Mound Visits, 12/31/22

Happy New Year! I have collected some Bible verses and thoughts that may help me to be a better employee, friend, father, son, brother, and husband this year and for years to come. Hopefully one or more will help you, as well, to be all that God created us to be. “Do to others as […]

Mound Visits, 12/30/22

If we look horizontally for people or things to satisfy us, we will have fleeting moments of happiness and peace. People, because all of us are flawed, will disappoint us eventually. Things will only give us pleasure for a short time. We should look vertically for lasting peace, wisdom, satisfaction and joy. Then, we will […]

Mound Visits, 12/29/22

Many believe God will love us if we change. The gospel says God will change us because He loves us. “There is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still.”(Corrie ten Boom) “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”(Romans 5:8) […]

Mound Visits, 12/28/22

During our Christmas Eve service our pastor reminded us why God spoke to the shepherds about the birth of Jesus. He could have chosen any group, but He chose the lowly shepherds. Why? It’s because God usually chooses those who are silent. We all need to find quietness in each day so that we may […]

Mound Visits, 12/23/22

Scottish born author Robert Lewis Stevenson is best known for works such as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. But none of his legendary work is more meaningful than a prayer he once penned: “Loving God, help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the […]

Mound Visits, 12/21/22

As believers, let’s give more love to those who disagree with us and less dogma and self-righteousness. One smile originating in our hearts will open more doors than a thousand talking points. “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:35) “Though we cannot think alike may […]

Mound Visits, 12/20/22

C.S. Lewis once said, “Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.” “Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.”(Augustine) ““The virgin will conceive and give birth […]

Mound Visits, 12/16/22

As believers we have a responsibility in the way we represent Christ to not only our families and those we influence, but also to people who may be observing us who we don’t know. Consider what Paul said: “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.”(Colossians 4:5) “The […]

Mound Visits, 12/14/22

When we trust in Christ, we make an exchange—our sin for His righteousness. Our sin was poured into Christ at His crucifixion. His righteousness is poured in to us at our conversion. No man can boast about his own righteousness, since any righteousness we may have is a gift from God. “God made him who […]