Mound Visits, 6/25/19

There’s a lot of “talk” today. There’s talk radio, podcasts, social media, cable news, etc. We have many experts, but few people who want to roll their sleeves up to get things done. May we all “do” something today to make our team, work-place, communities, our state and our nation better today than it was […]

Mound Visits, 6/24/19

Try getting a president, or a king to hang out with you when you are going through serious trials in your life. If you are just an average person like me, they wouldn’t want to spend time with you even during the best of circumstances. But God, the Creator, “the high and lofty One” says […]

Mound Visits, 6/21/19

“Sooner or later I will be faced with the fact that the world is helpless to meet my needs. And at that point, I will be left with two conclusions; that life is cruel or God is real.” (Craig D. Lounsbrough) When Jesus’ teachings became uncomfortable for those who were following, many deserted Him. During […]

Mound Visits, 6/19/19

The pitcher’s mound can be the loneliest place in the world. Especially when you walk the bases loaded or lose the lead by giving up a walk-off home run. You feel as if everyone is looking at you, but you still feel all alone. There’s no one to pass the ball to or no one […]

Mound Visits, 6/18/19

Timothy Keller once said, “All of the world’s power and wealth are like a dream. They can neither enhance nor ruin a Christian’s deepest identity, happiness, and inheritance.” “Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But when we He appears, we shall be […]

Mound Visits, 6/17/19

Many years ago, as a minor league baseball player, an outfielder on our team always seemed to have a smile and the ability to exude “positive vibes” no matter the circumstances. He could go 3-4 or 0-4, and he seemed to be at peace and made all those around him feel better about themselves. He […]

Mound Visits, 6/14/19

Mickey Mantle once said, “You don’t know how easy this game is until you get up in that broadcast booth.” Mickey was right. Whether we are broadcasting or coaching, the longer we’re away from the playing the game and the more we talk about the game, the easier it seems to be…from a distance. Whether […]

Mound Visits, 6/12/19

There are times in life when we find ourselves both physically and emotionally drained. It sometimes feels as though we have nothing left to give. During these times, it’s imperative that we find rest for our minds and bodies and refreshment for our souls. When we are dehydrated we need fluids. When we are starving […]

Mound Visits, 6/11/19

God doesn’t want us to be religious, He wants us to be real. “Religion says, ‘I obey, therefore I’m accepted.’ Christianity says, ‘I’m accepted, therefore I obey.’” (Tim Keller) “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and truth.” (1 John 3:18) Keith Madison SCORE International

Mound Visits, 6/10/19

Our lives can change in an instant…an accident, an unexpected diagnosis from a doctor, a relationship ending conversation with a spouse or the death of a loved one. God can take traumatic incidents and turn them in to a season of growth, maturity, completeness and even, in time, give us peace. “He restores my soul…” […]