Mound Visits, 1/31/17

Bob Russell tells the story of a little boy who once wrote a note to his grandmother which said, “Dear Grandma, I hope you live all your life.” One of the things that used to frustrate me as a coach was to see players going through the motions instead of playing with passion. Jesus didn’t […]

Mound Visits, 1/30/17

It’s great when we have strong convictions…that means we really care and have passion. But, as Christians, when we return hostility to those who are hostile to our faith, everyone loses. My pastor recently reminded us that our convictions may offend others, but our manner should never offend. In Proverbs 15:1, we learn, “A gentle […]

Mound Visits, 1/27/17

Author C.S. Lewis once accurately said, “No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.” As a matter of fact, some well meaning people give up on “being good” because it’s a battle that can’t be won on our own. God understands our battle with sin and chooses […]

Mound Visits, 1/26/17

Your growth in business, education or society may be limited by contacts, the schools you attended or your family’s status. Your spiritual growth is unlimited. With spiritual maturity comes peace, strength, humility, grace and confidence. We have no excuse. We can become the best versions of ourselves. “Yet He is not partial to princes, nor […]

Mound Visits, 1/25/17

Are you engaged or enraged? If you don’t like your work environment, the direction your country is going or if your personal relationships are falling part, become engaged, not enraged. Pray for our leaders, pray for those who are hard to get along with and then get engaged in the process of improving the situation. […]

Mound Visits, 1/24/17

Having the right attitude is more than thinking positively about your goals and dreams. It’s also about taking the time to recognize the difference between an interruption and an opportunity. In the parable of the Good Samaritan, the priest and the Levite “passed by” the other side of the robbed, beaten and naked man because […]

Mound Visits, 1/23/17

We aren’t born with a good, bad, positive or negative attitude. We choose our attitudes each morning when we start our day. And, we choose whether negative comments from others or bad weather, obnoxious people or a traffic jam will sour an otherwise positive attitude. Don’t allow people or potholes interfere with your goals and […]

Mound Visits, 1/21/17

What we talk about and how we say it reveals much about our character. If we have a desire to lead, encourage and make a positive difference in someone’s life with our words, we must first examine our hearts. Fill your heart with positive, noble information and thoughts. Jesus said: “The good man brings good […]

Mound Visits, 1/20/17

No matter what occupation you have or the tasks you have ahead of you today, it should be accomplished with excellence as your goal. If we want co-workers and those we lead to respect us, we should give our best effort each day with a positive attitude. The Apostle Paul said it this way, “Whatever […]