Mound Visits, 10/25/19

From Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son: “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead […]

Mound Visits, 10/23/19

There is much in this world to discourage us…if we allow it. We are not called to hide and to be silent, but in 1 Corinthians 16:13 Paul motivates us to handle adversity in five concise steps: Be on your guard Stand firm in the faith Be men of courage Be strong Do everything in […]

Mound Visits, 10/18/19

As we were traveling on a bus near San Pedro in the Dominican Republic last week, I asked a freshman baseball player, “What is your number one takeaway from playing and serving in the D.R. so far?” His answer surprised me. “The first day, driving from the airport, I saw poverty and living conditions like […]

Mound Visits, 10/17/19

Paul E. Miller gives a wonderful depiction of where God is when we are going through challenging times, or what he calls the “desert.” “The best gift of the desert is God’s presence. We see this in Psalm 23. In the beginning of the Psalm, the Shepherd is in front of me—‘he leads me beside […]

Mound Visits, 10/16/19

Many times when things are going well I don’t think about God’s goodness. When things go wrong, I sometimes question God. God’s love for me is the same during the good times and the hard times. “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” […]

Mound Visits, 10/4/19

Heading down to the Dominican Republic with the University of Louisville baseball team this morning. Serving, Sharing, Competing and Team Building. Mound Visits will resume next week. Prayers appreciated! “Whoever wants to serve me must follow me, so that my servant will be with me where I am. And my Father will honor anyone who […]

Mound Visits, 10/3/19

Sometimes the burdens of life become far too heavy to carry alone. That’s when it’s very good to ask someone to pray for you. Several years ago, Country singer Ricky Skaggs sang a beautiful song about this: “Somebody’s prayin, I can feel it Somebody’s prayin’ for me Mighty hands are guiding me To protect what […]

Mound Visits, 9/27/19

“Christians are not better than non-Christians. Christians aren’t superior, but our Savior is.” (“A Praying Life” by Paul E. Miller) “He saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy….” (Titus 3:5) Keith Madison SCORE International