Mound Visits, 4/30/18

I need to write the following verses on a dozen Post It notes and attach them to my bathroom mirror, dashboard, refrigerator and other places I’m face to face with often. You may not have an issue with this, but if I’m not careful, I can easily convince myself that my sins aren’t as bad […]

Mound Visits, 4/28/18

If it is wisdom that you need, there are many wise men and great books that can help. If it is encouragement you need, there are people with that gift who can encourage you. But, if you believe sin is preventing you from approaching God, there is only One who can help, God’s son, Jesus […]

Mound Visits, 4/26/18

At 15, there was no doubt that if I worked hard and learned how to go to my left a little better, I would one day be playing basketball at the University of Kentucky. At 17, I thought, if I could just learn to throw a breaking ball for a strike on a consistent basis, […]

Mound Visits, 4/25/18

Sometimes, I try very hard to be good. On the rare occasion that I accomplish this, I fall in to the sin of self-righteousness! Other times, I work so very hard to do good things in order to be a good Christian and please God. Most of the time, this leaves me feeling physically and […]

Mound Visits, 4/24/18

When we become too religious and less Christ-like, we impose rules and regulations upon ourselves that none of us can live up to. Jesus came to free us from the bondage of sin AND rigid regulations. That’s good news! “God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written […]

Mound Visits, 4/23/18

Sometimes the challenges in life are so large that we don’t known how to pray. Yesterday our pastor shared that in ancient Judah, King Jehoshaphat received word that a vast army of his enemies was approaching to invade his kingdom. Jehoshaphat had nowhere to turn except to God in prayer. It’s a beautiful, honest prayer. […]

Mound Visits, 4/18/18

When I first started coaching at Kentucky, I had no experience in speaking at schools, churches or civic clubs. The FCA leader at UK was P.J. Throckmorton. He was a bold, enthusiastic man in his 50’s. He kept asking me to speak at FCA “Huddles.” I was always “too busy” or I would say, “I’m […]

Mound Visits, 4/17/18

“I hear the Savior say, ‘Thy strength indeed is small; Child of weakness, watch and pray, Find in Me thine all in all.’ Jesus paid it all, All to Him I owe; Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow.” (Elvina Hall) Isaiah 1:18 Ephesians 1:7 I’m thankful that we don’t […]

Mound Visits, 4/16/18

“When at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” (Unknown) We’ve heard this saying all of our lives. I would say, “When at first you don’t succeed, ask God to direct your path. He may have a better plan for you!” “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own […]

Mound Visits, 4/14/18

There are times when it’s good to pray seeking God’s favor, protection, healing or peace (James 5:13). It’s a tremendous blessing to be able to approach the throne of God in this way. But the bulk of our prayers should be agreeing with God’s Word and His plan for our lives. And, asking Him to […]