Mound Visits, 7/31/19

Life offers many challenges… disappointments, betrayal, illness, grief. But God’s compassion never fails. In my life, when I release the anger, fear, doubt and all other emotions that rob me of peace and joy, it is then I can sense Gods strength and His compassion. “Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never […]

Mound Visits, 7/30/19

Most of us have made many acquaintances in our life journey, but we have few true friends. Walter Winchell once said this about friendship: “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” “A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4:12) You, a true friend […]

Mound Visits, 7/29/19

One generation plants the tree; the next gets the shade. Every good seed we plant will bear fruit. It may not be in our lifetime, but do not become discouraged. “God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue […]

Mound Visits, 7/26/19

“Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God’s will.” (Eric Metaxas, paraphrasing some of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s views on Christianity) Bonhoeffer knew something about courage. He stood against Hitler and the Nazi war machine in his native Germany. He died in a concentration camp, but left his prolific […]

Mound Visits, 7/24/19

Unforgiveness, as it festers, becomes bitterness. Bitterness becomes hatred. That’s one of several reasons why we should forgive people when we are wronged. “Forgive others. Not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.” (Denzel Washington) “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” (Ephesians […]

Mound Visits, 7/23/19

When bad news hits us like a ton of bricks, how do we react? Some people outwardly show remarkable faith and a phenomenally positive attitude. Others are knocked to their knees with dread while their minds take them on a journey they don’t want to go on. Does victim number one have more faith than […]

Mound Visits, 7/22/19

Take a few minutes today to read a portion of an ancient “prayer/song” that David penned many centuries ago. I encourage you to “pray through” these verses: “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my […]

Mound Visits, 7/20/19

Gerald Jamplolsky has said, “I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.” “Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” (Colossians 3:13) “In the shadow of hurt, forgiveness feels like a decision to reward my enemy. But in […]

Mound Visits, 7/18/19

Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable. Whether it’s a church, business, family or a team, if we come together as one much can be accomplished. “I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there […]