My journey to the great state of Alaska started June 13, 2009. This is an attempt to share the adventure with my family and friends who are so much a part of the story... "This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It's adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike 'What's next, Papa?" Romans 8:15-16
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
"Coaching is 90% attitude and 10% technique." Author Unknown
So to those of you that know me and understand my severe lack of experience in the basketball realm (thanks Bob for the books I'll be sending them back to ya, whew), you've surely been laughing along with or at me (whichever side you are on) since I agreed to make an attempt at coaching the hoop shooting rage Girls B-ball here in Quin. Thankfully we can all breath a sigh of relief, sad though it is for the kids, I've been released from that duty apparently we won't have enough chicas to support a team this year but in it's place I've jumped on the wagon to coach cross country! (above is a pic of one of our 3 roads we can run on)Our first practice was today! 17 runners showed up donning tennis shoes, shorts and smiles to home and back again. 16 boys ages 10 to 17 mostly 4th-8th graders, 6 solid varsity runners and one rock star brave girl!!!! I'm so proud of her and I told all the boys they have to recruit some girl runners, so we'll see how they fare. Anyway I loved it! Sherry is going to help out whenever she can so that will be a fun activity for us to do together. I hope the kids enjoyed it. If we can keep them all on the team we will be looking pretty good and might even need two planes to fly us to our meets! Lol! First day with kids was great, I'm loving being with the little ones, if only the paperwork load was smaller. Alas nothing is perfect. Went fishing after work but didn't even get a bite:( ** Dare Rope Alert #4 Go visit someone somewhere you've never been before far away or right across the street. For example: Come visit me in Quinhagak or go visit the neighbor guy you always talk to over the fence (pop in for coffee).
"So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense." Colossians 3: 12-13