Mound Visits, 7/18/17

“By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, EVEN THOUGH HE DID NOT KNOW WHERE HE WAS GOING.” (Hebrews 11:8…emphasis mine) “Abraham didn’t know the final destination, but it didn’t stop him from taking the first step in the journey…If you take the first […]

Mound Visits, 8/17/17

My friend, John Withers, often asks people, “How are you ‘faithing’ today?” Blaise Pascal once said this about faith: “In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.” “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do […]

Mound Visits, 8/15/17

In professional baseball, players tend to be labeled by coaches, managers and the front office. “His feet are slow,” “he can’t hit the breaking ball,” “his fastball has no ‘life’,” etc. No matter how hard a player works during the off-season to improve, those labels seem to stick. Thankfully, God doesn’t label us. He continues […]

Mound Visits, 8/14/17

Jesus grew up in Joseph and Mary’s house learning how to be a carpenter. He was a carpenter’s son. He is also an architect who has redesigned millions upon millions of hearts, including mine. Jesus is trying to clean out the selfishness, jealousy, envy, pride and fear and replace them with love, forgiveness, generosity, peace […]

Mound Visits, 8/12/17

Babe Ruth, at one time, was the most famous person in the world. His notoriety was like Michael Jordan, Mohammad Ali and Humphrey Bogart all rolled in to one. When he retired from baseball, he had set numerous records, including home runs (714), RBI (2214), walks (2062) and….strikeouts. The Sultan of Swing struck out 1330 […]

Mound Visits, 8/11/17

God listens. What we say to Him matters. He doesn’t hear eloquent words or stammering, He hears our hearts. Don’t give up. He doesn’t ignore your heart felt plea. “I cry out to the Lord; I pray to the Lord for mercy.” (Psalm 142:1) Keith Madison SCORE International

Mound Visits, 8/10/17

Attitude is a choice. It’s perhaps the most important choice we can make today. We can choose to be positive and have a productive day while encouraging those around us…Or, we can choose a negative attitude and be miserable and make every one around us miserable, as well. Choose to smile and to bring a […]

Mound Visits, 8/9/17

“If we do the little things like they are big things, then God will do the big things like they are little things. (From “Draw the Circle” by Mark Batterson) When we work, we work; when we pray, God works. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, […]

Mound Visits, 8/8/17

As hard as we may try, we all fall short of being righteous. Paul even declared in Romans 3:10, “”There is no one righteous, not even one.” But God, in His incredible love for us, gave to us the Righteous One, Jesus Christ. Paul also said in 2 Corinthians 5:21, “God made Him who had […]