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 […]

Mound Visits, 5/13/22

As a young boy I once spoke a hurtful, hateful thing to a neighbor boy. He never said a word back to me, he just looked at me with pain in his eyes, turned and walked away. How much damage was done? It destroyed and killed our relationship. I still remember vividly decades later. My […]

Mound Visits, 5/5/22

Heavenly Father, thank you for this beautiful spring morning. You give us glimpses of all you have in store for us. “They challenge science to prove the existence of God. But must we really light a candle to see the sun?”— Wernher Von Braun “The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their […]

Mound Visits, 5/3/22

One year we had a group of grumblers and complainers on our team. That year (thankfully it was only one), I guess you weren’t cool unless you complained. By the end of the year the negativity was so thick that I thought I was the only one who cared. Then I learned that one of […]