Author Archives: Coach D

About Coach D

I have been a teacher and a coach for many years. My real name is Bill Delvaux, but my students call me Coach D, hence the user name. This blog is about the journey into the unknown I am walking and the landmarks I am navigating along the way. The destination: becoming who I really am as a man. I invite you to join me by reading along every Monday and Thursday.

2012 in review

Thanks for making 2012 a great year for this blog. I really mean that. If I didn’t have readers, there would be no point to writing one! Here is a little annual review that I thought you might be interested … Continue reading

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OK, everyone. Here is the scoop. Two separate events have propelled a big change my blog site: Back in June, I had a group of dear friends convince me to start a new ministry based on my work with men. … Continue reading

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What do you do when stuck in an old rut?

Stuck. In an old rut. I hate it when I find myself back in places of darkness or bondage, old patterns and reactions that used to run my life. And I found myself there again last week. Except this time, … Continue reading

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What do you want to do before you die?

It’s an intriguing question. But even more intriguing is where the question came from. Read the following lines of poetry and then follow the story below:   But often, in the world’s most crowded streets, But often, in the din … Continue reading

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Who is helping you push through fear?

It was supposed to be a safe and easy overnight backpacking trip near Pickett State Park. I had gotten a map and trail guide, and my hiking partner Randy was going with me. It all seemed pretty straight forward, until … Continue reading

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Why letting go is so hard…and so wonderful

I am in the process of making final edits on the Landmarks book to be released in March. It’s been amazing to see what I have written in book form for the first time and to edit it for the … Continue reading

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Why you may not be getting answers to your questions in life

I learned this lesson in the classroom. I saw how students could take in information and spit out the right answers. But I knew that wasn’t really education, and I wasn’t really teaching. One day during an in-service for teachers, … Continue reading

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Leaving the safe for the unknown

“I will take the Ring,” he said, “though I do not know the way.” This may be the most pivotal line in The Lord of the Rings, uttered by Frodo. Here he makes a decision that will forever change his life … Continue reading

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Coming out of a vicious battle

I just walked out of a vicious battle, bruised a bit, but I’m OK. I’ve been here before. I should have known better, but I just forgot. Here’s what happened. Saturday night was the first official event of the ministry … Continue reading

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Learning to say the most precious word in the universe

What I am going to say is so simple. A small child understands this. But for me with all of my supposed sophistication, it took me many years to get here. It happened suddenly on the back porch early this … Continue reading

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