Mound Visits, 11/30/17

Years ago, after my father retired, he had open heart surgery and carotid artery surgery. Then he developed rheumatoid arthritis which completely changed his body. Finally, he developed Alzheimer’s, which completely changed his mind. Then, in ‘03, he passed from this life to the next. This all sounds very depressing, but God has given us […]

Mound Visits, 11/29/17

I’m convinced that most of us fall short when it comes to experiencing the peace and joy God has made available to us. We need to laugh more, give more and encourage each other. We need to lighten up and live a little. No one will want to follow Christ if believers look like they’ve […]

Mound Visits, 11/27/17

This life will bruise us and even batter us, at times, but it is very good to remember this great truth revealed to us by John long ago: “…the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4) We have access to power, strength, endurance and […]

Mound Visits, 11/25/17

Recently, I read the following quote by author, Todd Gongwer: “You must understand that your actions reflect what’s really in your heart, your deepest motives, all the time. We all lead from the heart, we just need to reflect upon what our hearts are filled with—and how that is driving our actions.” “Search me, O […]

Mound Visits, 11/22/17

In a couple of different “Mound Visits” during this past year I have mentioned that “I’m happier when I’m thankful.” In the midst of worry, fear, anxiety or disappointment, thankfulness for God’s blessings will help your mind and heart be at peace with the Giver of all good and perfect gifts. In America, it’s easy […]

Mound Visits, 11/20/17

I’m fairly certain each one of us has something in our lives that may keep us from being who God has created us to be. Perhaps there is a habit or a wrong attitude that you would like to shed, but it hangs on like a student loan. God can help you with things like […]

Mound Visits, 11/18/17

As a young boy back in the ‘50’s and ‘60’s in rural Kentucky, I remember that many of our neighbors had storm cellars. When strong thunderstorms or tornados would rip through the mid-south, people would head quickly to these cellars. People felt safe in these storm cellars. As we go through the storms of life, […]

Mound Visits, 11/16/17

Have you ever been deeply troubled? Of course you have. You are human. Even Jesus, who never sinned, at times experienced the feeling of dread and sadness. That’s exactly why we should turn to Him during times of trouble. He’s been there. He knows, because He is completely God and was completely human. John gives […]

Mound Visits, 11/13/17

Coaches want athletes who have a great heart. God wants His children to have a great heart. Because it’s so important, we must “guard” our hearts. “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” (Proverbs 4:23) Jesus had this, among many other things, to say about the heart: “The good […]

Mound Visits, 11/11/17

You’ve heard it said many times, “God has a plan for your life.” It’s true, He does. Leadership guru John Maxwell once said, “The first great day in a person’s life is the day they were born. The next great day is when they find out why.” God gave each one of us gifts and […]