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 […]

Mound Visits, 8/15/16

  There’s no getting around it. We live in a dark world of terror, promiscuity and politicians who many times put their personal agendas or the party’s agenda ahead of what is good for our state or  nation. If we focus on the darkness it will infect our spiritual life and our relationships with family and […]

Mound Visits, 8/14/16

  Paul gives us all a great lesson in humility in 1Corinthians 4:7…”For who makes you different than anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?” Every victory, check and award is because of gifts and blessings […]

Mound Visits, 8/24/16

  Why does God want us to be obedient? The 10 Commandments…why should we submit to the “rules?” The answer is simple…so that it will go well with us, and our families. Moses shares what God told him in Deuteronomy 5:29: “Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep my commands […]

Mound Visits, 8/22/16

  God would be pleased and we would gain wisdom and peace if we brought every decision, meeting, problem and project before Him. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6