Mound Visits, 8/31/18

Humiliating mistakes I made during my 28 years as a coach: 1. Forgetting how many mound visits made in a long inning and having to bring in a pitcher not properly prepared into the game. Ouch 2. Turning in the wrong lineup card, and getting burned during a crucial part of the game because one […]

Mound Visits, 8/30/18

Why should we pray if God is an all-knowing God? 1. We are God’s children and He wants to hear from us just as we enjoy hearing from our children. Zeph. 3:17 2. It deepens our trust in God and provides peace. Phil. 4:6-7 3. Prayers causes us to depend on God. Isaiah 40:26 4. […]

Mound Visits, 8/29/18

The term “life changing” gets tossed around and overused, for sure. On TV commercials there are numerous things…cars, over the counter drugs and even shoes have been declared “life changing.” No one loves their pick-up truck more than me, but when I bought it three years ago it didn’t change my life. What changed my […]

Mound Visits, 8/27/18

“Then He got into the boat and His disciple followed Him. Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke Him, saying, ‘Lord save us! We’re going to drown!’ “He replied, ‘You of little faith, why are […]

Mound Visits, 8/24/18

I believe many of the ideas and dreams we have are inspiration from God. Enemies of our dreams are: 1. Discouragement (this can come from within, but it can also come from the most unlikely of sources…those close to us. Friends and family may be well-meaning….they may want to protect us from failing) 2. Procrastination […]

Mound Visits, 8/23/18

Each one of us will most likely have an opportunity today to make someone else’s life a little better…just a little brighter. There are people in you work space, on your staff or on your team who may be going through serious challenges; it could be an abuse, rejection, illness, depression or grief. We can, […]

Mound Visits, 8/22/18

You can never go wrong if you approach God. Questions? Approach God. Doubts? Approach God. Guilt? Approach God. Health challenges? Approach God. Decisions? Approach God. Mentally and emotionally exhausted? Approach God. Wronged? Approach God. “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help […]

Mound Visits, 8/21/18

“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” (Corrie Ten Boom) If we communicate with God often during the mundane, we will feel more comfortable reaching out to Him during a crisis. He always wants to hear from us and He’s always available. Short prayers of gratitude are pleasing to His ears. Sincere, brief […]

Mound Visits, 8/17/18

As a coach, I seemed to have a better relationship with the players I made an effort to communicate with. And, the ones who chose to communicate with me, I always had a meaningful relationship with them. It’s no different than our relationship with our spouses, children…and God. The more time I spend in conversation […]

Mound Visits, 8/16/18

When we fail, instead of allowing shame to cause us walk away from God, we should turn and walk toward Him. Then, like the father of the Prodigal Son, God will run to us! (Luke 15:11-32) “When times of trouble arrive – even trouble we bring on ourselves – we must turn to God and […]