Mound Visits, 5/30/20

When I hear about hundreds of minor league baseball players getting released because of budget cuts from the MLB level, it brings back painful memories of rejection and a feeling of a lifelong dream being swiftly taken away. But I learned soon that God can inspire each of us with new dreams. God can even […]

Mound Visits, 5/29/20

Many times when I have a tough challenge in my life I will be so consumed with the problem that I see nothing else. The first thing I should do (not the last thing when nothing else works) is ask God to help me. In God’s presence, the challenge doesn’t seem to loom so large. […]

Mound Visits, 5/28/20

God holds our hand as we go through struggles. He comforts us when grieve. He gives us wisdom when we ask. He gives us good gifts, even when we don’t deserve them, and wants us to rejoice with Him when He gives. He lives within us and we are within Him. We are unconditionally loved […]

Mound Visits, 5/27/20

Whatever challenges we face today, God is more than able to help you. He can give you strength, wisdom, grace and even peace during chaos. He can comfort when your sad or lonesome. Tell Him how your feeling (He already knows but He wants to hear from us). If you are worrying about the future, […]

Mound Visits, 5/26/20

Will the COVID-19 virus be hovering around us and controlling or destroying our lives for years? “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭12:25-26‬ ‭ “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid […]

Mound Visits, 5/25/20

“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” (Unknown) Let us all be thankful today for the many who have sacrificed so much for the freedoms we enjoy. “Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a […]

Mound Visits, 5/21/20

The attitude you decide on having today will dictate whether this will be a productive day or a wasted day. “The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” (John Maxwell) “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, […]

Mound Visits, 5/20/20

In the Dan Fogelberg song from the lates 70’s, “Heart Hotels,” he compares his heart to a lonely hotel in need of cleaning and repair: “Well there’s too many windows in this old hotel And rooms filled with reckless pride” Many times the wear and tear of pride keeps us from freedom and peace God […]

Mound Visits, 5/19/20

During my numerous trips to the Dominican Republic I have noticed each time that the joy of the people there either equals or surpasses ours here in the States…especially the children. They sometimes have no shoes, but they have smiles. They may only eat one meal per day but they play with enthusiasm I rarely […]

Mound Visits, 5/18/20

People always need to hear words of affirmation:’ve really improved in this area ..I’m thankful you are on my team (that you’re my wife, that your my daughter, that you’re my son, that you’re on my staff, that I work with you) ..I couldn’t have accomplished this without you ..I believe in you You […]