Mound Visits, 6/30/17

What are our motives for doing good deeds for others? Jesus teaches much about this in the 6th chapter of Matthew. In the first two verses He says, “Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your father […]

Mound Visits, 6/29/17

If we need to change our life or change something in our lives, first we need to change our hearts. King David knew this quite well when he offered this prayer to God: “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10) Keith Madison SCORE International

Mound Visits, 6/28/17

When we go through challenges, trials or need to make major decisions, it’s good to ask a friend to pray for us. Jesus said, “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:20) “A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4:12) Keith Madison SCORE […]

Mound Visits, 6/27/17

I believe God loves to give gifts to us; Gifts such as forgiveness, grace, wisdom, answered prayers and even eternal life. I also believe He smiles, perhaps even laughs, when He gives gifts and surprises to us…much like we do when we give gifts and surprises to our own children on Christmas morning. Only He […]

Mound Visits, 6/24/17

When we have a goal, it’s always good to verbalize that goal in the presence of someone we trust. It’s one thing to have a dream or goal in out hearts, but it’s a whole, new dynamic to speak it! Once we share it with someone, now we become accountable to the other person. Accountability […]

Mound Visits, 6/23/17

In life, there are disappointments, heartbreak, loss, grief, rejection, false accusations and struggles. But there is also grace. Martha Snell Nicholson once beautifully wrote, “(God) never gives a thorn without this added grace, He takes the thorn to pin aside the veil which hides His face.” We are given a glimpse of the way Jesus […]

Mound Visits, 6/22/17

Earlier this week I returned from Omaha where we “wisely” have our ABCA Board Meeting during the College World Series. After the night game one evening, I spent some time talking to two other former coaches and very good friends. Between the three of us, there was over 80 years of college coaching experience and […]

Mound Visits, 6/21/17

I often talk and even brag about my former players. Many are good fathers and husbands. There are successful businessmen, doctors, pastors, attorneys, coaches, teachers, farmers, engineers, MLB players and even a manager….one is even a member of the President’s cabinet. But that is not the complete picture. Life isn’t always ideal. I have two […]

Mound Visits, 6/20/17

The words we speak are important. They can encourage or discourage. They can bring laughter or sadness. They can bring truth or deception. They can build up or destroy. “A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.” (Proverbs 25:11) Keith Madison SCORE International