Mound Visits, 12/28/17

The beautiful story of the “Prodigal Son” (Luke 15:11-32) is a reminder that we are closer than we realize to experiencing God’s love, grace and even His blessing. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his […]

Mound Visits, 12/26/17

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1) Very few people I have known were more sure and certain about their faith in Christ than Jerry Kindall. This former college baseball and basketball star, major league infielder and winner of three national championships […]

Mound Visits, 12/24/17

Many people strive and stress over the perfect gift, the perfect tree, the perfect Hallmark Christmas. Interruptions such as finances, travel issues, Illnesses, broken relationships and other challenges of life prevent this from happening. The only perfection of Christmas is the One with the Birthday, Jesus. Thanking God for His perfect gift to humanity will […]

Mound Visits, 12/20/17

Careers change, families change, our bodies change, the stock market will change and the earth’s climate will change. We need to trust the One who never changes. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8) When I was a kid, I remember hearing a gospel song; the only line I remember is, […]

Mound Visits, 12/18/17

Yesterday, our pastor reminded us that it’s easy to acknowledge the Baby Jesus born to a poor couple in a manger. But we must also acknowledge and celebrate Him because He is also the Savior who turned water in to wine, healed the the sick and the broken-hearted, raised Lazarus from the dead, took our […]

Mound Visits, 12/14/17

You’ve heard it said many times before that “God has a plan for your life.” But, it’s good to remember that even though your career and where you live are important God, He’s much more concerned about the status of your heart. In his thought provoking book, “Waking the Dead,” John Eldridge reminds us that […]

Mound Visits, 12/13/17

Peace comes to me when I have a “whole heart.” What prevents me from a whole heart and peace? The answer is sin, guilt and shame. Our prayer should be similar to King David’s in Psalm 86:11 “Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart…” […]

Mound Visits, 12/12/17

One of the great enemies of my life is “busyness.” I remember when I retired from coaching, I thought, “Finally, now I will have time to be alone with God, to Study His Word and to just enjoy the peace of being quiet before Him and to know Him better.” Transitioning from coaching to ministry […]

Mound Visits, 12/11/17

Join me this Christmas as I enjoy all of the lights on the trees and houses. But more importantly, let’s all follow the example of the wise men and look beyond the the temporary light and passionately and reverently seek the Light of the world. “When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, ‘I […]

Mound Visits, 12/7/17

We live in a time of division, accusation and blame. It’s hard for me to watch the news. Everyone has an agenda. This morning I have been reflecting on a few days within the last 20 years when I saw people on all networks talking about prayer. A time when I saw our members of […]