Mound Visits, 3/24/18

Back in January, good friend, Rich Maloney, recommended a book to me. Several people who receive my text messages each morning are reading this book now. The book is called “2 Chairs” and was written by Bob Beaudine. In the book, Bob asks three questions: 1. Does God know your situation? YES 2. Is it […]

Mound Visits, 3/23/18

Many years ago, a friend gave a book to me called “The Table of Inwardness.” It changed my entire concept of worship. The author, Calvin Miller, wrote about “outward worship,” going to church, attending Bible Study, giving to the poor and to missionaries. Those are all very good things to do. Then, he discussed “inwardness”–spending […]

Mound Visits, 3/21/18

Every time I hear about a tragedy in another part of our nation or friend who is in critical condition, I become very thankful, at least for a while, for my family. Much of that thankfulness is a part of God’s plan to give us wisdom. Part of Moses’ prayer in Psalm 90:12 says, “Teach […]

Mound Visits, 3/19/18

We spend most of our lives wanting acceptance from our parents, our peers or an employer. Many times, not finding this acceptance causes misery. When this desire for acceptance begins to wear on us, we need to remember this verse: “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to […]

Mound Visits, 3/15/18

The word “blessing” gets used a lot. It’s a good word. But blessings, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. For the family of my young friend, Coleton, being able to hear him speak a new word is a blessing. Coleton is the 10 year old boy you may remember me requesting prayer […]

Mound Visits, 3/14/18

Recently, I read this quote by former Navy Seal, Nick Hays: “You don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to your level of perpetration. “…be prepared in season and out of season…” (2 Timothy 4:2) “In your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you […]

Mound Visits, 3/12/18

God doesn’t require us to “get it all together” before we come to Him. He wants us to come to Him so that He can help us “get it together.” If you want to turn from sin, God says, “Come now, let us reason together. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white […]

Mound Visits, 3/8/18

When disappointments invade my life, I can either blame someone else, feel sorry for myself, or use them as an opportunity to learn and grow. Recently, I ran across this prayer. I don’t know who prayed this prayer, but it’s a great one for me to remember: “Lord Jesus, you embraced your cross to redeem […]

Mound Visits, 3/7/18

– [ ] Many of us are angry with the way Christians are portrayed in the media, in movies and on television. Some even defend our faith by hurling back insults in social media. I must admit, I’m tempted at times to do that as well. – [ ] When Jesus was arrested, Peter drew […]

Mound Visits, 3/6/18

Jesus didn’t give His life on a cruel cross to forgive us for a few of our sins. He gave His life to forgive all of our sins…past, present and future! Because of this wondrous sacrifice, we can have a relationship with God, freedom from sin and eternal life! “He forgave us all our sins…” […]