Mound Visits, 7/21/17

Recently, I have discovered that I need to be intentional about trusting God during each challenge. When my trust is bigger than my fear I’m able to see God’s hand at work. “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me.” (Jesus…John 14:1) Keith Madison SCORE International

Mound Visits, 7/20/17

A sobering thought from 1 Samuel 16:7: “The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” An appropriate and beautiful prayer from David in Psalm 51:10: “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within […]

Mound Visits, 7/19/17

Peer pressure keeps many of us from truly following Christ. We may believe in Him, but do we confess our faith and take a stand? This was a problem during Jesus’ time on earth, as well. Listen to what John said: “…many even among the leaders believed in Him. But because of the Pharisees they […]

Mound Visits, 7/17/17

This morning I will help lead group of about of about 30 with an “outreach” in the mountains of Harlan County, KY. My prayer this morning and my desire is that God would prepare my heart for serving and that we would exude His love. Please pray for us. Mother Teresa once said, “we cannot […]

Mound Visits, 7/15/17

Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in disagreements about our faith and about what Christians should “really” believe. We become the “faith police” and our pride becomes a barrier to Christ instead of a welcome mat. Paul gave some good advice about avoiding this trap: “Accept Him whose faith is weak, without passing judgement […]

Mound Visits, 7/14/17

In the 10 years I have been with SCORE International, I have learned much (and I continue to learn) about generosity. I never knew how generous many of God’s people could be. One thing I have observed…people are happier when they give. Andrew Murray once said, “The world asks, ‘What does a man own?’ Christ […]

Mound Visits, 7/13/17

I’m always encouraged when I look st someone’s Twitter or Facebook page and along with other things they proclaim “Jesus Follower,” or “Christ Follower.” For those of us who are Jesus followers, we must be careful what we post on social media. Back in the 80’s when Christian bumper stickers were a fad, it would […]

Mound Visits, 7/12/17

Recently I saw the following quote: “The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. And, the first to forget is the happiest.” “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, […]

Mound Visits, 7/11/17

“The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth.” (Psalm 145:18) A key word in this verse is “all.” Never think that you are not good enough to pray or that you don’t know how to pray. God wants to hear from all of us and […]

Mound Visits, 7/10/17

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3 I once heard a Bible scholar say the Book of Proverbs are filled with Godly principles, not promises. Either way, I know that if I leave God out of my plans, my chances of failure soar. If I seek His wisdom […]