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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Coach's Prayer / Some Great Caddy Replies

Prayer and humor are two great ways to lift up those around you.

From: Steve Frommeyer, Eminence High School principal and Head Football Coach

The Jabez Prayer: “Oh, that you would bless me, indeed, and enlarge my territory, that your hand would be with me and that you would keep me from evil that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.

I pray this prayer every day because I believe it embodies what every coach and teacher/educator wants from their efforts. By impacting young people in a positive way, we enlarge our own territory/area of influence much as the ripple in the pond. We can only do this properly with the Lord’s help. We are helpless on our own. Finally, even though we often have to discipline young people, this temporary “pain” is much better than the permanent pain of an undisciplined life.

When we ask properly, God does provide! He always wants to give us good gifts! This is a request worth asking for!


Some Great Caddy Replies

Golfer: "I'd move heaven and earth to break 100 on this course."
Caddy: "Try heaven, you've already moved most of the earth."

Golfer: "Do you think my game is improving?"
Caddy: "Yes sir, you miss the ball much closer now."

Golfer: "Do you think I can get there with a 5 iron?"
Caddy: "Eventually."
Golfer: "Please stop checking your watch all the time. It's too much of a distraction."
Caddy: "It's not a watch - it's a compass."

Golfer: "How do you like my game?"
Caddy: "Very good sir, but personally, I prefer golf."

Golfer: "Do you think it's a sin to play on Sunday?"
Caddy: "The way you play, sir, it's a sin on any day."

Golfer: "This is the worst course I've ever played on."
Caddy: "This isn't the golf course. We left that an hour ago."

Golfer: "That can't be my ball, it's too old."
Caddy: "It's been a long time since we teed off, sir."

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