Audio / Produced by The High Calling


In 1973, Neal Jeffrey was the Baylor quarterback. The epitome of that season came in the TCU game. Trailing 34 to 7, Jeffrey rallied his team to within six points. The Bears had one play remaining, with the ball on the six yard line. Thinking he had two downs left, Neal threw the ball out of bounds—wrong move—TCU ball. Game over. Jeffrey was devastated. His coach, Grant Teaff, stayed confident in his quarterback. He told him so after the game.

Armed with encouragement from his coach, the next year Jeffrey turned his 2 and 9 team into Conference champions. Good coaching encourages others to achieve their best.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Be a coach. Encourage others to do their best in the high calling of our daily work.

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. (2 Thess. 2:16-17)