John Wooden

John Wooden was one of the greatest coaches in history. He was a man of character and integrity; a champion on and off the court.

I was reminded this weekend of a reason for his success.   His father, Joshua Wooden,  gave him an example to live by and instilled wisdom into John.   We would do well to follow Joshua Wooden’s example.  One of the priceless things John Wooden’s dad gave him was a simple 3×5 card where he wrote seven simple rules for John to follow if he wanted a successful life.  Those rules are worth mentioning here and worth passing on to our children…

  1. Be true to yourself
  2. Help others
  3. Make each day your masterpiece
  4. Drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible
  5. Make friendship a fine art
  6. Build a shelter against a rainy day (faith in God)
  7. Pray for guidance and counsel and give thanks for your blessings each day

 

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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One Response to John Wooden

  1. Joey Pitts says:

    Thanks for sharing BJ.

    Thanks & Keep On Truckin’

    CHARLES PITTS TRUCKING JOEY PITTS (817) 739-1919

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