Mound Visits, 2/20/17

In this life we will be criticized, slandered and discouraged by those who would enjoy holding us back. But it’s a waste of time to respond to every negative thing said about us. “…Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race […]

Mound Visits, 2/17/17

If I could go back in time and give myself advice prior to starting a new season as a baseball coach, I would say this to myself… 1. Continue to give your best every day 2. Look beyond the logo on the players’ jersey and into their hearts 3. Behind the bravado and swag of […]

Mound Visits, 2/17/17

The world may define us by how many wins we have at the end of the season (or at the end of the day!), our bank account, social status or appearance. Listen to what St. Francis of Assisi said about this: “Blessed is the man who thinks no better or worse of himself when he […]

Mound Visits, 2/16/17

We all have regrets. We all have weaknesses. Before meeting and following Christ, Paul was a persecutor of Christians. Later in his life, he developed a “thorn in his flesh” that nagged him constantly until he left this world. He never revealed the exact pain or illness he had. Evil past, physical weakness… God still […]

Mound Visits, 2/15/17

Author C.S. Lewis once said, “Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it can’t be is moderately important.” “For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

Mound Visits, 2/14/17

I recently heard a story about a woman who was an alcoholic. She turned to God to give her strength and began to attend church faithfully. One morning while leaving church she heard one woman say to another, “how much longer will she be hanging around here?” The alcoholic later died having never attended church […]

Mound Visits, 2/13/17

Even though it’s been years since I’ve coached, I often still have a few anxious thoughts when I hear coaches talk about starting a new season of competition. I was given a quote by a friend right before opening day many years ago: “When you have done all you can do to prepare, await the […]

Mound Visits, 2/11/17

When we become self-centered and ungrateful, we are like “a turtle on a fence post.” We’re on top but we have no idea how we arrived. In 1 Corinthians 4:7, Paul had three important questions for people on top: 1. For who makes you different than anyone else? 2. What do you have that you […]

Mound Visits, 2/10/17

Sometimes life comes at us like a stampede. Words and explanations fail us. During those times all we can do is hold on. Yes, hold on. Hebrews 10::23 says it best, “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.” Even during life’s most tumultuous challenges, we have a […]