Mound Visits, 8/23/17

Before I ask God to change someone else or some circumstance, I must ask Him to help me examine my heart so that I may be changed. “It is not so much that ‘prayer changes things’ as it is that prayer changes me and I change things.” (Oswald Chambers) Keith Madison SCORE International

Mound Visits, 8/22/17

All of us have a voice that no one else has. We have a unique role to play within our sphere of influence. You may influence hundreds or thousands. Or, you may influence ‘one’ and that ‘one’ may impact hundreds or thousands. To influence in a positive way, it’s important that we ask God to […]

Mound Visits, 8/19/17

I always loved Yogi Berra. Because of the “Yogi-isms” it’s easy to forget what a great player he was. Speaking of Yogi-ism’s…one of my favorites: “So I’m ugly. I never saw anyone hit with his face.” If you looked at Yogi, he didn’t look much like a baseball player. He was very short with an […]

Mound Visits, 7/18/17

“By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, EVEN THOUGH HE DID NOT KNOW WHERE HE WAS GOING.” (Hebrews 11:8…emphasis mine) “Abraham didn’t know the final destination, but it didn’t stop him from taking the first step in the journey…If you take the first […]

Mound Visits, 8/17/17

My friend, John Withers, often asks people, “How are you ‘faithing’ today?” Blaise Pascal once said this about faith: “In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.” “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do […]

Mound Visits, 8/15/17

In professional baseball, players tend to be labeled by coaches, managers and the front office. “His feet are slow,” “he can’t hit the breaking ball,” “his fastball has no ‘life’,” etc. No matter how hard a player works during the off-season to improve, those labels seem to stick. Thankfully, God doesn’t label us. He continues […]

Mound Visits, 8/14/17

Jesus grew up in Joseph and Mary’s house learning how to be a carpenter. He was a carpenter’s son. He is also an architect who has redesigned millions upon millions of hearts, including mine. Jesus is trying to clean out the selfishness, jealousy, envy, pride and fear and replace them with love, forgiveness, generosity, peace […]

Mound Visits, 8/12/17

Babe Ruth, at one time, was the most famous person in the world. His notoriety was like Michael Jordan, Mohammad Ali and Humphrey Bogart all rolled in to one. When he retired from baseball, he had set numerous records, including home runs (714), RBI (2214), walks (2062) and….strikeouts. The Sultan of Swing struck out 1330 […]

Mound Visits, 8/11/17

God listens. What we say to Him matters. He doesn’t hear eloquent words or stammering, He hears our hearts. Don’t give up. He doesn’t ignore your heart felt plea. “I cry out to the Lord; I pray to the Lord for mercy.” (Psalm 142:1) Keith Madison SCORE International