Mound Visits, 12/30/20

To be a truly effective leader you should ask individual members of your team or organization this question: “What can I do to help?” That’s a far cry from telling them, “this is what you can do to help me.” “Do to others as you would have them do to you. (Luke 6:31) “just as […]

Mound Visits, 12/28/20

We become tired at times, right? Tired of making mistakes that we fear will separate us from God; tired of man made religious rules that weigh us down like a coat filled with lead; tired of feeling “not good enough.” Jesus says, “I have a better way, come to me.” “Come to me, all you […]

Mound Visits, 12/24/20

“God goes to those who have time to hear him—and so on this cloudless night he went to simple shepherds.” (Max Lucado) “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around […]

Mound Visits, 12/22/20

A few of the many gifts I have received through seeking God: Forgiveness, grace, hope, peace, assurance, rest, wisdom, joy, purpose, strength, courage, compassion and eternal life. I can have none of those blessings in full without Him. “Look for Christ and you will find Him. And with Him, everything else.” – C.S. Lewis “The […]

Mound Visits, 12/17/20

My wife, Sharon, doesn’t miss a thing. She hears every laugh, sees every detail and observes every movement. I seem to go through life thinking about the next project and dreaming about the next new adventure. I see the forest, but Sharon sees the beauty of each individual tree. I hope I haven’t missed too […]

Mound Visits, 12/16/20

Are we “called” to make everything right in the world? No, we are called to love God and love people. Jesus teaches us to pray for and to forgive our enemies. I confess, I’m a real rookie at this. But, if I say I am a follower of Jesus I need to emulate Him. Hard […]

Mound Visits, 12/15/20

Surrendering to God’s will makes you life’s journey easy. Wrong! Because of Caesar’s surprise census edict, Joseph and Mary traveled 90 miles on foot and donkey while Mary was pregnant. When they arrived, there was no place for them to stay except a lowly stable. When the going gets tough, don’t push pause on your […]

Mound Visits, 12/12/20

“A fight is going on inside me,” said an old man to his son. “It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf is evil. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other wolf is good. He is joy, peace, love, hope, […]

Mound Visits, 12/8/20

“Indecision may or may not be my problem.” (Jimmy Buffett) Sometimes it’s just hard to decide what to. Of course Yogi Berra had an answer for that: “When you see a fork in the road, take it.” There is a better way. “…let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our […]

Mound Visits, 12/4/20

This is a hard discipline for me; to sit quietly and clear my head and my heart from the chaos of cell phones, radios and televisions. But the quiet room with few distractions is one place where we can hear from God as we seek direction and peace. “The word ‘listen’ contains the same letters […]