Mound Visits, 3/29/19

As we face life’s mysteries and challenges, we are not alone. There are many times that we may not “feel” God’s presence, but we nonetheless take the step of faith and ask Him to give us wisdom, extend His grace or give us strength. It’s all a part of walking in faith and not in […]

Mound Visits, 3/28/19

“All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for… reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration.” (Casey Stengel) […]

Mound Visits, 3/27/19

“In God We Trust” first appeared on the two-cent piece in 1864 and has appeared on paper currency since 1957. Some have fought to have the words removed from our currency. Some would like for the words to be banned from our lips and even our thoughts. But, thankfully, many in our nation agree with […]

Mound Visits, 3/26/19

On a team, the coach gives each player one roll or perhaps different rolls to play. I have often said, one of the most important tasks for a coach is to properly identify the rolls of each player. God has a perfect roll for each one of us who are on His team. Each one […]

Mound Visits, 3/25/19

Paul was in prison when he penned, “I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13) At that time, Paul was probably wondering if he would ever experience freedom again. He wanted the recipients of his letter to be encouraged that the spirit of Christ is with us no matter the […]

Mound Visits, 3/22/19

Most experts say that hitting a baseball is the most difficult skill in all of sports. The ball is small, round and traveling at a high rate of speed with movement; and in order to be successful you must hit the ball squarely! You’ve heard it a million times, but if you don’t keep your […]

Mound Visits, 3/21/19

As World War ll became imminent, the British government used posters hung in railroad platforms, pubs and restaurants to give citizens reassurance and a sense of calm. They saved one poster in preparation for a German invasion. It read in bold, capital letters, “KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON.” It was a good message. Thankfully it […]

Mound Visits, 3/20/19

Before making a major decision or starting a project, I have learned that prayer and planning are crucial. I have also learned to seek counsel from at least three friends who, in my opinion, have been blessed with wisdom. “If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my axe.” […]

Mound Visits, 3/19/19

Whether it was the poor, the paralyzed, the possessed or the prostitute, Jesus always approached them in a way that helped in the healing of their crushed self-respect. “Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.” (Laurence Sterne) “So, in everything, do to others what you would have them do to […]

Mound Visits, 3/18/19

God never promised that life would be easy, but He did promise that He would always be with us and that He would give us the strength we need during trials. “God is not a bodyguard. Bad things happen to good people. As a matter of fact, those closest to Jesus, when He walked this […]