Mound Visits, 8/28/23

Billy Graham once said, “Sometimes life touches one person with a bouquet and another with a thorn bush. But the first may find a wasp in the flowers, and the second may discover roses among the thorns.” No matter whether life is throwing wasps or thorns in our paths, God is always with us to […]

Mound Visits, 8/24/23

It’s important for us not to judge but to use discernment when aligning ourselves with other people. There’s a huge difference between charisma and truth. I’ve often heard it said, “You become like the 5 people you spend the most time with. Choose carefully.” “Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of […]

Mound Visits, 8/23/23

Before the day is over, there’s a good chance that you will need to make one or more decisions. And, you may have the opportunity to speak peace into a volatile situation. You are not alone. You have help. “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without […]

Mound Visits, 8/22/23

I believe it was Ken Blanchard who said, “what we give our attention to, grows.” “Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people.” “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To […]

Mound Visits, 8/21/23

“Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”(Galatians 5:25) It seems that the verse above has been showing up in multiple places from several different people this past week. When that happens, I need to listen and follow. So, if we say we follow Christ, we should act like […]

Mound Visits, 8/18/23

It was Samuel Chadwick who once said, “Brains can argue, but it takes heart to comfort.” How can we better share our faith with unbelievers today, with an argument or with compassion? “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”(Colossians 3:12) Compassion will cure more […]

Mound Visits, 8/16/23

When we go through disappointment, heartbreak, grief and struggles we become weak. We need someone to lean on who understands all of our pain. We need Jesus. Dwight L. Moody once said, “real true faith is man’s weakness leaning on God’s strength.” But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my […]

Mound Visits, 8/14/23

MOUND VISIT “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” (Chuck Swindoll) “God “is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine” (Ephesians 3:20) The prayer that never fails…”Father, I have a need. You know it even before I ask. Your will be done.” Keith […]

Mound Visits, 8/12/23

The world may seem like a dark place. I was discussing this with a friend this past week. It seems that good is being called evil and evil is being called good by many in our society. The prophet Isaiah said this in Isaiah 5:20: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, […]

Mound Visits, 8/11/23

Our thoughts are very powerful. They will determine our attitudes, productivity and shape how we treat others. Our thoughts don’t automatically go to what is godly. If allowed to go on their own, we will struggle with discouragement and thoughts that bring guilt and shame. Paul wrote the verse below from prison. If we can […]