Mound Visits, 5/22/19

It’s very popular in our society to blame someone else for any tragedy, mistake or sin in our lives. This has literally been going on since the beginning of time. We can find the culprit of many of the messes in our lives, and clean them up, if we look in the mirror…then take personal […]

Mound Visits, 5/21/19

In baseball, the great hitters dig in; they get knocked down, but they get back up and dig in again. Even the most proficient hitters fail much more than they succeed. But they persevere, compete and learn from the last pitch and anticipate the next pitch with enthusiasm and confidence. If we all lived life […]

Mound Visits, 5/20/19

We don’t always have to prove that we are right. Many times we lose both friends and influence simply because we are so passionate to prove our point. God didn’t call us to prove anything, but He did call us to “love our neighbors.” “It’s better to make a difference than to make a point.” […]

Mound Visits, 5/18/19

Last night I was fortunate enough to be a part of a reunion for my first team at Kentucky (1979). We didn’t win a national championship, but we broke the school record for wins and created some phenomenal memories along the way. I saw a couple of guys that I hadn’t seen in 40 years! […]

Mound Visits, 5/16/19

God wants us to have joy in our lives! Here’s how we can experience joy in ALL circumstances: 1. Walk consistently with Jesus 2. Walk intimately with Jesus 3. Ask Him for joy “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are […]

Mound Visits, 5/13/19

When I was a boy, I remember being confused about many things. Occasionally, I would ask my father about these doubts and fears. One day, he shared a verse with me that helped give peace to my heart: “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.” (1 Corinthians 14:33 KJV) No Jesus, […]

Mound Visits, 5/10/19

Recently, while driving through a tiny rural community in Kentucky, several yards had small signs that simply said, “be kind.” Being kind isn’t a child thing or a soft thing, it’s a “God thing.” “A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows […]

Mound Visits, 5/9/19

In this world we need something solid to lean on. Politicians disappoint us, sometimes friends let us down and our health fails us. If we need someone solid in our lives, we should follow King David’s lead and turn to God. “Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the […]

Mound Visits, 5/8/19

Worry has always been a challenge for me. Some call worry a sin and point their fingers at people like me and say “ye of little faith.” Perhaps it is a sin, but I compromise and see worry as a weakness; one God has helped me to overcome gradually as He has proven His love […]

Mound Visits, 5/7/19

I am thankful for grace! The fact that I’m writing this devotional is a result of God’s grace, forgiveness and mercy. Rick Warren explains grace in this way: “Grace is when God gives you what you don’t deserve. Mercy is when God DOESN’T give you what you DO deserve. For all the ways you’ve sinned, […]