Mound Visits, 9/4/18

People often misuse His name, but as we go through the day, if we speak His name (even very softly) with faith and reverence, Jesus will give us peace, confidence and strength. Carry His name with you throughout the day. “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name […]

Mound Visits, 9/3/18

Whether it’s leading, relationships or family, communication is extremely important….especially when things begin to slip and we become anxious. God knows what’s on our minds and hearts, but He still wants to hear from us…even when we are anxious or struggling. Moses knew how important communicating with God is when he shared this prayer with […]

Mound Visits, 9/1/18

How can we lead if we don’t know those we are leading? How do we get to know them; understand them? We listen! “Good leaders motivate others by their listening skills. We are to: -avoid prejudicial first impressions -become less self-centered -withhold initial criticism -stay calm -listen with empathy -be active listeners -clarify what we […]

Mound Visits, 8/31/18

Humiliating mistakes I made during my 28 years as a coach: 1. Forgetting how many mound visits made in a long inning and having to bring in a pitcher not properly prepared into the game. Ouch 2. Turning in the wrong lineup card, and getting burned during a crucial part of the game because one […]

Mound Visits, 8/30/18

Why should we pray if God is an all-knowing God? 1. We are God’s children and He wants to hear from us just as we enjoy hearing from our children. Zeph. 3:17 2. It deepens our trust in God and provides peace. Phil. 4:6-7 3. Prayers causes us to depend on God. Isaiah 40:26 4. […]

Mound Visits, 8/29/18

The term “life changing” gets tossed around and overused, for sure. On TV commercials there are numerous things…cars, over the counter drugs and even shoes have been declared “life changing.” No one loves their pick-up truck more than me, but when I bought it three years ago it didn’t change my life. What changed my […]

Mound Visits, 8/27/18

“Then He got into the boat and His disciple followed Him. Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke Him, saying, ‘Lord save us! We’re going to drown!’ “He replied, ‘You of little faith, why are […]

Mound Visits, 8/24/18

I believe many of the ideas and dreams we have are inspiration from God. Enemies of our dreams are: 1. Discouragement (this can come from within, but it can also come from the most unlikely of sources…those close to us. Friends and family may be well-meaning….they may want to protect us from failing) 2. Procrastination […]

Mound Visits, 8/23/18

Each one of us will most likely have an opportunity today to make someone else’s life a little better…just a little brighter. There are people in you work space, on your staff or on your team who may be going through serious challenges; it could be an abuse, rejection, illness, depression or grief. We can, […]