Mound Visits, 4/20/17

It’s important to “keep the main thing the main thing.” It’s easy to think, “if I can only obtain ‘this thing’ or ‘reach this goal’ then I will be fulfilled.” To prove my point, I’m asking you who are the following people and what did they achieve? Joe Belino Dave Cowens Jackie Jensen Norm VanBrocklin […]

Mound Visits, 4/19/17

My Little League coach impacted my life and countless others. He was the first person (outside of my family) who truly believed in me. He passed on to eternity yesterday. His influence on me and many other players, students and friends will live on. Jackie Robinson had the following inscribed on his gravestone 45 yrs […]

Mound Visits, 4/18/17

Recently, I heard someone say, “The world will give you a test; God wants to give you a testimony.” While the world is testing us, let’s remember how God inspired Isaiah many centuries ago: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen […]

Mound Visits, 4/17/17

If we carry our disappointments, anger or worry into each new day, we will have so much weight on our shoulders it will be hard to make it to the end of the day-much less reach our goals. There’s great freedom in spending time alone with Christ and discussing each disappointment, every fear, each source […]

Mound Visits, 4/16/17

Happy Easter to you all! Jesus was talking about the resurrection long before it occurred! A very important question, and the perfect answer: “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. […]

Mound Visits, 4/15/17

The reason Christ had to endure the cross is revealed throughout scripture. Dig deep, along with me, this morning to find this treasure in 2 Corinthians 5:17-21: (bold emphasis mine) “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who […]

Mound Visits, 4/14/17

“One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: ‘Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us!’ But the other criminal rebuked him. ‘Don’t you fear God,’ he said, ‘since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done […]

Mound Visits, 4/13/17

I overheard someone earlier this week, perhaps because Easter is approaching, question the deity of Christ. We are not certain who wrote the Book of Hebrews in the Bible, but whoever wrote it had no trouble honoring Jesus and worshipping Him. In the first chapter, third verse the author of Hebrews says this: “The Son […]

Mound Visits, 4/12/17

The guilt and shame Peter felt after denying he knew Christ after Jesus’ arrest must have been overwhelming. For several years Peter showed dedication, even boldness in following Jesus. But when it mattered most, he denied knowing Him three times. There is no denying Jesus’ love for Peter, and for us. In Mark16:5-7, immediately after […]

Mound Visits, 4/11/17

On Sunday, Christians will celebrate the most holy of days, Easter. Before the resurrection, there was, of course, the cross. I’ve often said, the greater pain of Christ on the cross wasn’t the results of the fist, lashing, thorns, nails and the spear. It was our guilt and shame heaped on to Him. There was […]