Mound Visits, 11/22/16

  It’s incredible and humbling that the Creator of the universe wants to spend time with us. “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” (Revelation 3:20) He doesn’t  barge in and […]

Mound Visits, 11/21/16

  Coach John Wooden was a great coach and a man of wisdom. One of my favorite Coach Wooden quotes is “be quick, but don’t be in a hurry.” He knew that as a coach this would reduce the number of turnovers for his team. Jesus’ half brother, James, was a great spiritual coach. He […]

Mound Visits, 11/18/16

  We all know that a team effort garners more results than an individual effort. Wise King Solomon knew this many centuries ago: “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4:12). Don’t miss this… Before you start a major initiative, a season or […]

Mound Visits, 11/17/16

  As believers, we must never allow our faith in Christ and serving Him cross over to self righteousness or haughtiness. A nose in the air does not reflect the love of Christ. We must remember that any righteousness we have is on loan from Jesus. It’s all about Him. “But when the kindness and […]

Mound Visits, 11/16/16

  God’s perception of leadership is much different than man’s. It’s not the person who communicates best, performs best or even the one with the most charisma. God sees a true leader as the one who serves best. “The greatest among you will be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever […]

Mound Visits, 11/15/16

  If the inner voice you’re listening to tells you that you’re worthless or you can’t be forgiven, you are listening to the wrong voice. Jesus said this: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10). Satan […]

Mound Visits, 11/14/16

  “Every good and perfect gift is from above…” (James 1:17) Several years ago, a very talented played crossed the line between ‘swag’ and arrogance. It affected his effort and our team chemistry. One day during practice I called him over and privately asked him, “who gave you the ability you have?” After a few […]

Mound Visits, 11/2/16

  If there are problems facing you today that seem insurmountable, help is on the way. You don’t have to face them alone. “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7) When the day ahead of me seems overwhelming, I often say a simple prayer something like this: “Jesus, […]

Mound Visits, 11/1/16

  Life is good! Life can also be hard and provide disappointment, failure, sadness and pain. It’s important not to confuse God with life. Life is up and down. God is consistent and never changing. People and situations may change but God is with you and for you! “…be strong and courageous. Do not be […]

Mound Visits, 10/31/16

  “Humility is not thinking less of yourself. It is thinking of yourself less.” C.S. Lewis I woke up very early this morning with the words “stand firm” going over and over in my mind. The enemy wants to take us down, destroy our families, rob of us of joy and diminish our influence. Peter […]