Mound Visits, 2/20/20

The Astros cheating scandal robs all baseball players, coaches and fans of much of the joy and excitement that comes with the beginning of spring training, as well as the college and high school baseball. I’m thankful that my sins aren’t discussed on ESPN and the MLB Network for hours, days and weeks. Instead of […]

Mound Visits, 2/18/20

“I am a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t want to let him down.” Abraham Lincoln Someone in our path will need encouraging today. Someone needs me and you to believe in them. “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you […]

Mound Visits, 2/17/20

The most important thing we can do today is to do whatever we normally do on Monday…with an attitude of love. No matter how well we may think we lead, coach, teach, write, preach, work or provide for our families, if we don’t show and give love to those we lead or work with, it […]

Mound Visits, 2/15/20

No matter what stress, disappointment, hurt, illness or loss you are going through God is with you. Even when you can’t pray, or don’t know the words to say in prayer, you can softly call the name of Jesus and He will know your need even before you ask. Immanuel means “God with you.” “Where […]

Mound Visits, 2/14/20

Climbing on the bus with a team for the season opener is an exciting thing to do. It’s when the recruiting, fall practice, pre-season practice and training all come together. It’s a new beginning…a fresh start. ““Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it […]

Mound Visits, 2/11/20

“It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich!”  (Dietrich Bonhoeffer) “When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” (G.K. Chesterton) “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” ‭‭(Philippians‬ […]

Mound Visits, 2/10/20

“There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.”-William Frederick Halsey, Jr. The key word in Admiral Halsey’s quote, for me, is “rise.” Fear of failure prevents us from rising. But, we do not rise to meet a challenge alone. “For God gave us a spirit not […]

Mound Visits, 2/8/20

When we make a habit of: *spending time alone with God *reading His Word *seeking direction from Him *surrendering to His will… we will eventually experience freedom and the adventure of doing things we never dreamed of doing. “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”” ‭‭(John‬ ‭8:32‬) “for it […]

Mound Visits, 2/7/20

“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.” (Corrie Ten Boom) “When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3) “The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord is on his […]

Mound Visits, 2/5/20

Teams, coaching staffs, businesses, organizations, city councils, state legislatures and congress are all powerful entities when working together. When divided they are exposed as selfish and dysfunctional. “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” (Harry S. Truman) “A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” […]