Mound Visits, 6/17/19

Many years ago, as a minor league baseball player, an outfielder on our team always seemed to have a smile and the ability to exude “positive vibes” no matter the circumstances. He could go 3-4 or 0-4, and he seemed to be at peace and made all those around him feel better about themselves. He […]

Mound Visits, 6/14/19

Mickey Mantle once said, “You don’t know how easy this game is until you get up in that broadcast booth.” Mickey was right. Whether we are broadcasting or coaching, the longer we’re away from the playing the game and the more we talk about the game, the easier it seems to be…from a distance. Whether […]

Mound Visits, 6/12/19

There are times in life when we find ourselves both physically and emotionally drained. It sometimes feels as though we have nothing left to give. During these times, it’s imperative that we find rest for our minds and bodies and refreshment for our souls. When we are dehydrated we need fluids. When we are starving […]

Mound Visits, 6/11/19

God doesn’t want us to be religious, He wants us to be real. “Religion says, ‘I obey, therefore I’m accepted.’ Christianity says, ‘I’m accepted, therefore I obey.’” (Tim Keller) “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and truth.” (1 John 3:18) Keith Madison SCORE International

Mound Visits, 6/10/19

Our lives can change in an instant…an accident, an unexpected diagnosis from a doctor, a relationship ending conversation with a spouse or the death of a loved one. God can take traumatic incidents and turn them in to a season of growth, maturity, completeness and even, in time, give us peace. “He restores my soul…” […]

Mound Visits, 6/8/19

Paul instructed the church at Corinth to “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1). Paul was obviously very confident of his character. Many leaders have the “do as I say, not as I do” mentality. That leadership style is hollow, at best. Speaking of athletes, Rod Olson has said, […]

Mound Visits, 6/7/19

When things don’t go my way, it’s easy for me to turn to self pity instead of turning to God. Elisabeth Elliot wisely said, “The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances.” “I pray that out if His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit […]

Mound Visits, 6/6/19

We are sons and daughters of the God the Father. This is an incredible thought and an overwhelming reality. Let this magnificent truth penetrate your soul today and be thankful. “What is a Christian? The question can be answered in many ways, but the richest answer I know is that a Christian is one who […]

Mound Visits, 6/5/19

A spoiled child will only communicate with parents only when they want something. I don’t want my prayer life to be like that of a spoiled child. Because of God’s love for us, He wants to heal our broken hearts, but He also wants to hear from us in our joy and in our victories. […]

Mound Visits, 6/4/19

No devotional this morning, but instead an invitation to serve with us in the Dominican Republic. A group of Americans will be going down with our organization, SCORE International, November 10-14 to conduct free baseball clinics for about 5,000 young, passionate Dominican players. (You don’t have to be a baseball coach or a player…there are […]