Mound Visits, 12/31/16

Happy New Year! This will be a day that will see many make resolutions for the New Year. What were our resolutions last December 31? How many did we keep? Do we even remember what they were? For me, it’s better to make resolutions each day. It has been said that “each day is a […]

Mound Visits, 12/30/16

Life is full of both blessings and challenges. It’s easy to take the blessings for granted…health, the love of God and family, freedom, food, shelter, employment and much more. The challenges can be overwhelming sometimes. If we aren’t careful, they will dominate our thoughts. None of us are strong enough to “handle” all of life’s […]

Mound Visits, 12/29/16

A while back, SCORE International took a college basketball team to the Dominican Republic. After a game, it was learned that Dominican team they competed against had never had a pizza. The American team asked their coach if they could take the Dominican team out for a pizza. After the meal and before getting off […]

Mound Visits, 12/27/16

My friend Max Appel has said, “The healing of our nation doesn’t begin in the White House. It begins in our house.” “…each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” (Ephesians 5:33) “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in […]

Mound Visits, 12/25/16

Merry Christmas to you! Unfortunately, there are times we don’t “feel” merry. Failure, fear, sin, stress, illness, anxiety and despair…All of these situations can rob us of the peace and joy God wants us to have through Christ Jesus. When the burdens of life weigh heavy and we feel discouraged, whisper with reverence and awe […]

Mound Visits, 12/23/16

The Gift… “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is a GIFT from God–not by works, so that no one can boast…” Ephesians 2:8-9 “Thanks […]

Mound Visits, 12/22/16

Attitude. Perhaps the most important decision we make each day is “what attitude will I impact my family, co-workers and friends with today?” Our attitudes color our whole personality. If we carry a negative attitude with us we will accomplish less and make those around us miserable. If we exude a positive attitude, we will […]