Mound Visits, 9/29/21

When I was pitching at the minor league level I had a tendency to lose velocity after about three innings. Not good for a starter! My manager was an older, veteran MLB catcher. He wisely converted me to a closer. My career moved in a positive direction after finding my role. What’s your role as […]

Mound Visits, 9/27/21

We are a work in progress. We fall, but we get back up and continue the journey towards Christ. He forgives, redeems, seals and loves us. We can thank Him throughout the day! “Prone to wander, Lord I feel itProne to leave the God I loveHere’s my heart, oh take and seal itSeal it for […]

Mound Visits, 9/25/21

“Good words are worth much, and cost little.” George Herbert My “good words” to you this morning comes from the pen of the Apostle Paul. I hope it is an encouragement to you today! “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any […]

Mound Visits, 9/24/21

We are human. We have fears and anxiety. When things spiral out of control, Believers (and many times non-believers) turn to God, cry out, and begin the process of trust. Sometimes it’s hard to trust, but then we look in the rear view mirror to see that God has been there for us during the […]

Mound Visits, 9/23/21

If we could extend just a little grace to our family members, co-workers (and if you are a coach, to your players AND their parents), we could then have more joy and God would be pleased. “When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” (Donald Miller) “Let […]

Mound Visits, 9/22/21

We should never confuse God with life. Life is uncertain, but God is faithful. “When uncertainty keeps you up at night, then close your eyes and think of something that is certain. – God’s Love.”(Unknown) “Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you.”(1 Peter 5:7) Keith MadisonSCORE International

Mound Visits, 9/21/21

More than ever before we need wisdom in order to navigate this journey called life. Our own voices, entertainment and electronic devices prevent us from listening to the voice of reason…the voice of Wisdom. Hit pause, enjoy solitude and listen with your heart. “You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the […]

Mound Visits, 9/20/21

I’m thankful for parents and coaches who would let me know when I crossed the line from confidence to arrogance. People admire confidence and detest arrogance. People are drawn to confident individuals win or lose and tolerate arrogant ones only when they win. “There’s a thin line between confidence and arrogance. It’s called humility. Confidence […]

Mound Visits, 9/16/21

My prayer for all who receive this message today is that you would be encouraged to know that during the darkest night God does not sleep or slumber (Psalm 121:4). He is with you (Isaiah 41:10). During your greatest challenge He gives you strength (Psalm 121:1-2). When you are exhausted He wants to give you […]

Mound Visits, 9/15/21

When we break away and attempt to do life alone because of busyness, rebelliousness or selfishness, we expect more from others than we expect from ourselves. We do life better when we include Jesus. “When we stop expecting people to be perfect, we can like them for who they really are.”(Donald Miller) “for all have […]