Mound Visits, 1/15/18

If you aren’t sure about where you stand, set aside 5 minutes for this one… One observation during my many years as a baseball coach: Some players try too hard to become “perfect”, they are tight, stressed and have no fun playing the game. For others, they realize the game is too hard for them […]

Mound Visits, 1/12/18

Has there ever been a era when people have been this distracted from having peace. The more “conveniences” we possess, the busier we become. David was a king, he had to be distracted by many things. He must have been very busy, as well. Yet, he penned this: “He leads me beside quiet waters, He […]

Mound Visits, 1/10/18

Each of us have challenges from family, work and different aspects of life that have the potential to sap the strength, joy and peace right out of us. Because of this, we sometimes come up short when it comes to encouraging others. Author John Eldridge says, “Life drains us dry—and we just accept it as […]

Mound Visits, 1/9/18

“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” (Proverbs 4:23) Your heart matters to God. We should do everything we can to protect our hearts from darkness. This is very hard, perhaps impossible, if we go solo. We must ask God to help. “…The Lord is near. Do not be […]

Mound Visits, 1/3/18

I don’t know about you, but I become uncomfortable around people when they appear to have the perfect marriage, the perfect family, and the perfect consistency in their relationship with Christ. I’ve lived long enough to know the perfect situation just really isn’t real. I’ve heard it said that “behind every face there is a […]

Mound Visits, 1/2/18

Fame is fleeting. Former MLB catcher and broadcaster, Bob Uecker once quipped, “I knew my career was over; in 1965 my baseball card came out with no picture.” Baseball has a way of humbling players. It can be a tough game. No matter what career path we are on, if we keep ourselves humble, especially […]