Mound Visits, 10/26/18

I celebrated a birthday earlier this week. My good friend, Dale Ditto, sent a card with news items from the year I was born: World Series Champions, New York Yankees U.S. Open Golf Winner, Ben Hogan Pro Football Champion, Los Angeles Rams Stanley Cup Winner, Toronto Maple Leafs NCAA Basketball Champions, KENTUCKY College Football Champions, […]

Mound Visits, 10/25/18

I’ve noticed that when I hide a mistake that I’ve made I lose a little respect for myself. I also feel unworthy of love. Then, it’s hard to love others. Sin makes everyone feel out of sync with God, ourselves and with those we love. At that point, you are not who God created you […]

Mound Visits, 10/24/18

“Completely” and “always” are powerful words. Let those words in the following verse sink in. “Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them.” (Hebrews 7:25) Jesus saves “completely” and He “always” lives to intercede for us! Keith Madison SCORE International

Mound Visits, 10/23/18

“When he (Jesus) noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. If so, the host who invited both of you […]

Mound Visits, 10/22/18

It’s a great privilege to be able to vote the first Tuesday in November. I encourage you to vote. But know that the men and women who win will make some mistakes. I hope and pray they lead well, but they will not be perfect. That’s why I place my trust in God. The Psalmist […]

Mound Visits, 10/19/18

I’ve heard it said that “When you take a step of faith, you step from darkness into light.” This quote reflects a great truth…faith isn’t always easy but it’s always worth it! We all need to take the “next step.” We all need to grow in our faith. After all, if you are standing still […]

Mound Visits, 10/18/18

I’m a father. I know. God wants to hear from you! When my sons stop by, call or even text I am always thrilled to hear from them. We are children of God. He is our Father. His capacity to love is far greater than mine. No matter what you have said. No matter what […]

Mound Visits, 10/17/18

In sports, it’s the “big things” that get noticed by the average fan; the walk-off home run, pitching a no-hitter or making a game winning catch. In reality, many times, it’s the small things in a game that helps a team win….getting the bunt down, hitting the cutoff, blocking a ball in the dirt with […]

Mound Visits, 10/16/18

Great communicators learn the art of listening. If my only form of communication is sharing my opinion or view, then regardless of the eloquence, I’m a poor communicator. When I take time to listen to someone, I show that I respect and honor that person. “Listening is an art that requires attention over talent, spirit […]

Mound Visits, 10/15/18

Sometimes, in the morning, I ask God to help me not to miss an opportunity that He may place before me during the day. I ask Him to help me to be a good listener (I talk a lot…my ears work better when my lips aren’t moving!). Be on the look out for the subtle […]