Mound Visits, 12/30/19

Jesus knew that His followers would miss the mark. Even though we say things and do things that disappoint Him, He forgives and continues to love us. Since I know of His grace, perhaps I should be more tolerant and forgiving of people who see things differently or say things that don’t set well with […]

Mound Visits, 12/28/19

My good friend, Max Appel, has shared the following with me several times during our long friendship: “I’m not who I should be. I’m not what I could be. I’m not what I’m going to be. But thanks be to God, I’m not what I used to be!” “being confident of this, that he who […]

Mound Visits, 12/24/19

On the night of Jesus’ birth, perhaps God spoke to the shepherds through the “angel of the Lord” because He wanted to speak to someone who wasn’t too busy to listen. “But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. […]

Mound Visits, 12/19/19

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions” (Stephen Covey) “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–His good and perfect will.” (Romans […]

Mound Visits, 12/17/19

It’s human nature to want to control circumstances. We want safety. We want to protect those we love. We want our hard work to “pay off.” We want to win. It’s only through surrender and in faith that we understand that the safest place to be is in the will of God. “your kingdom come, […]

Mound Visits, 12/16/19

During Christmastime, giving and receiving gifts have become an important part of our custom and culture. It’s a multi billion dollar industry! But, reconciliation is more important to Jesus (who, by the way, is the reason for the season). Jesus said this: “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember […]

Mound Visits, 12/13/19

“God can work peace through us only if He has worked peace in us… Those who are in the best of circumstances but without God can never find peace, but those in the worst of circumstances but with God need never lack peace.” (John MacArthur) “I will listen to what God the Lord says; he […]

Mound Visits, 12/12/19

I grew up in rural Kentucky and I’ve spent much of my life either playing sports or coaching athletes. I’ve been around some tough hombres. But when it comes right down to it, we are all as Paul describes, “jars of clay.” “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this […]