Mound Visits, 12/12/17

One of the great enemies of my life is “busyness.” I remember when I retired from coaching, I thought, “Finally, now I will have time to be alone with God, to Study His Word and to just enjoy the peace of being quiet before Him and to know Him better.” Transitioning from coaching to ministry […]

Mound Visits, 12/11/17

Join me this Christmas as I enjoy all of the lights on the trees and houses. But more importantly, let’s all follow the example of the wise men and look beyond the the temporary light and passionately and reverently seek the Light of the world. “When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, ‘I […]

Mound Visits, 12/7/17

We live in a time of division, accusation and blame. It’s hard for me to watch the news. Everyone has an agenda. This morning I have been reflecting on a few days within the last 20 years when I saw people on all networks talking about prayer. A time when I saw our members of […]

Mound Visits, 12/6/17

Each week most of us make decisions both big and small. The decisions we make many times affect our family, co-workers or even our career. Occasionally, the seemingly small decisions we make have a domino effect and touch lives for years to come. That’s why we should, in this respect at least, be like Solomon. […]

Mound Visits, 12/4/17

Don’t confuse God with life. Horrible things happen to every family, rich or poor, those who follow Christ and those who don’t. One thing I know, in every dark time experienced in my life, when I have stopped blaming God and instead turned to Him like a child turning to a parent, He has helped […]

Mound Visits, 11/30/17

Years ago, after my father retired, he had open heart surgery and carotid artery surgery. Then he developed rheumatoid arthritis which completely changed his body. Finally, he developed Alzheimer’s, which completely changed his mind. Then, in ‘03, he passed from this life to the next. This all sounds very depressing, but God has given us […]

Mound Visits, 11/29/17

I’m convinced that most of us fall short when it comes to experiencing the peace and joy God has made available to us. We need to laugh more, give more and encourage each other. We need to lighten up and live a little. No one will want to follow Christ if believers look like they’ve […]

Mound Visits, 11/27/17

This life will bruise us and even batter us, at times, but it is very good to remember this great truth revealed to us by John long ago: “…the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4) We have access to power, strength, endurance and […]

Mound Visits, 11/25/17

Recently, I read the following quote by author, Todd Gongwer: “You must understand that your actions reflect what’s really in your heart, your deepest motives, all the time. We all lead from the heart, we just need to reflect upon what our hearts are filled with—and how that is driving our actions.” “Search me, O […]

Mound Visits, 11/22/17

In a couple of different “Mound Visits” during this past year I have mentioned that “I’m happier when I’m thankful.” In the midst of worry, fear, anxiety or disappointment, thankfulness for God’s blessings will help your mind and heart be at peace with the Giver of all good and perfect gifts. In America, it’s easy […]