Mound Visits, 3/31/17

In sports (and probably in all walks of life) set your standards and goals high and your chances of achieving success are much greater. If you set your goals and standards low, you will certainly underachieve. It’s similar spiritually. C.S. Lewis said this…”Aim at Heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth […]

Mound Visits, 3/30/17

Life gets very complicated at times. Truthfully, life can become downright messy. Most families, during a generation, experiences broken hearts, disappointments, illness and death. As you navigate these times of darkness, you may feel all alone. You are not. King David knew a lot about loneliness, sin, repentance, being hunted as fugitive, losing friends, the […]

Mound Visits, 3/29/17

“A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” (Proverbs 11:25) Most of us have an opportunity to be generous to someone else by offering financial support to person or family in need, a ministry or a missionary. There are many ways to give. We may give our time to serve […]

Mound Visits, 3/28/17

When my sons were very small, I would come home from work and immediately both boys would run to me with a big smile on their faces, jump in to my arms and give me a hug. Then, we would just enjoy each other’s presence for a few minutes. I would have been disappointed if […]

Mound Visits, 3/27/17

Paul “Bear” Bryant was obviously a great coach. He knew how to break down his ability to lead in simple way: “I’m just a plow hand…but I’ve learned how to hold a team together; how to lift some men up, how to calm others down, until…they’ve got one heartbeat.” Another “Paul” was a great leader, […]

Mound Visits, 3/25/17

Baseball is an unusual game. A manager or coach can actually run out on the field after a questionable call, argue and not receive any type of penalty and not get kicked out of a game (well, sometimes they do get tossed). In baseball, it’s become a part of the game and it’s expected. As […]

Mound Visits, 3/24/17

Change is hard, but it can be good. We all know that Babe Ruth started his career as a pitcher. His first six seasons he was an ace lefty. In a four year stretch, he won more games (78) than any other lefty. He even holds the record for the longest complete game win in […]

Mound Visits, 3/23/17

Inky Johnson is a former Tennessee Vol football player. A horrible injury on the field left him partially paralyzed. Now, God is using him in a different way. Inky is now a powerful and effective speaker. He recently said, “The world is not changed by your opinion. The world is changed by your example.” This […]

Mound Visits, 3/22/17

It’s easy to put our faith on the “back burner” if we are competing on the field, engaged in a political campaign or involved in some other endeavor we are passionate about. The truth of the matter is this: if we are followers of Christ, we should represent Him and be His ambassador in every […]

Mound Visits, 3/21/17

Pitcher, Brian Reed, finally made his high school team as a senior (he was cut his junior year). He attended Kentucky the following year and decided to try out for our team. We had a good staff, but lacked depth. The skinny right-hander didn’t throw very hard, but made the team as a walk-on…barely. That […]