Mound Visits, 12/5/22

One of the most frustrating things for a coach is to see his players “go through the motions.” Their bodies are present but their hearts are not. Many times, God sees that in our relationship with Him. These three things help me when I find myself going through the motions:1. Each time we pray, read […]

Mound Visits, 12/3/22

“Jesus told this parable:“Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth […]

Mound Visits, 11/30/22

If our hope is in conservatives, progressives, the market or possessions, we are lost. Follow Him. In Jesus we find hope, light, truth and salvation. Even if you have less than a mustard seed portion of faith, follow Him. “Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please […]

Mound Visits, 11/29/22

It’s good to have a “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” mentality, but what if you have no boots? God specializes in doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves. We’ve heard it said that God helps those who help themselves, but Charles Spurgeon wisely said, “God helps those who cannot help themselves.” “But […]

Mound Visits, 11/28/22

You can live a “quiet life” and yet have tremendous influence. “You don’t have to be a ‘person of influence’ to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they’ve taught me.”(Scott Adams) “and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: […]

Mound Visits, 11/23/22

Thanksgiving is perhaps my favorite holiday. I love Christmas, Easter and Independence Day as well, because they all remind us of how much gratitude we should have in our hearts. “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – Gilbert C. Chesterton “Give thanks […]

Mound Visits, 11/22/22

One of the many things I’m profoundly thankful for is God’s grace. “Grace means undeserved kindness. It is the gift of God to man the moment he sees he is unworthy of God’s favor.”(Dwight L. Moody) “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the […]

Mound Visits, 11/18/22

Recently, I heard on a podcast that we should make sure that our character can keep pace with our success. “Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.”(Alfred Adler) “Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.””(1 Corinthians 15:33) Keith […]

Mound Visits, 11/16/22

Abraham Lincoln was a man who faced great personal and leadership challenges. Like most of us, there were times of discouragement, doubt, fear and melancholy. But, I believe, in his heart was hidden the timeless truths from the Word of God read to him by his mother by light of the fireplace in an humble […]

Mound Visits, 11/15/22

Jack Hyles has said, “success is on the same road as failure; success is just a little further down the road.” Every successful person I’ve ever known has experienced failure and disappointment…several times. Perseverance is the key to being all God has created us to be. Perseverance is power. “Let perseverance finish its work so […]