Mound Visits, 12/13/18

Giving and receiving gifts has become a huge part of our Christmas traditions. As we shop, attend Christmas gatherings and enjoy the season, let’s remember God’s great gift to mankind and our incredibly important role in receiving His Gift. “For God so loved the world that He GAVE His one and only Son, that whoever […]

Mound Visits, 12/10/18

“Your choices control your calendar a lot more than your circumstances do.” (Rick Warren) When we pray, we should often pray for wisdom. After all, God promises to give us wisdom if we ask (James 1:5). We should ask God for wisdom in how we manage our time. The more I invite Him to be […]

Mound Visits, 12/6/18

It’s been encouraging these last few days hearing such positive comments from both major political parties about the way George H.W. Bush served his country, lived his life and loved his family. My prayer is that more Americans will aspire to leave a legacy of integrity. “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely.” (Proverbs 10:9) Walking […]

Mound Visits, 12/5/18

There have been times in my life that I felt unworthy to attend church or Bible Study; unworthy to even read the Bible or pray. Then I remember that the Father always wants to spend time with His children. Yesterday, I read this quote from Max Lucado: “Jesus doesn’t tell us, ‘clean up before you […]

Mound Visits, 12/4/18

If we miss this, we miss everything: “If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.” ‭‭(1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:2‬) Nothing. No matter what we accomplish in life; no matter what award […]

Mound Visits, 12/3/18

Surrender is a difficult concept for competitive people…independent people. But, in my personal experience, each day I surrender to Christ is a day that I find myself more equipped for the day’s challenges; more wisdom, more grace, more joy, more inner-strength, more energy, more selflessness, less negativity, and less bitterness. A simple prayer of surrender […]

Mound Visits, 11/30/18

My friend, Ken Witten, recently quipped, “Some people can brighten a room just by leaving it.” Throughout the Bible we are challenged to be different. The writer of Hebrews says this in chapter 3, verse 13: “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be […]

Mound Visits, 11/29/18

You may think your faith is small. Or, you may look back over the years and see that your faith has grown. Whatever size you think your faith is, I do know this, it’s very important. My favorite story in the Bible (Luke 5:17-26) is the one about a group of men who take a […]

Mound Visits, 11/27/18

Most of us need more peace in our life. As a nation, thankfully, there are no bombs being dropped on our major cities. But, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a battle going on within our hearts and minds. Where may we find peace? “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with […]