you do? If so you could approach your coach together and let him know that you would all appreciate it if he didn't use bad words to coach your team.

    What your coach is doing is NOT O.K. I'm glad you asked about this. Soccer should be fun for you and your teammates. Don't give up on the sport even if you need to change teams. Let me know how things work out!