Mound Visits, 10/23/20

After watching the debate last night I was reminded of the Groucho Marx comment about the secret of life: “The secret of life is about honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” We all struggle with being completely honest. It’s not just politicians or the media. We want to […]

Mound Visits, 10/21/20

In his excellent book “The Relationship Principles of Jesus” Tom Holliday makes an excellent point: “Unity isn’t found in being the same. The strongest relationships often occur when those who are most different—those who have learned to accept their differences instead of demanding that others become just like them.” Unless I accept others’ differences, I’m […]

Mound Visits, 10/16/20

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were friends as they were helping America become a young, independent nation. One problem, their views on how to govern the nation were very different. Consequently, they became bitter political and personal enemies. It wasn’t until later in life that a mutual friend encouraged them to restore their relationship, which […]

Mound Visits, 10/13/20

Sometimes it’s good to do a new thing. Most of the time it’s good to do an old thing with a new motivation. “Much of life is routine. If you don’t allow love to become a part of the routine of life, love will be missing from the majority of the minutes in your day.” […]

Mound Visits, 10/10/20

Be encouraged today! God is for you. He is not against you. He loves you unconditionally and holds your hand and sometimes even carries you through trials and desperate times. Be encouraged and be thankful. “…By this I will know that God is for me.” ‭‭(Psalms‬ ‭56:9‬b) “…If God is for us, who can be […]

Mound Visits, 10/9/20

Most of us have a co-worker, player, student or relative that’s very hard to love. But in John 13:34 Jesus commands us to love. In Tom Holladay’s excellent book, “The Relationship Principles of Jesus,” Tom shows us that when Jesus says “I command you to love one another,” He’s not saying, “Feel this way”; He’s […]

Mound Visits, 10/8/20

Why does Jesus ask us to do what seems to us to be pretty much impossible? How many times should I forgive some who has wronged me, seven times? “No, seventy times seven.” Love our neighbor? “No, love one another as I have loved you.” Wait a minute, how can I love people that much? […]

Mound Visits, 10/7/20

“…Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:39) ‭‭ This is a command from the mouth of Jesus. Who is our neighbor? Everyone we come in contact with today in person, on Zoom, by email, phone and social media. How can we love like this? By allowing God to love us. The more time we spend […]