Mound Visits, 9/6/16

  In Paul’s era of religious controversies, it wasn’t music that was controversial in the church, it was whether Gentiles should be circumcised like their Christ following Jewish brothers! What was Paul’s response to this issue? “The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” (Galatians 5:6) Paul, like Jesus, didn’t want rules […]

Mound Visits, 9/3/16

  One of John Wooden’s famous quotes was, “Be quick, but don’t be in a hurry.” Jesus’ half brother, James had a somewhat similar thought 2,000 years ago: “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,” James 1:19 NIV

Mound Visits, 9/1/16

  It’s easy for me to trust God while “looking in the rear view mirror” of my life. He is faithful. But when I’m faced with a devastating circumstance or if I’m in a dark place, it takes much more faith and strength. It’s then I must intentionally decide to trust Him, even if I’m […]

Mound Visits, 8/29/16

  A former MLB Chaplain, Walt Wiley, taught me something about baseball a few years ago. He asked me, “what is the major role of a lead off hitter?” My answers, “get on base.” No. “See a lot of pitches, get the pitch count up, relay info to the rest of the lineup as to […]

Mound Visits, 8/27/16

  10 years ago today Flight 5191 crashed shortly after takeoff here in Lexington. Two of the 49 who died in that crash was one of my former players, Jon Hooker, and his bride of less than 12 hrs, Scarlet Parsley Hooker. Jon loved his family, loved baseball, loved being a Wildcat and loved his […]

Mound Visits, 8/26/16

  Many times we don’t serve God because we feel unclean before him or we feel our gifts and abilities aren’t as good as  someone else’s. First of all, “if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9) As for […]

Mound Visits, 8/25/16

  God doesn’t forget you, abandon you or let go of you. Not even when you have a bad day, forget to pray or think you are too busy to read your Bible. He wants to hear from us, just like we want to hear our children’s deepest thoughts. He want us to have good […]

Mound Visits, 8/17/16

  The following principle holds true whether leading a nation, business, team or family: “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisors make victory sure.” (Proverbs 11:14) Don’t lead alone! First of all, ask God for wisdom, then seek out “many advisors.” I never make a MAJOR decision without seeking the council of […]

Mound Visits, 8/16/16

  In the busyness of career and family, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and to even get discouraged. Remember, God will never give up on you! He loves you when your busy, when you worry and even when your “cranky.” Paul wrote the following from a Roman prison: “being confident of this, that He who […]