Mound Visits, 1/30/18

“Is there one decision you could make today that’ll make tomorrow better?” “Is there one change you could make today that’ll make tomorrow better?” Zig Ziglar A commandment from the Lord to Joshua: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God […]

Mound Visits, 1/29/18

C.S. Lewis once said, “In our own cases we accept excuses too easily; in other people’s, we don’t accept them easily enough.” This quote reminds me of what Jesus said: “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” (Luke […]

Mound Visits, 1/27/18

How do we react when we develop a plan, work the plan, but our plan doesn’t go as planned? A few answers come to mind…anger, discouragement, bitterness, disappointment, for sure. Usually, after experiencing these emotions, my best course of action is to surrender these emotions, and my failed plan, to God with an open mind, […]

Mound Visits, 1/26/18

On January 13 one of my best friend’s from high school shared with me that her 10 year old grandson, Coleton, was severely injured while being pulled behind a Four-wheeler on a sled. He’s been in a coma since the accident. This morning doctors find it necessary to remove bone fragments in his brain in […]

Mound Visits, 1/25/18

God blesses each one of us with gifts and also passion(s). Many times, people are able to utilize those gifts and passions in their work. Other times, people use their gifts and whatever they are passionate about in serving others or in a hobby. The important thing is to use them! In doing so, you […]

Mound Visits, 1/23/18

Often the challenges in life beat us down and cause us to feel physically, emotionally and even spiritually drained. We feel like there’s nothing “left in the tank” for our family or ourselves. Jesus said this to the weary: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. […]

Mound Visits, 1/22/18

Sometimes, when I see arrogance in athletics, entertainment, academia, politics or business, I think about what I heard someone say years ago: “People are like a turtle on a fence post. They are on top, but they certainly didn’t get there without a lot of help.” “For who makes you different than anyone else? What […]

Mound Visits, 1/18/18

When we have a need, God wants us to ask Him for help and direction. In Hebrews 4:16 we are encouraged in our approach to prayer: “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” When we […]

Mound Visits, 1/15/18

If you aren’t sure about where you stand, set aside 5 minutes for this one… One observation during my many years as a baseball coach: Some players try too hard to become “perfect”, they are tight, stressed and have no fun playing the game. For others, they realize the game is too hard for them […]

Mound Visits, 1/12/18

Has there ever been a era when people have been this distracted from having peace. The more “conveniences” we possess, the busier we become. David was a king, he had to be distracted by many things. He must have been very busy, as well. Yet, he penned this: “He leads me beside quiet waters, He […]