Mound Visits, 1/20/24

There is a myth in the world that says, “If I’m good, maybe when I die I’ll go to heaven.” In our strife to become good, using our own effort, we become self-righteous and judgmental. God has a plan for all who fall in to this trap…Jesus. ”God made Him who had no sin to […]

Mound Visits, 1/29/24

In our Bible Study this morning we talked about divine appointments. If we focus on people instead of things, we will lead better and be more aware of people in our lives who are seeking. ”So he (Zacchaeus) ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see Him, since Jesus was coming that way. When […]

Mound Visits, 1/26/24

After helping conduct a two hour baseball clinic in the blistering sun in the Dominican Republic several years ago, a group of boys surrounded me. All the boys were shouting “pelota, pelota!” All except one, he was weakly asking, not for a baseball, but for aqua. He was sick, thirsty and probably dehydrated. This boy […]

Mound Visits, 1/23/24

“But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I that I should go Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?’He said, ‘But I will be with you…’”(Exodus 3:11-12a) ”But I will be with you.” These words that God spoke to Moses should be all we need. Whatever you must go through or whatever […]

Mound Visits, 1/22/23

We are never alone when I meet challenges. I can invite Him to give me peace and wisdom each time I walk into a meeting, a speaking engagement or any other opportunity He may give. I wish I had been more open to this as a player and as a coach. Today, will you go […]

Mound Visits, 1/20/24

”As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it“(Luke‬ ‭19‬:‭41‬) Jesus must also weep over New York, Los Angeles, your city and my town. But yet, He extends grace and patience. And in the midst of so many turning away from Him, Jesus still walks with us through our pain, grief and […]

Mound Visits, 1/19/24

When I seek my identity horizontally I am always left wanting. Comparison has always been an enemy of individuals, but with social media it may be the biggest enemy of all. When I seek my identity vertically, I understand that God knows my every weakness, my failures and on my worst day He loves me […]

Mound Visits, 1/18/24

Way back in my playing days, I had a minor league manager who never once encouraged me. I want to believe that it was not that he didn’t want to encourage me, I just don’t think he knew how. Someone in your path today needs to be encouraged. How do I know that? We all […]

Mound Visits, 1/17/23

Have you ever questioned God? I have. Why did this happen to her? Why would You allow Him to do that?The truth is that God knows the condition of the world full well. And, He can see what’s ahead. He grieves over man’s bad choices and walks with us and holds our hands when we […]

Mound Visits, 1/16/24

My mother used to make blackberry jam. She would send us to the fence rows and overgrown gullies to find as many plump, ripe blackberries as possible. She would then put her magic touch on the process making jam, then can them, seal them and store them to eat with hot biscuits all winter. Good […]