Mound Visits, 1/27/20

When it’s all said and done, there’s usually more said than done. “He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.” (Abraham Lincoln) “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” ‭‭(Ephesians‬ ‭2:10‬) Keith Madison SCORE International

Mound Visits, 1/24/20

It’s impossible to have a productive, positive lifestyle if we are constantly thinking negative thoughts. If negative thoughts harass you and cause you to be unproductive, ask Jesus to help renew and transform your mind through His Word…and spend time with positive, productive people. You are who you’re with. “Do not conform to the pattern […]

Mound Visits, 1/22/20

Consistency. Every coach wants a consistent effort from his players. And for sure, coaches want consistency from those who officiate the game. If we want peace in our lives, we should be consistent in our effort to follow Christ. Isaiah called it steadfastness. I want my faith journey to be more consistent. I want to […]

Mound Visits, 1/18/20

Wisdom is doing what might be challenging now so that you can grow, have peace and a sense of accomplishment later on. “The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.” (Proverbs 19:8) Keith Madison SCORE International

Mound Visits, 1/15/20

Random thoughts about recent baseball news followed with an update about Sharon… “Everything rises and falls with leadership” (John Maxwell). I believe this includes ownership, front office, field managers and their staff and….leadership among the players. We all should be held accountable for our actions, especially leaders. Winning is important. Winning the right way is […]

Mound Visits, 1/13/20

Each January, a friend of mine goes to a monastery for a few days to spend time away from work, phones and other devices . He spends time in God’s Word and in prayer. He’s not Catholic, but he loves the peace so that his heart can hear from God. We may not schedule time […]

Mound Visits, 1/11/20

Many have been checking in to see how Sharon is doing following surgery on Friday. The surgery was long and a bit complicated, but the surgeon felt pretty good about removing the tumor. She is home now. As a care giver I’m a bit overprotective. She is doing well. She is a strong person, for […]

Mound Visits, 1/9/20

At 1:00 EST my wife, Sharon, will have surgery. She had breast cancer and a mastectomy 30 years ago and apparently this is a recurrence. The surgery will last about 2 1/2 hours. Your prayers for Sharon, the medical staff and a good recovery would be much appreciated. I usually don’t share personal things with […]

Mound Visits, 1/8/20

“Mark Twain said it best: ‘I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.’ Think about that for a moment. Fear is rooted in what may happen, something that does not even exist in reality. Yet how frequently we allow this emotion to consume our thoughts, ultimately deciding the […]

Mound Visits, 1/7/20

God’s love for us is not based on our performance. We want to grow in order to be more like Jesus (strong and compassionate). But, when we stumble, He still holds our hand to guide us and to get us on the right path. “The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights […]