Mound Visits, 10/5/16

  When asked about regretting not being allowed to pitch in MLB in his prime, the great Negro League pitcher, Satchel Paige, used to say, “Don’t look behind you, somebody be gaining on you.” How true. If we are constantly looking at how someone mistreated us in the past, or mistakes we have made it […]

Mound Visits, 10/4/16

If we choose gratitude today, what kind of day will we have? All day today, let’s thank God for the big gifts and the small gifts He has given to us; those we love, the clothes that we wear, the food we eat, our health, the car we drive, the income we receive, the beauty […]

Mound Visits, 10/3/16

  Have you ever purchased something you’ve been wanting for a long time and in just a few weeks the excitement wears off? I have. From a Roman prison, Paul wrote this: “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it […]

Mound Visits, 10/1/16

  We want to be independent and to accomplish things on our own, but that’s not God’s plan for us. He wants us to learn to work as a team in order to reach our goals. Solomon understood this and shared this wisdom with us: “Two are better than one, because they have a good […]

Mound Visits, 9/30/16

  Many times people with little or no faith attempt to destroy the faith of believers with questions most of us can’t answer. Charles Stanley said recently, “If we could answer all of the questions about God, that would place us equal with God–that will never happen.” From personal experience, I have discovered that even […]

Mound Visits, 9/29/16

  Back in the mid-’90’s during the 1st half of a very competitive SEC schedule, we were rolling. We hadn’t lost a series and we were battling for 1st in our division and ranked in the top 10. Our A.D. was working on bids to host a regional. Then…we dropped like a rock and didn’t […]

Mound Visits, 9/28/16

  Many people believe in Christ, but because of peer pressure or popular opinion they never acknowledge Him. It was the same 2000 yrs ago when John wrote his gospel. “Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in Him. But because of the Pharisees they would not confess their faith for […]

Mound Visits, 9/27/16

  When I was a young coach I was very inconsistent in my walk with Christ. I was easily influenced (both positively and negatively)by other coaches I admired. In Philippians 4:1 Paul encourages his friends in Philippi to “stand firm.” How do we stand firm and be more consistent? He tells us in Phil.3:20-21. He […]

Mound Visits, 9/26/16

  Life is uncertain. The main stories from Twitter yesterday; Jose Fernandez dead at 24, Arnold Palmer dead at 87 and Les Miles fired at LSU. When we are fired, hospitalized or face eternity we need something to hold on to that is much stronger and more stable than we are. If you have time […]

Mound Visits, 9/23/16

  Recently, I’ve limited myself to only 30 minutes of network news each day. I found myself discouraged and sometimes even angry after watching the negative commentary too much. Like athletes train their bodies for competition, we all should likewise train our minds to be sharp and positive. “…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever […]