Mound Visits, 2/29/20

Coaches, don’t give up on your players. Coach them, teach them, challenge them, discipline them, motivate them and love them. But don’t ever give up on them. “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” -John Maxwell “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. […]

Mound Visits, 2/28/20

Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. We must avoid the negativity that’s all around us. If we allow it inside of our our minds and hearts the negativity will cause us to sink like a stone. “Above all else, guard your heart, […]

Mound Visits, 2/26/20

Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me I once was lost, but now am found T’was blind but now I see. “Abounding sin is the terror of the world, but abounding grace is the hope of mankind.” – A. W. Tozer “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with […]

Mound Visits, 2/25/20

Ingratitude = bitterness Gratitude = happiness “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:31-32‬ ‭ Keith Madison SCORE International

Mound Visits, 2/24/20

In his autobiography, Surprised by Joy, C.S. Lewis called his early rebellion against God the desire not to be interfered with; he wanted to call his soul his own. God loves us enough not to leave us in our own rebellion. “…the Lord your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face […]

Mound Visits, 2/20/20

The Astros cheating scandal robs all baseball players, coaches and fans of much of the joy and excitement that comes with the beginning of spring training, as well as the college and high school baseball. I’m thankful that my sins aren’t discussed on ESPN and the MLB Network for hours, days and weeks. Instead of […]

Mound Visits, 2/18/20

“I am a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t want to let him down.” Abraham Lincoln Someone in our path will need encouraging today. Someone needs me and you to believe in them. “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you […]

Mound Visits, 2/17/20

The most important thing we can do today is to do whatever we normally do on Monday…with an attitude of love. No matter how well we may think we lead, coach, teach, write, preach, work or provide for our families, if we don’t show and give love to those we lead or work with, it […]

Mound Visits, 2/15/20

No matter what stress, disappointment, hurt, illness or loss you are going through God is with you. Even when you can’t pray, or don’t know the words to say in prayer, you can softly call the name of Jesus and He will know your need even before you ask. Immanuel means “God with you.” “Where […]

Mound Visits, 2/14/20

Climbing on the bus with a team for the season opener is an exciting thing to do. It’s when the recruiting, fall practice, pre-season practice and training all come together. It’s a new beginning…a fresh start. ““Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it […]