Mound Visits, 7/17/18

When my sons were very young, I would come home from practice, a game or a recruiting trip only to hear little feet running on the floor and then know they would jump in to my arms. For those brief moments, I didn’t think about wins, losses, errors or recruiting. Instead, I was engulfed in […]

Mound Visits, 7/14/18

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him…” (Genesis 1:27) “There is very little difference between one man and another, but what little there is is very important.” (Anonymous) Yes, God created us in His own image, but gave us unique personalities, interests and…gifts. No one in […]

Mound Visits, 7/13/18

Truth⬇️ “Power, no matter how well-intentioned, tends to cause suffering. Love, being vulnerable, absorbs it. In a point of convergence on a hill called Calvary, God renounced the one for the sake of the other.” (Philip Yancey) Keith Madison SCORE International

Mound Visits, 7/11/18

When making decisions, it’s crucial to listen to the right voices. Who we listen to may very well help shape our character, our careers and how effective we may be in honoring God with the gifts He gives to us. Rick Warren has said, “many people struggle with making the best choices—because they’re taking their […]

Mound Visits, 7/10/18

My friend, Steve Springer, recently said, “Even good infielders get bad hops during a game, but they don’t let it ruin their game. They put it behind them and move on. In life, we all get ‘bad hops.’ And we shouldn’t let a ‘bad hop’ in life ruin our lives.” “Therefore we do not lose […]

Mound Visits, 7/9/18

Trusting God isn’t always easy. One thing I know; the closer to God that I desire to be, the easier it is for me to trust Him. “Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.” (Psalm 9:10) “We cannot always trace God’s hand, but […]

Mound Visits, 7/7/18

The most distant from God that I ever felt was during my time as a minor league baseball player. We didn’t have Baseball Chapel in those days, so one day looked just like another. The clubhouses and locker rooms were filled with exceptional athletes and “cool guys” who were both competitive and ambitious. They were […]

Mound Visits, 7/4/18

Happy Independence Day! I’m thankful for everyone who has sacrificed so much so that we can enjoy the freedom that we have today. There is a greater freedom…a forever freedom. Jesus paid for it on the cross. “If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36)

Mound Visits, 7/2/18

I tweeted this yesterday morning: “You will never get someone you disagree with to agree with you or understand your point of view by hating them and yelling at them. The squeaky wheel gets the grease, but who wants to be greasy?” Later in the morning at church, these verses were read: “The entire law […]

Mound Visits, 6/28/18

You’ve heard it said that there are two kinds of people in the world, givers and takers. Takers may “feel” successful briefly, but they will not be able to sustain success or leave a legacy. Givers empower others and, without this being their goal, are blessed. “The ability to empower others is one of the […]