Mound Visits, 2/27/24

William Cowper once said, “Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.” Isn’t it comforting to know that in our darkest hour God is compassionate toward us! To receive it, all we need to do is turn toward Him. ”The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.“‭‭(Psalms‬ ‭103‬:‭8‬) […]

Mound Visits, 2/26/24

Many years ago I learned from trial and error that baseball is a great game but a terrible God. In order to live in peace, we must adhere to what Paul said in his letter to the Colossians: ”Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were […]

Mound Visits, 2/24/24

It appears that many people are not seeking true friends these days. COVID-19 and social media have taken their toll on the blessing of having good, trustworthy friends. Life can be hard at times. We need faith, family and friends. Don’t trade people touches for screen touches. ”Two are better than one, because they have […]

Mound Visits, 2/21/24

Chuck Swindoll once said, “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” This is such an accurate statement and it has been proven true many times in my life. My encouragement to you is to trust God and know that He is with you. Then, persevere until He […]

Mound Visits, 2/20/24

The “Sermon in the Mount” is a message that Christians should review on a regular basis. The sermon is found in chapters 5-7 in the book of Matthew. When I read it, I realize that I often fall short in following the teachings of Jesus. Jesus taught about subjects such as prayer, justice, care for […]

Mound Visits, 2/19/24

We can be resilient because we know that God is with us. The setbacks we have can be used for good—to learn from or to encourage others who have similar disappointments. Usually we can only see this by looking in the rear view mirror. The message: get back up, learn, grow and encourage others. ”Have […]

Mound Visits, 2/17/24

NCAA Division l baseball teams play a 56 game schedule starting in the middle of February and ending in the middle of May. There are many long bus trips, bad calls, slumps, injuries and hotel rooms away from family. Without perseverance and the ability to bounce back quickly after a tough loss, it can be […]

Mound Visits, 2/16/24

A new beginning is not a date or a place but a mindset. Half of the teams competing on a field or a court today will lose. For those teams, tomorrow can be a new beginning, a mindset of starting over and getting it right. Whether you are an athlete or not, we all need […]

Mound Visits, 2/14/23

Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training this week. The Division l Baseball season starts on Friday. For everyone living in that world, the rhythm of life changes drastically. This change places stress on families. Let’s pray for these coaches, players and, especially, the wives and children who won’t see much of their husbands and […]

Mound Visits, 2/13/24

Max Lucado has said, “God loves you just the way you are, but He loves you too much to allow you to stay that way.” We were born to grow. We grow physically, mentally and emotionally. But we should also grow spiritually. Our physical bodies stop growing eventually and then they begin to deteriorate. Depressing, […]