Mound Visits, 1/4/17

It’s uncomfortable for me to hear Christian’s argue with each other…. especially in the presence of non-believers. The Apostle Paul reminds us of this truth in Galatians 5:6, “The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” Non-believers will only know the Way if we show the Way through love.

Mound Visits, 1/3/17

God’s love for us is bigger than our doubts, fears, sins and our failures. I’m thankful that our salvation and His love for us isn’t based on performance. Jesus said, “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them […]

Mound Visits, 1/2/17

The most contented person is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least. My keys for contentment: 1. Focus more on others and less on myself. 2. Be thankful. (Faith, family, food, friends, freedom, clean water, shelter, clothing and health…that’s just a start) 3. Let go of past disappointments […]

Mound Visits, 12/31/16

Happy New Year! This will be a day that will see many make resolutions for the New Year. What were our resolutions last December 31? How many did we keep? Do we even remember what they were? For me, it’s better to make resolutions each day. It has been said that “each day is a […]

Mound Visits, 12/30/16

Life is full of both blessings and challenges. It’s easy to take the blessings for granted…health, the love of God and family, freedom, food, shelter, employment and much more. The challenges can be overwhelming sometimes. If we aren’t careful, they will dominate our thoughts. None of us are strong enough to “handle” all of life’s […]

Mound Visits, 12/29/16

A while back, SCORE International took a college basketball team to the Dominican Republic. After a game, it was learned that Dominican team they competed against had never had a pizza. The American team asked their coach if they could take the Dominican team out for a pizza. After the meal and before getting off […]

Mound Visits, 12/27/16

My friend Max Appel has said, “The healing of our nation doesn’t begin in the White House. It begins in our house.” “…each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” (Ephesians 5:33) “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in […]

Mound Visits, 12/25/16

Merry Christmas to you! Unfortunately, there are times we don’t “feel” merry. Failure, fear, sin, stress, illness, anxiety and despair…All of these situations can rob us of the peace and joy God wants us to have through Christ Jesus. When the burdens of life weigh heavy and we feel discouraged, whisper with reverence and awe […]

Mound Visits, 12/23/16

The Gift… “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is a GIFT from God–not by works, so that no one can boast…” Ephesians 2:8-9 “Thanks […]