Mound Visits, 6/5/17

In sports, it’s incredibly important in a game situation for a player to trust his coach. Without trust, failure is imminent. Can we trust Christ to take us home when we take our final breath? Listen to what Jesus says in John 10:28: “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one […]

Mound Visits, 6/2/17

This is a “good news”-“bad news” message, but I will give you the bad news first: We are all going to have challenges, trials and troubles during our lives. You may be experiencing some today. Jesus warns of this in John 16:33, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have […]

Mound Visits, 5/31/17

We can learn from our mistakes, but we should never dwell on them. Dwelling on the past simply bogs us down and prohibits us from moving forward. Former Negro League pitcher and Hall of Famer, Satchel Paige once said, “Don’t look back, something might be gaining on you.” If you’ve ever tried to win a […]

Mound Visits, 5/30/17

It’s only natural that we want to be happy. We look for happiness in relationships, careers, travel, houses, cars and even what we wear. Many times we find happiness, but it’s fleeting and temporary, so we continue our search. In my experience, when we seek God, and spend time with Him, we find something more […]

Mound Visits, 5/29/17

The first house I remember living in had no running water. We drew water from a well and used the bathroom in an outdoor toilet. The house was located a mile off the beaten path on a gravel road, 5 miles from the closest town in very rural Kentucky. It may sound poor, backward and […]

Mound Visits, 5/27/17

A wise coach once told me, “there are three types of players on every team: Winners, Participants and Joiners. The ‘Joiners’ are just happy to be on the team. The ‘Participants’ are pleased if they get a chance to play. The ‘Winners’ are who every coach recognizes. Coaches want as many ‘Winners’ as possible on […]

Mound Visits, 5/26/17

Our identity shouldn’t be that we are a coach, player, businessman or community leader. Our identity should be “in Christ.” It’s OK to take this personally… “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) Yes, for us. It’s personal. He loves you […]

Mound Visits, 5/25/17

After reading a quote by author, Max Lucado, I decide to do a quick study about man’s heart…my heart. First of all, Max said this: “You change your life by changing your heart.” My short Study took me to these verses: Proverbs 27:19 “As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man.” […]

Mound Visits, 5/24/17

Illness, financial woes, job insecurity, broken relationships…when we face trouble, and we all do, where do you go for help? C.S. Lewis asked the question this way, “To what will you look for help if you will not look to that which is stronger than yourself?” God Himself gives us comfort in Isaiah 41:10: “So […]

Mound Visits, 5/23/17

Rosa Parks knew something about taking a stand for what she knew in her heart was right. Actually, “she took a seat” for what is right. Her bravery is a symbol for the civil rights movement. Now, streets, schools, parks and buildings are named in honor of this small, elderly woman. She once said, “People […]