Mound Visits, 4/30/19

Recently, in a prayer, a friend of mine asked God to help him “be an answer to someone’s prayer today.” Without even trying, I was being shown what availability and obedience is all about. And, also, how important it is to keep our eyes and ears open to those in need. Perhaps an elderly widow […]

Mound Visits, 4/29/19

In the dugout, if we scored early in the game, almost invariably you would hear a coach or player say, “Score early and score often!” That’s a good formula for winning a baseball game. In our prayer life, we can pray anytime, but it would be a good thing if “we prayed early and prayed […]

Mound Visits, 4/27/19

We should all be on a mission today. The mission should be a relentless search to recognize the things in our lives to be thankful for. God has blessed us all with good gifts. It may be health, it may be knowledge, it may be energy, family, freedom, finances or friends. My challenge for you […]

Mound Visits, 4/26/19

God is not asking you to make a promise you cannot keep. God is asking you to believe a promise that only He can keep. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in […]

Mound Visits, 4/25/19

Many times, the burden of responsibility can be very heavy. One of my former players recently shared with me a prayer that General MacArthur used to pray as he walked the deck at night before battle in the Pacific during WW ll: “Give me, O Lord, that quietness of heart that makes the most of […]

Mound Visits, 4/24/19

I played baseball in an era before “walk-up music,” before talk of spin rate and exit velocity. When I played, pitchers wore jackets when they got on base and everyone wore black cleats (except the Oakland A’s). But many times, change is good. It’s especially good when change occurs in our hearts. “Therefore, if anyone […]

Mound Visits, 4/23/19

You’ve probably heard the expression, “if you’re not moving forward, you’re going backward.” This is especially true in our Spiritual growth. Peter instructed us to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 3:18) How do we grow? It starts with a “quiet time” of prayer and studying […]

Mound Visits, 4/22/19

I hear coaches and athletes talk about their seasons as a “grind.” It can be, if you are struggling and you look at the entire season of competition and battles laying in front of you. In baseball, we teach our players to focus on one pitch at a time. That’s a great lesson for all […]

Mound Visits, 4/20/19

This weekend we are celebrating a reunion for the UK Baseball alumni. Teammates and coaches practice together, compete alongside each other even live together. There is so much joy when we get together and a little sadness when we part. Someone once said that every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint […]

Mound Visits, 4/19/19

I am humbled and thankful for the love of God when I read this quote by Lewis and this verse by Paul. Join me today in thanking Jesus for taking our sin, once and for all, on the cross with Him. “It costs God nothing, so far as we know, to create nice things; but […]