Mound Visits, 1/31/19

“I will give you rest.”–Jesus Carry these words with you today… –if your day gets stressful –if there aren’t enough hours in the day to get done what you need to –if your financial woes feel like they are pressing in –if a loved one is sick Take a deep breath and whisper the name […]

Mound Visits, 1/31/19

Many people get excited when they meet a famous athlete or entertainer. But they are only human, with perhaps special gifts (flaws, too) that last a short while. James tells us that we are all “a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” (James 4:14). But there is great hope and excitement […]

Mound Visits, 1/29/19

Phillip Melanchthon once said to his friend Martin Luther, “Today, you and I shall discuss the governance of the universe.” Luther replied, “No, today, you and I shall go fishing and leave the governance of the universe to God.” God’s got this. Let’s do the best that we can do, loosen the grip on all […]

Mound Visits, 1/28/19

It’s good for me to often be reminded that no matter what challenge I face and no matter how I feel, God is with us. We sometimes may feel alone, discouraged, battered and bruised, but God is always there waiting for us to share our pain with Him. Even when we fall, make mistakes or […]

Mound Visits, 1/25/19

“My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” (James 1:19) “We are a culture that relies on technology over community, a society in which spoken and written words are cheap, easy to come by, and excessive. Our culture says anything goes; fear […]

Mound Visits, 1/23/19

“Feed your fear, and your faith will starve. Feed your faith and your fears will starve.” (Max Lucado) “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10) Keith […]

Mound Visits, 1/22/19

The well crafted quotes and the wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King graced social media yesterday. But equality, fairness and loving one another are not accomplished if pondered only one day each year. Those concepts must be with us every day. Let’s help each other and encourage each other to consistently living the words of […]

Mound Visits, 1/21/19

One of the challenges in my life has been “worry.” God has definitely helped me in grow this area, but worry still rears it’s ugly head occasionally. Corrie Ten Boon once said, “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” Jesus comforts us with these words: “Do not let […]

Mound Visits, 1/17/19

Author Phillip Yancey has this to say about Christians and politics: “I see the confusion of politics and religion as one of the greatest barriers to grace. C. S. Lewis observed that almost all crimes of Christian history have come about when religion is confused with politics. Politics, which always runs by the rules of […]

Mound Visits, 1/16/19

“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.” (C.S. Lewis) “Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.” (Romans 12:16) […]