Mound Visits, 5/31/22

God doesn’t promise to shield us from all disappointments. He does promise to walk through them with us if we will only extend our hand for Him to hold. “In the middle of pain, disappointment, and suffering it is faith that whispers: This isn’t permanent.” (Unknown) “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, […]

Mound Visits, 5/31/22

Most Americans enjoy a long weekend, a baseball game, a home project or a cookout on Memorial Day. It would be a tragedy if we didn’t remember those who haven given their life for us. “Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” […]

Mound Visits, 5/25/22

We see the pain on every news channel…School shootings, street violence, racism and war. No doubt, we can do far better. But we will never fix it all because there are some hearts and minds that are disturbed and confused and some even bent toward hate. We have too many single mothers trying to do […]

Mound Visits, 5/23/22

The world is changing rapidly. In America there is a feeling that followers of Jesus are in the minority. In many cultures it’s always been that way. But, when we swim upstream we get stronger. “Following Jesus is not easy. We live in a downstream world. Following Jesus means swimming upstream.” (Mike Linch) “Be on […]

Mound Visits, 5/20/22

The typical question asked when first meeting someone is “what do you do?” Many times this is not only a way to start a conversation but a way to evaluate someone. Subconsciously, we are asking ourselves “Is this person worthy of my time?” Paul had this to say about worth: “Here is neither Jew or […]

Mound Visits, 5/19/22

Friends are one of the great blessings in life. They are usually few in number, but those few who stick with you during good times and bad, wins and losses and success and failure are better than gold or silver. “A friend cannot be known in prosperity. An enemy cannot be hidden in adversity.”(Jack Hyles) […]

Mound Visits, 5/18/22

Many people are going through a dark and discouraging time. There are uncertainties all around us. Let’s turn to Jesus during times of hopelessness. He will bring us out of darkness and into light. We all need times of refreshing. “There is a God of awesome grace who meets his children in moments of darkness […]

Mound Visits, 5/16/22

Not long before the Apostle Paul was martyred, he wrote one of the last letters we know of to his young “son in the faith,” Timothy. Before Paul died, he wanted to be sure to leave a solid foundation for his friend. “For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the […]

Mound Visits, 5/14/22

People will hurt you. Christian people may hurt you. Don’t confuse God with people. God is for you. “I have loved you with an everlasting love…”(Jeremiah 31:3) “Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.”(C.S. Lewis) “…but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ […]