Mound Visits, 1/6/20

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” (John Quincy Adams) “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” ‭‭(Philippians‬ […]

Mound Visits, 1/1/20

Abraham Lincoln once said, “the best way to predict the future is to create it.” We don’t control everything in our lives, but God gives us many blank pages in the book that is known as “2020.” He also gives us a pen to fill those pages with dreams, goals and plans. I encourage you […]

Mound Visits, 12/30/19

Jesus knew that His followers would miss the mark. Even though we say things and do things that disappoint Him, He forgives and continues to love us. Since I know of His grace, perhaps I should be more tolerant and forgiving of people who see things differently or say things that don’t set well with […]

Mound Visits, 12/28/19

My good friend, Max Appel, has shared the following with me several times during our long friendship: “I’m not who I should be. I’m not what I could be. I’m not what I’m going to be. But thanks be to God, I’m not what I used to be!” “being confident of this, that he who […]

Mound Visits, 12/24/19

On the night of Jesus’ birth, perhaps God spoke to the shepherds through the “angel of the Lord” because He wanted to speak to someone who wasn’t too busy to listen. “But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. […]

Mound Visits, 12/19/19

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions” (Stephen Covey) “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–His good and perfect will.” (Romans […]

Mound Visits, 12/17/19

It’s human nature to want to control circumstances. We want safety. We want to protect those we love. We want our hard work to “pay off.” We want to win. It’s only through surrender and in faith that we understand that the safest place to be is in the will of God. “your kingdom come, […]