Mound Visits, 9/18/17

Charles Spurgeon once said, “Every man was born a Pharisee.” Of course, the Pharisees were a self-righteous religious sect who became so jealous of Jesus they eventually plotted to kill Him. Their pride prohibited them from humbling themselves before Jesus. In Philippians 2:3, Paul gave this advice: “In humility count others more significant than yourselves.” […]

Mound Visits, 9/16/17

Many times I pray, asking God to change someone. Occasionally, in ways only He can reveal, He lets me know that I’m the one who needs to change. “Why do you look st the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” (Luke 6:41) Keith […]

Mound Visits, 9/15/17

Attitude is a choice. We may choose to carry a negative attitude today and be miserable and cause everyone around us to be miserable, as well. Or, we may decide to have a positive attitude which will help us accomplish more while encouraging others along the way. Reading God’s Word will help us with our […]

Mound Visits, 9/14/17

For some of us, our prayers may seem awkward; for others, repetitious; and some may pray infrequently. But if our prayers are honest and from the heart, God listens. When we pray honestly and from the heart, our prayers are more powerful than we can imagine. The power is not from us, but in the […]

Mound Visits, 9/12/17

Success in one area of our lives may cause us to be arrogant in all areas of our lives. Likewise, a failure in one area of our lives may make us lose confidence in every area of our lives. Winston Churchill once said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage […]

Mound Visits, 9/11/17

Life’s journey, and even our “faith journey,” is often filled with steep hills to climb, low valleys, pot holes, detours and other challenges to discourage us. Even so, God often gives us beautiful vistas along the way. For people of faith, the final destination will be well worth the twists and turns along the way. […]

Mound Visits, 9/9/17

Last winter at the American Baseball Coaches Association Clinic I was very proud to among 4,000 coaches listening to one of my former players, Andy Green (manager, San Diego Padres), speak to us about coaching and leadership. He made the following statement: “Dominate every detail and you can overcome every obstacle.” Many times we spend […]

Mound Visits, 9/8/17

A very good friend reminded me yesterday that in life “we are all entering a storm, in a storm or coming out of a storm.” The good news is that we don’t have to go through the storms alone. Mark 4:38-39 “Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke Him and […]

Mound Visits, 9/7/17

This morning I finished a compelling, challenging and convicting book about prayer, “Draw the Circle” by Mark Batterson. Here’s a short excerpt: “If we change the way we pray, everything changes. It changes the way we work, the way we parent, and the way we lead. It changes the way we prioritize and strategize. It […]