Mound Visits, 5/29/21

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound… “The person who is comfortable in his own righteousness hasn’t understood grace, and the person who is unimpressed by God’s grace hasn’t really understood his sin.”(Paul David Tripp) “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace”(Ephesians 1:7) […]

Mound Visits, 5/28/21

Athletes who play for great coaches will reflect the attitudes and philosophies that will identify them with the coach. These attributes will usually stay with the players for a lifetime. It’s the same with those who closely follow Christ. Listen to what Paul says about the way we should be identified easily as a Christ […]

Mound Visits, 5/26/21

You have power. You will use that power today (probably unknowingly) to bring life or death. You will use the power of words to encourage and bring life or discourage with the risk of damaging someone’s spirit and, perhaps, killing the influence you have.Today, speak words of truth, words of wisdom and words of encouragement. […]

Mound Visits, 5/24/21

Be encouraged in this truth today: God is for you and not against you. He loves you unconditionally. “Always, everywhere God is present, and always He seeks to discover Himself to each one.” (A.W. Tower) “When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord; he brought me into a spacious place. The Lord is with me; […]

Mound Visits, 5/20/21

I’m reading a book about the four or five decades in America prior to the Civil War. One thing that’s really standing out is that some of our greatest statesmen made hundreds of long, eloquent speeches, but the author mentions nothing about the prayer life of these men. It’s no wonder America shed so much […]

Mound Visits, 5/12/21

I’m a “list guy.” I feel more productive if I check accomplishments off my list throughout the day. Here’s a list I should make everyday:1. Pray often (even if it’s a 15 second prayer before an important phone call).2. Seek wisdom from God (James 1:5).3. Be thankful often (I’m happier when I’m thankful). “The Lord […]

Mound Visits, 5/6/21

Many of the quotes and verses I share with you each morning are challenges and encouraging thoughts I have from my quiet time. This morning it is from the “verse of the day” in the Bible App: “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”(Colossians 4:2) There are three important things that I see in […]

Mound Visits, 5/5/21

Two good thoughts to start our day! “God will meet you where you are in order to take you where He wants you to go.” (Tony Evans) “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, […]

Mound Visits, 5/4/21

Yesterday, I had a lengthy conversation with a Hall of Fame coach about ethics and recent NCAA legislation. His comments reminded me of the following quote by G.K. Chesterton: “To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.” “Do to others as you […]