Mound Visits, 4/27/17

I have a friend who I respect. I know that he cares for me enough to let me know when my attitude gets off-track or if I am not giving my best effort. He looks me in the eye and speaks truth to me. It’s uncomfortable sometimes, but later I’m always thankful. If you don’t […]

Mound Visits, 4/26/17

In the ninth chapter of John, Jesus heals a blind man who had been blind from birth. The religious leaders (the Pharisees) didn’t believe this miracle. They questioned the blind man, his parents, and accused Jesus of sinning because He healed on the Sabbath. After questioning the blind man a second time, he simply told […]

Mound Visits, 4/24/17

Isn’t it ironic that when Pilate was questioning Jesus that he asked Him, “What is truth?” (John 18:38) Of course, Truth was standing right in front of him but he either refused to see or he really wasn’t earnestly seeking truth. Author C.S. Lewis once said, “Thirst was made for water, inquiry for truth.” In […]

Mound Visits, 4/23/17

Abraham Lincoln often quoted poet John Lyndgate with these true words: “You can please some of the people all the time, you can please all the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” We have more peace in our life and we are so much […]

Mound Visits, 4/21/17

As a former coach I always enjoy talking about my former players. I talk about how “this one” is a doctor, “that one” is a pastor, teacher, coach or a successful businessman. To be honest, I don’t like to talk about those who are struggling and perhaps even in despair. We all have struggles, battle […]

Mound Visits, 4/20/17

It’s important to “keep the main thing the main thing.” It’s easy to think, “if I can only obtain ‘this thing’ or ‘reach this goal’ then I will be fulfilled.” To prove my point, I’m asking you who are the following people and what did they achieve? Joe Belino Dave Cowens Jackie Jensen Norm VanBrocklin […]

Mound Visits, 4/19/17

My Little League coach impacted my life and countless others. He was the first person (outside of my family) who truly believed in me. He passed on to eternity yesterday. His influence on me and many other players, students and friends will live on. Jackie Robinson had the following inscribed on his gravestone 45 yrs […]

Mound Visits, 4/18/17

Recently, I heard someone say, “The world will give you a test; God wants to give you a testimony.” While the world is testing us, let’s remember how God inspired Isaiah many centuries ago: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen […]

Mound Visits, 4/17/17

If we carry our disappointments, anger or worry into each new day, we will have so much weight on our shoulders it will be hard to make it to the end of the day-much less reach our goals. There’s great freedom in spending time alone with Christ and discussing each disappointment, every fear, each source […]