Mound Visits, 2/19/19

Each one of us will attempt dozens of mundane task today and perhaps even a few major challenges. It’s how we perform the daily, mundane tasks that will set us apart. “Do the ordinary things in an extraordinary way.” (Coach George Allen-Rams, Redskins) “But just as you excel in everything–in faith, in speech, in knowledge, […]

Mound Visits, 2/18/19

Don’t let what others think about you define you. “Learn from others Be inspired by others Be sharpened by others But Be yourself.” (Christine Cain) “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10) Keith Madison SCORE International

Mound Visits, 2/16/19

“The danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” (Michelangelo) “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” (Proverbs 6:3) “When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong […]

Mound Visits, 2/15/19

Many who read these text messages each morning are division l baseball coaches who will be starting a new season today. But, the following benediction is good for all of us as we embark on a new day: May God’s love surround you, God’s Spirit guide you, God’s whisper cheer you, God’s peace calm you, […]

Mound Visits, 2/14/19

Years ago, in trying to encourage my sons and my baseball players to hang out with the right people, I would remind them of this: “You are who you’re with.” If we follow Christ and if we strive to be more like Him, we should “hang out” with him often. “So then, just as you […]

Mound Visits, 2/13/19

Along with me, please fill in the blanks: I would have more joy in my life if only _______. I could have more peace in my life if _________. I would feel better about myself if only _________. I would feel closer to God if _________. (We don’t need to share the answers. This is […]

Mound Visits, 2/12/19

Eternity. That’s a heavy thought and it’s hard to “get our minds around it. Solomon was the wisest of the wise. He said this about eternity: “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to […]

Mound Visits, 2/9/19

My main ingredient in the recipe for a successful team, staff, organization or business is a healthy portion of humility. Not the kind of humility that robs people of confidence, but the kind described in Philippians 2:3-4, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each […]

Mound Visits, 2/8/19

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about my age. Thinking more than praying. When would it please God for me to retire or when should I slow down? Yesterday, I was talking to a very young man and he said, “Coach, when I saw you this morning, it came to me that I need to […]