Mound Visits, 10/30/17

Servant Leadership. Jesus was the perfect example of this effective dynamic. He knew that His time had come… “So He got up from the meal, took off His outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around His waist. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash His disciples feet, drying them with […]

Mound Visits, 10/28/17

Everyone is important. Everything matters. “We have this notion that we must do extraordinary things for God. We don’t. We must be exceptional in the ordinary things. God will put the ‘extra’ in the ordinary.” (Unknown) Jesus said, “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest […]

21st Century Stress

21st Century Stress  It was that time of year, again, our “Austin Kearns Celebrity Golf Classic and “Get in the Game Dinner”—our annual fundraisers for our ministry with SCORE International. And this year’s event promised some unforeseen challenges. Some of our faithful, dependable volunteers were not able to help- meaning we were tackling more demands than […]

Mound Visits, 10/25/17

There were times as a coach that I returned home after practice, a game, recruiting or a road trip exhausted. It wasn’t until mid-way through my career that I realized I was cheating my wife and sons. We should never give our family “leftovers!” We should save the best portion of our energy, attitude and […]

Mound Visits, 10/24/17

Genesis 1:27 tells us that “In the beginning God made man in His image…” “Man has been making God in his image ever since.” (Batterson) “Then Jesus cried out, ‘When s man believes in me, he does not believe in me only, but in the One who sent me. When he looks at me, he […]

Mound Visits, 10/23/17

Don’t allow the “routine” to rule your life today. Instead, be thankful for the the things you seldom notice: 1. Clean water 2. Food 3. The clothes you are wearing 4. Your job (remember how excited you were the day you were offered your position?) 5. Your health 6. Freedom (to worship, to speak without […]

Mound Visits, 10/20/17

There is a stark difference between being confident and being boastful. Confidence is admired by most people, while boasting is detested by almost everyone. The book of Proverbs has much to say about boasting: “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” (Proverbs 27:1) “Pride goes before […]