Mound Visits, 3/6/17

At the peak of my coaching career, I was experiencing a lot of guilt about being away from my family so much. I discussed this with a friend and he asked me to list my priorities. I said here’s what they SHOULD be: 1. God 2. Family 3. Career My guilt occurred because I was […]

Mound Visits, 3/4/17

My good friend, Steve Wigginton shared this with me yesterday: “Mike Tyson once said, ‘Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.’ In proverbs 19:21 we are told, ‘Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.’” Many times we develop a good plan for […]

Mound Visits, 3/3/17

Knowledge=power Wisdom=power and respect Neither can be used to their fullest extent without humility. No one enjoys being around some one who is “puffed up” with knowledge or overestimates his own wisdom. Knowledge, wisdom and humility, when combined, are attributes which make an effective leader. We should pursue all three relentlessly. Jesus said, “For everyone […]

Mound Visits, 3/2/17

We are all collectors. That’s not a bad thing…if we collect valuable things. If we’re not careful, we will collect trash…bitterness, hatred, resentment and negativity. Of course, it’s more productive and we’re more appealing if we store positive things such as knowledge, wisdom,humility and compassion. Eventually, it will be revealed what we are storing in […]

Mound Visits, 3/1/17

There have been times in my life when I have allowed worry to create a barrier between me and God. He wants us to come to Him, with open hands, palms up (figuratively) releasing our burden to Him. “…The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, […]

Mound Visits, 2/28/17

In just one day during Jesus’ earthly ministry, he fed over 5,000 with 5 small loaves of bread and two small fish, walked on the water, declared that He was the true bread from heaven that gives eternal life and then…many of his disciples left Him! After all of this, Jesus looked at the 12 […]

Mound Visits, 2/27/17

Emotional maturity, spiritual maturity and success will not occur without perseverance. “Men fail much more often from want of perseverance than want of talent.” (William Cobbett) “…you know the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (James 1:3,4)

Mound Visits, 2/26/17

This morning I was thinking of a Southern Gospel song I heard as a small boy. The title says it all, “Brighten the Corner Where You Are.” The song challenges us to ‘make a difference’ no matter what circumstance we find ourselves in. Make someone in your “corner” brighter and better today. Encourage someone. Challenge […]

Mound Visits, 2/25/17

We live in a divided nation. States, cities and even some churches our divided. I hate to admit this, but I’ve coached teams that were divided. Our state’s (Kentucky) motto is, “United we stand, divided we fall.” It’s not possible for us as independent thinking people to agree on everything, but that doesn’t mean we […]

Mound Visits, 2/24/17

British author C.S. Lewis once wrote, “A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.” As we witness the beauty of God’s creation and reflect on His great love for us, our […]