Mound Visits, 11/30/18

My friend, Ken Witten, recently quipped, “Some people can brighten a room just by leaving it.” Throughout the Bible we are challenged to be different. The writer of Hebrews says this in chapter 3, verse 13: “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be […]

Mound Visits, 11/29/18

You may think your faith is small. Or, you may look back over the years and see that your faith has grown. Whatever size you think your faith is, I do know this, it’s very important. My favorite story in the Bible (Luke 5:17-26) is the one about a group of men who take a […]

Mound Visits, 11/27/18

Most of us need more peace in our life. As a nation, thankfully, there are no bombs being dropped on our major cities. But, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a battle going on within our hearts and minds. Where may we find peace? “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with […]

Mound Visits, 11/26/18

How will we live our life today? How will the way we live our life impact our sphere of influence? Inky Johnson recently said, “Your world is changed by your example–not your opinion.” Peter challenges us to “live as servants of God. Show proper respect to EVERYONE…” (1 Peter 2:16b-17a) Everyone. That means people of […]

Mound Visits, 11/24/18

Some people simply exist and some go through the motions while life becomes humdrum. Other people “live” their lives. “This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might LIVE through Him.” (emphasis mine) (1 John 4:9) God wants us to LIVE…not just […]

Mound Visits, 11/23/18

While establishing himself as perhaps the world’s greatest missionary, Paul was beaten, in-prisoned and kicked out of towns…multiple times. He also was inflicted with a permanent physical ailment that he called his “thorn in the flesh.” In spite of this, he continued to establish churches, teach in Greek temples, Jewish synagogues and on the street. […]

Mound Visits, 11/22/18

On this Thanksgiving Day, I thank God for each one of you who receive my morning text messages. “How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you?” (1 Thessalonians 3:9) Keith Madison SCORE International

Mound Visits, 11/21/18

“No ghosts or goblins and trick-or-treats, No candy or flowers for your sweets. No gifts to buy or presents to give, Just be THANKFUL for the life that you live.” (Unknown) Unless you are the one who is doing all of the cooking, baking and preparation, Thanksgiving is a simple holiday. It’s not nearly as […]

Mound Visits, 11/20/18

The more thankful we are, the smaller life’s problems become. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7) With thanksgiving… Keith Madison SCORE […]

Mound Visits, 11/19/18

It was a great week in the Dominican Republic. For those who prayed, thank you! Below are a few takeaways from the trip: 1. Generally speaking, Dominican kids have exceptional arms, quick feet, great passion for baseball and wonderful smiles. 2. Our 149 Americans served well, and when hearts are willing to serve, very good […]