Mound Visits, 12/16/20

Are we “called” to make everything right in the world? No, we are called to love God and love people. Jesus teaches us to pray for and to forgive our enemies. I confess, I’m a real rookie at this. But, if I say I am a follower of Jesus I need to emulate Him. Hard […]

Mound Visits, 12/15/20

Surrendering to God’s will makes you life’s journey easy. Wrong! Because of Caesar’s surprise census edict, Joseph and Mary traveled 90 miles on foot and donkey while Mary was pregnant. When they arrived, there was no place for them to stay except a lowly stable. When the going gets tough, don’t push pause on your […]

Mound Visits, 12/12/20

“A fight is going on inside me,” said an old man to his son. “It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf is evil. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other wolf is good. He is joy, peace, love, hope, […]

Mound Visits, 12/8/20

“Indecision may or may not be my problem.” (Jimmy Buffett) Sometimes it’s just hard to decide what to. Of course Yogi Berra had an answer for that: “When you see a fork in the road, take it.” There is a better way. “…let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our […]

Mound Visits, 12/4/20

This is a hard discipline for me; to sit quietly and clear my head and my heart from the chaos of cell phones, radios and televisions. But the quiet room with few distractions is one place where we can hear from God as we seek direction and peace. “The word ‘listen’ contains the same letters […]

Mound Visits, 12/3/20

As I was reading the first chapter of John earlier this week, I read that powerful verse (1:16) about Jesus: “The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” Many times as […]

Mound Visits, 11/30/20

Is there something inside of you that’s causing anger? The election? The governor? The media? Congress? Donald Trump? Joe Biden? Umpires? Unmotivated players? Your boss or a co-worker? The Apostle Paul was a Jew and lived under the oppressive hand of the Roman Empire. Most of the Jewish religious leaders hated Paul. He was beaten, […]

Mound Visits, 11/28/20

Sometimes it’s easy to give up and to give in. It’s just easier to find the path of least resistance then becoming more isolated within our present isolation. We all get tired. We all get discouraged. We all fail from time to time. But we should never give up in trying to do the right […]

Mound Visits, 11/27/20

There are few things in sports greater than seeing an athlete making a comeback. In MLB there is even “Comeback Player of the Year” award. But you don’t have to be an athlete to be in a position to need a comeback. We are all faced with challenges in our lives. It’s how we comeback […]

Mound Visits, 11/26/20

Happy Thanksgiving! “Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation.” (Unknown) “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his love endures forever.” (Psalm 118:1) Keith Madison SCORE International