Mound Visits, 1/7/19

Sharon and I just returned from the American Baseball Coaches Association Clinic in Dallas. There were over 6500 coaches there! It’s always so good to see a lot of friends and acquaintances…and a few very good, dear friends that I don’t see often because of geography. Someone once said, “Truly great friends are hard to […]

Mound Visits, 1/2/19

“We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God.” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer) The electronic devices in our lives keep us connected to work, family, friends and to hundreds, if not thousands, of people we don’t know. It’s hard to listen to God when our minds are connected to noise instead of the One […]

Mound Visits, 1/1/19

After a high school basketball game, I was feeling a little “too good” about my personal performance. My dad quietly said to me, “Son, you might break your arm patting yourself on the back.” It’s been almost 50 years, but I still remember that message. Humility doesn’t seem to be sought after by many in […]

Mound Visits, 12/31/18

Some of us have had a year of good health and prosperity; others have had health challenges or other trials. Some finish this year discouraged; others with hope and the excitement of a new beginning. Alexander McLaren said this: “Being in Christ, it is safe to forget the past; it is possible to be sure […]

Mound Visits, 12/29/18

We should be careful what we watch or read. If what we absorb into our minds and hearts is filled with hate, we will eventually become people who will have difficulty receiving or giving love. And, we must remember, God is all about His children giving and receiving love. Someone once said, “Your mind is […]

Mound Visits, 12/28/18

Many of us have already started to make plans for the New Year. We may be planning on saving more money, giving more, losing weight, getting in better shape, reading our Bible more, serving more or just being more disciplined. All of these goals are good, but I’m reminded of what Peter Marshall once said, […]

Mound Visits, 12/27/18

“I never look at the masses as my responsibility. I look at the individual. I can only love one person at a time.” (Mother Teresa) Jesus said, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you […]

Mound Visits, 12/24/18

Lights, Christmas Trees, Christmas Carols and Holiday Music, shopping, cooking, relatives, Santa, Christmas movies, parties and credit cards. Hopefully, we will all have fun today and tomorrow and we will enjoy the food, festivities and family. But may we all take some time to celebrate God’s great Gift to mankind–Jesus. “Today in the town of […]

Mound Visits, 12/21/18

My favorite Christmas movie is an old black and white version of “The Christmas Story” starring Alastair Sims. I love it because Ebenezer Scrooge goes from being , well, “Scrooge” to becoming a generous giver. He goes from being a cynic to a saint. That’s the transformational power of the love of Christ. “Do not […]