Mound Visits, 7/30/21

I hear coaches say, “you have speak their language so that you can get your point across.” Love, respect and a positive role speaks the language that young athletes, and all young people, need to hear. “I learned a long time ago that you don’t have to go around using bad language and trying to […]

Mound Visits, 7/29/21

Our past mistakes can either be an anchor weighing us down, or motivation to move forward in faith, forgiveness and grace. “My past will remind me, not define me.”-Andy Stanley “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have […]

Mound Visits, 7/28/31

The incredible Negro League pitcher Satchel Paige often gave this advice to other pitchers: “Throw Strikes. Home plate don’t move.” “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”(Hebrews 13:8) Seeking truth…seek JesusSeeking forgiveness and grace…go to JesusSeeking wisdom…ask JesusConfused…go to Jesus He’s the same, yesterday, today and forever. He “don’t move.” Keith MadisonSCORE […]

Mound Visits, 7/27/21

We all have times of discouragement, doubts and fears. But our hope in life isn’t our faithfulness, but His. God is perfect in love, grace and faithfulness. “God does not love us because we are valuable. We are valuable because God loves us.” -Fulton Sheen “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, […]

Mound Visits, 7/26/21

Your faith is important to you, of course. But it’s also important to family, friends, teammates and co-workers. In the beautiful story Luke shares about the paralytic’s friends carrying him on a mat to be healed by Jesus, Jesus first says this to the paralyzed man: “When Jesus saw THEIR faith, He said, “Friend, your […]

Mound Visits, 7/23/21

Advice to my younger self: -Serve those in need more often-Spend more time alone with God and His Word-Learn to be a very good listener-Don’t complain about anything. It’s a waste of time. Pray instead-Be intentional about loving others-Seek wisdom-Be more thankful-Cherish time with family Advice to my present day self: -Do all of the […]

Mound Visits, 7/22/21

In a drawer in my dresser I have small stones from a creek, shells from a Florida vacation, and a few ancient Father’s Day cards. They aren’t worth anything to anyone else, but they are tremendously valuable to me. It’s good for us to remember that the goodwill behind the gift that is given determines […]

Mound Visits, 7/21/21

As long as I live on this earth, I don’t think I will completely understand God’s love and His grace. I can’t fully comprehend it, but I can be thankful for it. “The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves […]

Mound Visits, 7/20/21

Because of the cross we can be forgiven. We can forget the past sins. We can have a future of freedom. They travel lightly whom God’s grace carries. – Thomas à Kempis “Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize […]

Mound Visits, 7/19/21

George Washington once said, “Be courteous to all, but intimate with few.” “When you surround yourself with clowns, don’t be surprised when your life resembles a circus.”(Austin Robichaux) Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”(1 Corinthians 15:33) Keith MadisonSCORE International