Mound Visits, 9/30/22

I once heard someone say that the stories we tell ourself are powerful because we hear them in our own voice. There is much truth to that statement. Do not allow the fear of failure overshadow what God has planned for you! “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by […]

Mound Visits, 9/28/22

Do you pursue knowledge or wisdom? I must admit, for many years I wanted to be known as the “pitching guy” who was on the cutting edge of pitching knowledge. But knowledge without wisdom only hangs around until the next new concept is revealed. Seek wisdom first so that your knowledge may be shared without […]

Mound Visits, 9/26/22

The truly exceptional leader is a person who:-is demanding but not demeaning-uses encouragement and knowledge instead of cynicism-prays for those he/she leads instead of using them for selfish gain-exudes character and humility as well as confidence “The goal of many leaders is to get people to think more highly of the leader. The goal of […]

Mound Visits, 9/24/22

When I was a Graduate Assistant baseball coach at Mississippi State in the late 70’s, the football coach had a slogan that seemed to be everywhere. The slogan was “Let’s Win Something Today.” I can’t remember the coaches name, but I remember the slogan! Why? Because it applies to everyone. Don’t wait. Do something positive […]

Mound Visits, 9/22/22

I’ve heard it said that life is like baking a cake; the ingredients by themselves would be pretty gross to eat. But when you put it all together and bake it you get something delicious. Our lives are full of trials. Only God can take all these trials, along with our perseverance, and make each […]

Mound Visits, 9/21/22

My dad once told me about a sign that hung on the entrance to their church back in the 1930’s in the rural community of Poplar Springs.The sign read, “If every person who enters this church is just like me, what kind of a church would this church be?” Pastors need members who are “all […]

Mound Visits, 9/20/22

The Apostle Paul’s prayer to the believers in Ephesus is also my prayer for you today. “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and […]

Mound Visits, 9/19/22

One hundred years from now which statement will be the most significant?1. I know Aaron Judge2. I know technology better than anyone3. I know the market. I know when to buy and when to sell4. I know Jesus Christ “The older I get the more I realize what I don’t know. But, it’s not about […]

Mound Visits, 9/16/22

There are three things we can do if we aren’t happy with the direction of our nation:1. Complain (I have complained quite a bit over many years. It hasn’t helped.)2. Move (If you move, you may be singing The Who’s hit from the 70’s, “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” You may remember the last line of […]

Mound Visits, 9/14/22

God is for us. He is not against us. Repenting is not about carrying the weight of guilt and shame from your past, it’s about giving it to Jesus once and for all and moving forward. He has paid for our sins in full, not in part. “Don’t carry around bricks from your past, you’ll […]