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Having a Filter

I am at what I hope is the midpoint of my life at 50 years old. My great grandma Horton made it to 102 and my plan is to surpass her. My family competes at literally everything, and we are always looking to try and beat each other at something. Heck, my […]

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Thankful For The Scars

Easter is coming up this Sunday. I felt led a few weeks ago to dive into the Gospels to remind myself of what Jesus did for us when he sacrificed His life for ours. He was mocked, beaten, and battered before he was nailed to a cross. The level of punishment levied […]

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Light Shines Brighter in the Dark

Last week I was on a mission trip in Alabama with my son Connor and about 55 other people from Scottsdale Christian Academy. We spent most of our time in the city of Eutaw, a community that has a lot of single parent homes and has been hit hard by […]

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Working Together

Since 1996 I have either played or coached professional baseball. There was a two-year hiatus from 2004-2005 when I worked solely in the business world, but beyond that I have committed the last 23 years of my life to the game. My priorities (Faith,  Family, Field) have changed over the years, […]

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One In A Row

Small victories. They may not seem like a big deal when they happen, but when you add them up over time, they certainly make a huge difference in your life. The hard part of celebrating these small victories is when you feel like the hole you have put yourself in […]

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Finish Strong

This phrase has been emphatically communicated inside dugouts, locker rooms, and on sidelines for decades upon decades. Coaches and players alike have encouraged each other to “FINISH STRONG” late in games when the team needs a little push, and during seasons when the odds seemed stacked against them. The team I […]

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Stay Level

These two simple words encapsulated the 2023 baseball season in Billings, Montana- “Stay Level”. I was blessed with the opportunity to be the Manager of the Billings Mustangs in the Pioneer League this year and one thing our team focused on the entire season was keeping our emotions in check […]

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4 Guidelines for Building Character in Children

I have been a coach for over 20 years. The Major League team I worked for in 2001—the Arizona Diamondbacks—won the World Series that year. At the time, Bob Brenly was the Diamondbacks’ manager, and in one of his first meetings with the players, he wrote the team rules on […]