Mound Visits, 8/15/19

The stock market tumbles, politicians disappoint and life deals us blow after blow. The best of careers can leave us exhausted and empty. People, at times, will let us down, and the thrill of life’s “toys” always fade with time. But this…… “God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our […]

Mound Visits, 8/14/19

Our journey with Christ is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. Along the way we, at times, feel as though we are in a desert, or in a deep, dark forest with many sounds and obstacles that cause doubts and fears. But if we persevere, God always provides an oasis in the desert and a […]

Mound Visits, 8/12/19

True faith isn’t about rules, regulations and religion; it’s about redemption, a relationship with Christ and freedom. God wants us to have freedom from: THE PAIN IN OUR PAST: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? […]

Mound Visits, 8/10/19

Read with me as if your reading for the first time…and be thankful, along with me, for The Gift. “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) “For it is by grace you have been […]

Mound Visits, 8/9/19

If we slow down a bit, open our hearts, take a deep breath and listen, we will hear God say to us what He said to Jeremiah thousands of years ago (for God is the same now as He was then). “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.” […]

Mound Visits, 8/7/19

My prayer for this day: Father, help me to be more aware of your presence (“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?” Psalm 139:7). Help me to be patient with those I come in contact with. (“…and patience is better than pride. Do not be quickly provoked in […]

Mound Visits, 8/6/19

Balor Moore from Smithville, Texas is one of the greatest pitchers I’ve ever seen. The young lefty was dominant in a high school game one day. He struck out the first eight hitters he faced, but then let a blazing fastball get away from him as the young, nine-hole hitter went to the ground. The […]

Mound Visits, 8/5/19

Sometimes I’m convicted by my own words and, especially, by God’s Word… Never underestimate the influence you have on your children. They see, hear and remember more than you realize. “The most significant visions are not cast by great orators from a stage. They are cast at the bedsides of our children.” (Andy Stanley) “Train […]

Mound Visits, 8/3/19

There is so much time and negative energy invested in retaliation. Lou Holtz once said, “You’ll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.“ If I spend time in prayer for those who have wronged me, I will receive peace and there’s a very good chance God will […]

Mound Visits, 8/1/19

My seventh grade English teacher once gave me a well-deserved scolding about a poorly written paper that I had turned in. The only thing I remember her saying was, “do you think you’re going to be a professional baseball player?” Six years later after signing with the Montreal Expos, she was one of the first […]