Mound Visits, 1/24/22

I have this forever image in my memory: I’m a four year old walking with my father down our narrow, gravel road. I would hold his hand, then dart away getting into mischief in the ditch or trying to run ahead or lag behind. My father would simply reach out his strong hand and say, […]

Mound Visits, 1/22/22

We should never depend on others to build our confidence. Our true confidence comes from within. “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” (Unknown) “…the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”(1 John 4:4) Keith MadisonSCORE International

Mound Visits, 1/21/22

In Timothy Keller’s brilliant book, “The Prodigal God”, he says of Jesus’ parable of the Lost Son that “the younger brother knew he was alienated from the father, but the elder brother did not. The most dangerous place to be is to believe in our own righteousness. “And be found in Him, not having my […]

Mound Visits, 1/20/22

A dictionary definition of grace is “the unmerited love and favor of God toward men.” “Religion teaches, ‘I obey; therefore I’m accepted.The Gospel teaches, ‘I’m completely accepted; therefore, I obey.’”(Tim Keller) “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that […]

Mound Visits, 1/19/22

Would we all have a better day today if we spoke positive, helpful words to others and if we would think positive thoughts? Long before the thousands of self help and leadership books, David had the answer. Think carefully here about what he said, and let’s make it our prayer today: “May these words of […]

Mound Visits, 1/18/22

God will never love you any more or any less than He does right now. “God does not change us in order to love us. He loves us in order to change us.”(Adrian Rogers)  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may […]

Mound Visits, 1/17/22

David was a sinner similar to the rest of us. But in Acts 13:32 David is called “a man after Gods own heart.” I believe his heart and his honesty in prayer drew him close to God. Man identifies others by their sins, God identifies us by our hearts. David’s prayer in Psalm 139:23-24 is […]

Mound Visits, 1/16/22

Prayer changes me…the way that I see my circumstances, the way that I see others and the way that I trust God. “Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers […]

Mound Visits, 1/11/22

“Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.” Blaise Pascal “Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change; where we are right, make us easy to live with.” Peter Marshall “For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth […]

Mound Visits, 1/5/22

I’ll be traveling to Chicago today for the American Baseball Coaches Association Clinic/Convention. There will be about 5,000 coaches there! It’s the largest baseball clinic in the world. I’ve been attending since 1977. Most will be there to learn, some attend to network and others will be in meetings with the challenge of improving amateur […]