A “winning hand” for a winning life.

I’m in way over my head when it comes to cards, but, even I know that 4 aces helps to make a winning hand. When combined with a King, it

A special place in the heart!

Since writing the book and giving the Your Life Matters message in speeches my view of the value of every life has expanded.   I don't want anybody to feel

No such thing as “Just-a” dad

My dad probably didn’t know how special he was.  His impact on my life was beyond measure.  But, in being faithful for a lifetime of manly responsibilities I think he

Our Tribute to Ernie Banks–January 31, 1931-January 23, 2015

THE SECOND INNING—HEROES (From Welcome to the Big Leagues–Every Man’s Journey to Significance  pp. 23-35) Darrel’s Big League Hero Darrel met his hero in 1969, Darrel’s rookie year in the

Our tribute to Ernie Banks Continued

THE BOTTOM HALF OF THE SECOND INNING—HEROES Every Man Needs a Hero—Every Man Needs to Be a Hero “Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my

Remember the Cost

The 4th of July is for celebrating our independence.  Memorial Day is for remembering the cost. Work that produces a good result, whether it is the satisfaction of a completed

Do you know what you believe?

More from the Matheny Manifesto “I need to let you know where I stand. I have no hidden agenda. I have no ulterior motive other than what I said about

The Need for Discipline

Here is some more from the Matheny Manifesto. “There is not an excuse for lack of hustle on a baseball field. From the first step outside the dugout they will

A Hero’s Tribute

Here are the two heroes from the second inning in the book Welcome to the Big Leagues. My dad finished like a hero–faithful to the very end. The week before

The Cost of Heroism

“Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God’s will.” During the month of heroes I challenge myself to pay closer attention to