Mound Visits, 7/26/17

Yesterday, I talked about how, as a MiLB player, I felt distant from God. You may have friends and family members who seem so very far from God. Remember, “nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:38,39) “We may get out of God’s will, but we will […]

Mound Visits, 7/25/27

As a minor league baseball player, even as a believer, I became totally undisciplined in regards to my spiritual life. In those days, MiLB had no Baseball Chapel or Chaplain. Even though I knew Christ, I wasn’t spending any time in the Word and only prayed when I felt shame and guilt or if I […]

Mound Visits, 7/24/17

There are challenges in life that can only be faced with God’s help. We would be wise to trust Him in all of life’s challenges whether they reveal themselves as a major storm or just a bump in the road. “But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. […]

Mound Visits, 7/22/17

We need to be passionate about our faith, our relationships, our careers, our dreams, our goals and even our hobbies. And, we should surround ourselves with people who encourage us in what we are passionate about. I saw this quote recently: “Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” (Unknown) “Whatever you […]

Mound Visits, 7/21/17

Recently, I have discovered that I need to be intentional about trusting God during each challenge. When my trust is bigger than my fear I’m able to see God’s hand at work. “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me.” (Jesus…John 14:1) Keith Madison SCORE International

Mound Visits, 7/20/17

A sobering thought from 1 Samuel 16:7: “The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” An appropriate and beautiful prayer from David in Psalm 51:10: “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within […]

Mound Visits, 7/19/17

Peer pressure keeps many of us from truly following Christ. We may believe in Him, but do we confess our faith and take a stand? This was a problem during Jesus’ time on earth, as well. Listen to what John said: “…many even among the leaders believed in Him. But because of the Pharisees they […]

Mound Visits, 7/17/17

This morning I will help lead group of about of about 30 with an “outreach” in the mountains of Harlan County, KY. My prayer this morning and my desire is that God would prepare my heart for serving and that we would exude His love. Please pray for us. Mother Teresa once said, “we cannot […]

Mound Visits, 7/15/17

Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in disagreements about our faith and about what Christians should “really” believe. We become the “faith police” and our pride becomes a barrier to Christ instead of a welcome mat. Paul gave some good advice about avoiding this trap: “Accept Him whose faith is weak, without passing judgement […]

Mound Visits, 7/14/17

In the 10 years I have been with SCORE International, I have learned much (and I continue to learn) about generosity. I never knew how generous many of God’s people could be. One thing I have observed…people are happier when they give. Andrew Murray once said, “The world asks, ‘What does a man own?’ Christ […]