Mound Visits, 9/23/16

  Recently, I’ve limited myself to only 30 minutes of network news each day. I found myself discouraged and sometimes even angry after watching the negative commentary too much. Like athletes train their bodies for competition, we all should likewise train our minds to be sharp and positive. “…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever […]

Mound Visits, 9/22/16

  It’s a very good thing to demand excellence from yourself, and from others if you are a leader. It is not a good thing to “crush” someone’s spirit. As a coach, I can still remember when I crossed that line. I can think of a couple of players I lost because their spirit was […]

Mound Visits, 9/21/16

  I’ve always heard that humans only use a fraction of our brains during our lives. I will take it a step further and say that similarly, we only use a fraction of the spiritual power we have access to! “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness…(2 Peter 1:3). […]

Mound Visits, 9/20/16

  Have you ever applied for a job you didn’t get?Have you ever been rejected? Have you ever been passed over for a promotion? Perhaps God closed that door you tried to go through to open someone else’s heart. It happened to Paul and Silas. At God’s appointed time he may not just open the […]

Mound Visits, 9/19/16

  One of my weaknesses has always been procrastinating. I always feel better, though, when I tackle the toughest task first and complete it. That kind of effort takes self discipline. And, we have help with that! God wants to help us in our weakness. “God does not give us a spirit of timidity, but […]

Mound Visits, 9/17/16

  We’ve all very likely heard it said that we should “grow where we are planted.” That is true, we should make the very best with what we have to work with. But, sometimes we want more to work with! Jesus is very direct along these lines. He knows our hearts. He said this in […]

Mound Visits, 9/16/16

  Worry has been a big challenge and a major “time waster” in my life. Sometimes I get too caught up in to what “might” happen. Yes, we should plan and be wise in preparing for the future. But, let’s make the most of today. It’s a gift, that’s why it’s called “the present.” There […]

Mound Visits, 9/15/16

  When David was preparing to take on the giant Goliath in a one on one battle, everyone around him was talking about Goliath’s size, his defiant attitude and their fear of him. David, a teenager at this time, only talked about God. All of us, at one time or another, has a “Goliath” in […]

Mound Visits, 9/14/16

  If you haven’t already, I hope that you can find some time today to be alone, to “clear your head” from the busyness of the very hectic pace of today’s world. Quiet helps us listen to the Spirit of God. When I’m “out of step” with God, I avoid being alone. Or, does the […]

Mound Visits, 9/12/16

  Our motives are important to God. A few of the many references to the attitude of the heart: “The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7) “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is […]