Mound Visits, 1/31/20

It’s been said that the most important decision we make each morning is deciding what type of attitude we will have for the day. If we are bitter, angry or self-centered very little productivity will occur. If we approach our day with an attitude of gratitude we will be more productive and make those around […]

Mound Visits, 1/30/20

There’s much talk about being a good teammate. Recently, I was reminded that the term “one another” appears 52 times in the Bible. If we coach for “one another” instead of for our career goals and if players play for “one another” instead of personal stats or recognition, this season will be a richly rewarding […]

Mound Visits, 1/29/20

Recently, a verse in an old hymn resonated with me: O sing a song of Galilee, Of lake and woods and hill, Of him who walked upon the sea And bade the waves be still: For though, like waves on Galilee, Dark seas of trouble roll, When faith has heard the Master’s word, Falls peace […]

Mound Visits, 1/27/20

When it’s all said and done, there’s usually more said than done. “He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.” (Abraham Lincoln) “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” ‭‭(Ephesians‬ ‭2:10‬) Keith Madison SCORE International

Mound Visits, 1/24/20

It’s impossible to have a productive, positive lifestyle if we are constantly thinking negative thoughts. If negative thoughts harass you and cause you to be unproductive, ask Jesus to help renew and transform your mind through His Word…and spend time with positive, productive people. You are who you’re with. “Do not conform to the pattern […]

Mound Visits, 1/22/20

Consistency. Every coach wants a consistent effort from his players. And for sure, coaches want consistency from those who officiate the game. If we want peace in our lives, we should be consistent in our effort to follow Christ. Isaiah called it steadfastness. I want my faith journey to be more consistent. I want to […]

Mound Visits, 1/18/20

Wisdom is doing what might be challenging now so that you can grow, have peace and a sense of accomplishment later on. “The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.” (Proverbs 19:8) Keith Madison SCORE International

Mound Visits, 1/15/20

Random thoughts about recent baseball news followed with an update about Sharon… “Everything rises and falls with leadership” (John Maxwell). I believe this includes ownership, front office, field managers and their staff and….leadership among the players. We all should be held accountable for our actions, especially leaders. Winning is important. Winning the right way is […]

Mound Visits, 1/13/20

Each January, a friend of mine goes to a monastery for a few days to spend time away from work, phones and other devices . He spends time in God’s Word and in prayer. He’s not Catholic, but he loves the peace so that his heart can hear from God. We may not schedule time […]

Mound Visits, 1/11/20

Many have been checking in to see how Sharon is doing following surgery on Friday. The surgery was long and a bit complicated, but the surgeon felt pretty good about removing the tumor. She is home now. As a care giver I’m a bit overprotective. She is doing well. She is a strong person, for […]