Mound Visits, 10/17/18

In sports, it’s the “big things” that get noticed by the average fan; the walk-off home run, pitching a no-hitter or making a game winning catch. In reality, many times, it’s the small things in a game that helps a team win….getting the bunt down, hitting the cutoff, blocking a ball in the dirt with […]

Mound Visits, 10/16/18

Great communicators learn the art of listening. If my only form of communication is sharing my opinion or view, then regardless of the eloquence, I’m a poor communicator. When I take time to listen to someone, I show that I respect and honor that person. “Listening is an art that requires attention over talent, spirit […]

Mound Visits, 10/15/18

Sometimes, in the morning, I ask God to help me not to miss an opportunity that He may place before me during the day. I ask Him to help me to be a good listener (I talk a lot…my ears work better when my lips aren’t moving!). Be on the look out for the subtle […]

Mound Visits, 10/13/18

Many people have trouble understanding themselves because they haven’t come to the knowledge that they are a child of God. Most people know who their earthly father is, but until we know our Heavenly Father, we don’t really know ourselves. We are far less than half of what we could be. “I will be a […]

Mound Visits, 10/12/18

“We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way…” (Isaiah 53:6) This is why we need a shepherd. Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd. The shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11) And, David said this…”The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be […]

Mound Visits, 10/11/18

“It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.” (Augustine) “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” (Philippians 2:3) “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18) Keith Madison SCORE International

Mound Visits, 10/9/18

Proverbs 17:2 tells us that “it’s better to be a wise servant than a foolish son.” True wisdom gives us credibility. Can the people we lead trust us? John Maxwell suggests using this self-evaluation to check our credibility: 1. Consistency: Am I the same person no matter who I’m with? 2. Choices: Do I make […]

Mound Visits, 10/6/18

When we “take time” to express gratitude, encourage or serve someone in need, we are not really “taking” time, we are “investing” time. What I have found (and I’m sure you have, as well), if we attempt to be a blessing to others, we are blessed, as well. There’s more than one way to give. […]

Mound Visits, 10/5/18

David was a shepherd, then a fierce warrior and later a king. He also made some serious mistakes in his personal life. As king, he sent his lover’s husband to the front lines knowing that he would most likely be killed. Because of these great sins, he lost his way but eventually became remorseful, repentant […]