Mound Visits, 12/5/19

“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” (Unknown) “You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive […]

Mound Visits, 12/4/19

My prayer, this morning, is that as a nation we look beyond Republicans, Democrats, the President, the House and the Senate; that we look beyond judges and the talking heads on network television. May we look to and seek mercy from The Prince of Peace and God the Father for direction and unity in our […]

Mound Visits, 12/3/19

Many years ago, immediately after a win at the buzzer, a reporter asked NC State basketball coach Jim Valvano, “how did you pull out that win?” Coach Valvano said, “my job is to do everything I can to put my players in a position to win. All of the credit goes to the players who […]

Mound Visits, 12/2/19

Running and looking up, as an infielder or catcher attempts a catch of a fly ball near the dugout, multiple players on the bench stand and hold their arms up to keep the defender from falling to injury into the dugout. The player is safe from injury and makes a catch because he puts his […]

Mound Visits, 11/27/19

In sports, as a coach or a player, you must appear confident at all times. A player who doesn’t exude confidence sits on the bench. A coach who doesn’t exude confidence loses the respect of his players and eventually loses his job. With God, we can be totally vulnerable. God doesn’t turn his back on […]

Mound Visits, 11/26/19

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” (Unknown) “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:15‬ Keith Madison SCORE International

Mound Visits, 11/25/19

What do you need to talk to God about today? Do you think your problem is too small or too large? No, He wants to hear from you. “If God were only mighty, we’d salute Him.  But since he is merciful and mighty, we can approach him.” (Max Lucado) “But you, O Lord, are a […]

Mound Visits, 11/22/19

“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.” – Yogi Berra Off the field, Yogi didn’t get it right very often, but he got it right this time. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. (1 John 4:8)  So now faith, hope, […]

Mound Visits, 11/21/19

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was an anti-Nazi German during WW-ll. He was eventually thrown into a Concentration Camp for his role in aiding Jews. He was hung one month prior to Germany’s surrender to allied forces. Bonhoeffer once said: “The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.” […]

Mound Visits, 11/20/19

The classic Gospel Song, “Just a Closer Walk” has been recorded by Patsy Cline, Alabama and many others. It’s uncertain who wrote it, but the lyrics and melody strike a chord with most of us, especially when we have no where to look but up. “I am weak but Thou art strong; Jesus, keep me […]