Mound Visits, 1/28/22

A marriage, a team or an organization are beautiful entities when selfless people are involved. In Philippians, chapter 2, Paul describes the beauty of selfless people working together to experience true joy…”be like-minded, love one another, be in one spirit and purpose.” When we look beyond ourselves, pray and desire that our spouses, teammates or […]

Mound Visits, 1/27/22

When asked how he would like to be remembered when his Major League career is over, Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson said, “I want to be remembered as someone who cared about others.” We can all leave that legacy. Love God, love people. ““The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord […]

Mound Visits, 1/26/22

Every coach wants a great effort and consistency from the players they coach. Even though God forgives and extends grace to us over and over, I know He would like to see a better effort and more consistency from each one of us…at work, at home and when we are alone. “Nothing is more confusing […]

Mound Visits, 1/25/22

Someone in our circle of influence needs encouragement today. Someone needs a hand up. Someone needs a smile or a kind gesture. Let’s all pray for eyes to see and ears to hear what someone in our circle needs. “Always, everywhere God is present, and always He seeks to discover Himself to each one” – […]

Mound Visits, 1/24/22

I have this forever image in my memory: I’m a four year old walking with my father down our narrow, gravel road. I would hold his hand, then dart away getting into mischief in the ditch or trying to run ahead or lag behind. My father would simply reach out his strong hand and say, […]

Mound Visits, 1/22/22

We should never depend on others to build our confidence. Our true confidence comes from within. “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” (Unknown) “…the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”(1 John 4:4) Keith MadisonSCORE International

Mound Visits, 1/21/22

In Timothy Keller’s brilliant book, “The Prodigal God”, he says of Jesus’ parable of the Lost Son that “the younger brother knew he was alienated from the father, but the elder brother did not. The most dangerous place to be is to believe in our own righteousness. “And be found in Him, not having my […]

Mound Visits, 1/20/22

A dictionary definition of grace is “the unmerited love and favor of God toward men.” “Religion teaches, ‘I obey; therefore I’m accepted.The Gospel teaches, ‘I’m completely accepted; therefore, I obey.’”(Tim Keller) “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that […]

Mound Visits, 1/19/22

Would we all have a better day today if we spoke positive, helpful words to others and if we would think positive thoughts? Long before the thousands of self help and leadership books, David had the answer. Think carefully here about what he said, and let’s make it our prayer today: “May these words of […]