Mound Visits, 2/28/22

Back in the 60’s millions of young people were moved by Bob Dylan’s lyrics and the heart felt way he sang. One of my favorites is “Like a Rolling Stone.” In one line he wails, “How does it feel, how does it feel?To be on your own, with no direction home.” For those of us […]

Mound Visits, 2/24/22

Through the years I’ve always tried to keep things that have sentimental value to me…the glove I used in Little League, a few of my father’s tools, my mother’s guilts, my wife’s notes to me that I would find in my suitcase on a road trip and notes and drawings my sons crafted for me […]

Mound Visits, 2/23/22

Someone once said that everyone makes an honest mistake, but there is nothing honest about covering it up. “Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.”-James Altucher “For, Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.”(1 Peter […]

Mound Visits, 2/22/22

Do you ever have times when your heart is heavy with the burdens of life…the room or office you are in becomes claustrophobic with problems, self doubt and negativity? There is a way out of this stress. Go to your knees and look up. Share your burdens and find refuge with the One who cares. […]

Mound Visits, 2/18/22

It’s easy to make every aspect of our lives “all about me.” In John Maxwell’s outstanding book, Winning With People, he outlines 25 “people principles.”Principle #6 is called “The Big Picture Principle” which simply says: “The entire population of the world, with one minor exception, is composed of others.” “Let each of you look not […]

Mound Visits, 2/16/22

I’m 100% sure that if you see anyone today, that person will need encouragement. Allow God to use you today. “You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.” (Zig Ziglar) “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds……encouraging […]

Mound Visits, 2/15/22

Most likely you will need wisdom today. Take time to ask God for wisdom before each important decision, meeting or when you have a problem that seems impossible to solve. In James 1:5 He promised to give wisdom…if we ask. “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I […]

Mound Visits, 2/12/22

As a 19 year old pitching in Triple A, my plans were to play in the major leagues soon. It didn’t happen. As a 26 year old graduate assistant coach, my plan was to be a head coach in Division l someday. It happened soon. “God doesn’t work on our timetable. He has a plan […]

Mound Visits, 2/11/22

Since Jesus paid the penalty for our sins, as believers, we are children of grace. “The difference between mercy and grace? Mercy gave the prodigal son a second chance. Grace gave him a feast.”(Max Lucado) “This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through […]