Mound Visits, 3/30/18

Good Friday. This is the day we reflect on the great act of love and sacrifice for mankind. Paul in Colossians 2:13-15 explains that we were dead in our sins, but we were made alive in Christ. “He forgave us all our sins…cancelled the written code with all of its regulations and took them away, […]

Mound Visits, 3/29/18

My wife, Sharon, was diagnosed with breast cancer in the the late 80’s. It was a dark time for us as her doctor had given her a fifty per-cent chance of survival. For her surgery, she had to be at the hospital at 6:00 a.m. Back then, my alarm was a “clock-radio.” We both tossed, […]

Mound Visits, 3/28/18

Once, when I was still coaching, I was going through a busy and stressful time. A mentor asked me why I looked so tired and stressed out. I told him everything that was going on in my life. He simply said, “If you leave out the Word of God out of your life, you will […]

Mound Visits, 3/26/18

Many years ago, as a relatively young coach, I was asked to speak at the FCA Breakfast to help kick off the College World Series in Omaha. In those days, every coach and player attended. I was so nervous that I didn’t sleep at all the night before. Finally, exhausted and frustrated, very early in […]

Mound Visits, 3/24/18

Back in January, good friend, Rich Maloney, recommended a book to me. Several people who receive my text messages each morning are reading this book now. The book is called “2 Chairs” and was written by Bob Beaudine. In the book, Bob asks three questions: 1. Does God know your situation? YES 2. Is it […]

Mound Visits, 3/23/18

Many years ago, a friend gave a book to me called “The Table of Inwardness.” It changed my entire concept of worship. The author, Calvin Miller, wrote about “outward worship,” going to church, attending Bible Study, giving to the poor and to missionaries. Those are all very good things to do. Then, he discussed “inwardness”–spending […]

Mound Visits, 3/21/18

Every time I hear about a tragedy in another part of our nation or friend who is in critical condition, I become very thankful, at least for a while, for my family. Much of that thankfulness is a part of God’s plan to give us wisdom. Part of Moses’ prayer in Psalm 90:12 says, “Teach […]

Mound Visits, 3/19/18

We spend most of our lives wanting acceptance from our parents, our peers or an employer. Many times, not finding this acceptance causes misery. When this desire for acceptance begins to wear on us, we need to remember this verse: “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to […]

Mound Visits, 3/15/18

The word “blessing” gets used a lot. It’s a good word. But blessings, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. For the family of my young friend, Coleton, being able to hear him speak a new word is a blessing. Coleton is the 10 year old boy you may remember me requesting prayer […]

Mound Visits, 3/14/18

Recently, I read this quote by former Navy Seal, Nick Hays: “You don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to your level of perpetration. “…be prepared in season and out of season…” (2 Timothy 4:2) “In your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you […]