Mound Visits, 4/29/17

Those of you who know me well know that I love my Ford F-150 pickup truck (perhaps a little too much). Author/Philosopher, C.S. Lewis once said, “All these toys were never intended to possess my heart. My true good is in another world and my only true treasure is Christ.” That is so true. My […]

Mound Visits, 4/27/17

I have a friend who I respect. I know that he cares for me enough to let me know when my attitude gets off-track or if I am not giving my best effort. He looks me in the eye and speaks truth to me. It’s uncomfortable sometimes, but later I’m always thankful. If you don’t […]

Mound Visits, 4/26/17

In the ninth chapter of John, Jesus heals a blind man who had been blind from birth. The religious leaders (the Pharisees) didn’t believe this miracle. They questioned the blind man, his parents, and accused Jesus of sinning because He healed on the Sabbath. After questioning the blind man a second time, he simply told […]

Mound Visits, 4/25/17

If we want to represent Christ, we should perform whatever task we have scheduled today with excellence. Whether you are a laborer, executive, educator, coach or and athlete, pursue excellence. Unless our best effort is given in the workplace, field or court, no matter how much scripture we quote to people, it will go unheard […]

Mound Visits, 4/24/17

Isn’t it ironic that when Pilate was questioning Jesus that he asked Him, “What is truth?” (John 18:38) Of course, Truth was standing right in front of him but he either refused to see or he really wasn’t earnestly seeking truth. Author C.S. Lewis once said, “Thirst was made for water, inquiry for truth.” In […]

Mound Visits, 4/23/17

Abraham Lincoln often quoted poet John Lyndgate with these true words: “You can please some of the people all the time, you can please all the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” We have more peace in our life and we are so much […]

Mound Visits, 4/21/17

As a former coach I always enjoy talking about my former players. I talk about how “this one” is a doctor, “that one” is a pastor, teacher, coach or a successful businessman. To be honest, I don’t like to talk about those who are struggling and perhaps even in despair. We all have struggles, battle […]

Mound Visits, 4/20/17

It’s important to “keep the main thing the main thing.” It’s easy to think, “if I can only obtain ‘this thing’ or ‘reach this goal’ then I will be fulfilled.” To prove my point, I’m asking you who are the following people and what did they achieve? Joe Belino Dave Cowens Jackie Jensen Norm VanBrocklin […]

Mound Visits, 4/19/17

My Little League coach impacted my life and countless others. He was the first person (outside of my family) who truly believed in me. He passed on to eternity yesterday. His influence on me and many other players, students and friends will live on. Jackie Robinson had the following inscribed on his gravestone 45 yrs […]