Mound Visits, 5/31/19

For two weeks during the summer of 1970 I was among greatness and didn’t actually realize it. I was a pitcher in the Expos organization in the Gulf Coast League. We all lived in “Pirate City,” the complex that housed four of the leagues teams in the dorms at the Pirate’s spring training complex. Harvey […]

Mound Visits, 5/30/19

Our value as a person isn’t about where we work, how much we earn or how popular we may or may not be. Our value isn’t who we are but “whose” we are. As followers of Christ, we are God’s children. We’ve been adopted in to His family. And, as children, we have access to […]

Mound Visits, 5/29/19

There is much stress associated with always trying to please others. Winning the approval of people who may or may not even like us will sap the joy from our lives. Joy comes from serving those who need us, as opposed to attempting to please those who don’t need us. “We cannot please all men, […]

Mound Visits, 5/28/19

The Bible tells us that we were born with distinct talents and gifts that help set us apart from each other. When we discover these talents and gifts God has given to us and use them to glorify Him, we then experience a full life. “Your talent is God”s gift to you. What you do […]

Mound Visits, 5/27/19

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” (Franklin Roosevelt) On this Memorial Day, and every day, may we never forget the brave men and women who have stood in the gap for our freedom and our way of life. John 15:13, “Greater […]

Mound Visits, 5/25/19

“The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.” (Psalm 65:8) Want more joy? Slow down for a few minutes. God has created much for us to appreciate and enjoy. Stop and smell the roses! “Come and see what God has done, […]

Mound Visits, 5/24/19

Nothing surprises God. He has more than enough grace, forgiveness and love to make us whole and to rescue us from guilt, shame and fear. “I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.” (Anne Lamott) […]

Mound Visits, 5/23/19

We’ve all experienced stress in our lives. There are times that it seems to be coming in all directions. For me, it’s only when I quiet myself before the Lord and surrender my burdens to Him that I find peace. His grace is sufficient! “God’s grace is painted on the canvas of despair.” (T.D. Jakes) […]

Mound Visits, 5/22/19

It’s very popular in our society to blame someone else for any tragedy, mistake or sin in our lives. This has literally been going on since the beginning of time. We can find the culprit of many of the messes in our lives, and clean them up, if we look in the mirror…then take personal […]

Mound Visits, 5/21/19

In baseball, the great hitters dig in; they get knocked down, but they get back up and dig in again. Even the most proficient hitters fail much more than they succeed. But they persevere, compete and learn from the last pitch and anticipate the next pitch with enthusiasm and confidence. If we all lived life […]