Mound Visits, 9/15/16

  When David was preparing to take on the giant Goliath in a one on one battle, everyone around him was talking about Goliath’s size, his defiant attitude and their fear of him. David, a teenager at this time, only talked about God. All of us, at one time or another, has a “Goliath” in […]

Mound Visits, 9/14/16

  If you haven’t already, I hope that you can find some time today to be alone, to “clear your head” from the busyness of the very hectic pace of today’s world. Quiet helps us listen to the Spirit of God. When I’m “out of step” with God, I avoid being alone. Or, does the […]

Mound Visits, 9/12/16

  Our motives are important to God. A few of the many references to the attitude of the heart: “The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7) “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is […]

Mound Visits, 9/8/16

  There’s plenty of things to discourage us. There’s always someone or something that will bring you down. But there are even more things to encourage you and lift you up. Example: Watch the news and you will think “what in the world is going on with our nation?” But, hear me out…we still live […]

Mound Visits, 9/7/16

  Sometimes we think that the struggles and anxiety caused by our own mistakes and sin are not God’s concern. I can assure you that is not the case. When we turn to God in repentance, He will bear the weight of those struggles. Don’t submit to the circumstances, but to the Lord who controls […]

Mound Visits, 9/6/16

  In Paul’s era of religious controversies, it wasn’t music that was controversial in the church, it was whether Gentiles should be circumcised like their Christ following Jewish brothers! What was Paul’s response to this issue? “The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” (Galatians 5:6) Paul, like Jesus, didn’t want rules […]

Mound Visits, 9/3/16

  One of John Wooden’s famous quotes was, “Be quick, but don’t be in a hurry.” Jesus’ half brother, James had a somewhat similar thought 2,000 years ago: “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,” James 1:19 NIV http://bible.com/111/jas.1.19.niv