Mound Visits, 4/18/19

There have been times in my life that I’ve tried to control an uncontrollable situation. It was like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Frustration would finally give in to submission. And, to be honest, when I would finally let go, there would be a sense of peace…especially when I would […]

Mound Visits, 4/15/19

Long ago, during my years as a minor league baseball player, there were many hours spent on buses between Watertown, SD and Duluth, MN; between Tampa and Key West; between Three Rivers, Quebec and Reading, PA. This was before cell phones, iPads and laptops. I wasted a lot of time. I wish I had read […]

Mound Visits, 4/10/19

I had an assistant coach many years ago who spent most if his time with the players who were performing extremely well, but he had little time for the players who were struggling. They only felt accepted when their performance was stellar. Thankfully, God loves us even when we mess up! Rick Warren once said, […]

Mound Visits, 4/9/19

What did King David know about courage? When he was a very young man he went toe to toe against the baddest dude alive, Goliath. He was faced with many other giants in his life; political rivals, a son who betrayed him and enemies from within and outside his kingdom. There is no doubt that […]

Mound Visits, 4/8/19

Matthew Bradford is a Marine, an Iraq War veteran, a double amputee and he’s blind. He’s one of the most remarkable men I’ve ever met. Recently, he said, “A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances, instead of your circumstances having power over you!” “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is […]

Mound Visits, 4/6/19

In the quest for excellence and success we sometimes are tempted to mimic others who have “made it to the top.” Christine Caine recently said: “Learn from others Be inspired by others Be sharpened by others But, be yourself.” God created us with a unique appearance, personality and with our own gifts and skill sets […]

Mound Visits, 4/5/19

Just because you want to say it, doesn’t mean you should say it. Social media has given many a means to express a cynical spirit, rudeness and a boldness to share words that cause pain without any repercussions. I heard someone recently say, “Social Media has made many people comfortable with disrespecting people and not […]

Mound Visits, 4/4/19

The words Paul gave to us were indeed radical in the first century and they remain radical (and beautiful) today. May our hearts grasp the freedom we have in Christ: “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ the law of the Spirit of life set me […]