Mound Visits, 5/8/17

I watched 24 innings of baseball yesterday (only two games, one lasted 15 innings and over 6 hours!). Sometimes, it goes un-noticed what happens behind the scenes during and after a game: the umpires never sit, the grounds crew must drag the field, the trainers ice sore arms and treat injuries, the concession workers clean […]

Mound Visits, 5/4/17

Whether you are an executive, a coach, a teacher, a foreman or a parent, we want the best from ourselves and for those we lead. In demanding excellence in stressful situations, do we get louder or do we exude confidence? A wise man once said, “Words that soak into your ears are usually whispered…and not […]

Mound Visits, 5/3/27

Have you ever said something to someone, then almost immediately wish you hadn’t said it? I have. It has been said, “you cannot ‘unsay’ a cruel word.” The book of James is filled with wisdom. The 5th chapter is all about “taming the tongue.” In verses 5 and 6 he compares the tongue to a […]

Mound Visits, 5/2/17

“It doesn’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.” That’s a clever and interesting quote…until someone deceives us or hurts us very deeply. But, forgiveness is interwoven into the fabric of our faith. The One we follow, Jesus, is ‘all about’ forgiveness. There is a freedom that comes when we forgive…even when the […]