Mound Visits, 1/12/21

This world can be an uncertain place. Through Christ and His love, grace, compassion and joy we can use this world to prepare for a better place. Hear what God revealed to His Apostle, John: “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and […]

Mound Visits, 1/11/21

There’s a lot of anger in the world today. As a Christian, how are we supposed to react to the injustices all around us? Protest, take shots at those evil conservatives or liberals on social media, or fire off an angry letter to your congressman? If I prayed each time I felt “righteous indignation” knock […]

Mound Visits, 1/6/21

I’m not responsible for changing people’s lives. I’m responsible for loving them. “Love people where they are, and love them boldly. And if you really want to go crazy, like them too.” (Brant Hansen) “Refusing to be angry about others’ views isn’t conflict avoidance or happy-talk. It’s the very nature of serving people.” (Brant Hansen) […]

Mound Visits, 1/1/21

My New Year’s resolution: Be more grateful. “What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.” (Brene’ Brown) “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7) Keith […]

Mound Visits, 12/30/20

To be a truly effective leader you should ask individual members of your team or organization this question: “What can I do to help?” That’s a far cry from telling them, “this is what you can do to help me.” “Do to others as you would have them do to you. (Luke 6:31) “just as […]

Mound Visits, 12/28/20

We become tired at times, right? Tired of making mistakes that we fear will separate us from God; tired of man made religious rules that weigh us down like a coat filled with lead; tired of feeling “not good enough.” Jesus says, “I have a better way, come to me.” “Come to me, all you […]

Mound Visits, 12/24/20

“God goes to those who have time to hear him—and so on this cloudless night he went to simple shepherds.” (Max Lucado) “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around […]

Mound Visits, 12/22/20

A few of the many gifts I have received through seeking God: Forgiveness, grace, hope, peace, assurance, rest, wisdom, joy, purpose, strength, courage, compassion and eternal life. I can have none of those blessings in full without Him. “Look for Christ and you will find Him. And with Him, everything else.” – C.S. Lewis “The […]

Mound Visits, 12/17/20

My wife, Sharon, doesn’t miss a thing. She hears every laugh, sees every detail and observes every movement. I seem to go through life thinking about the next project and dreaming about the next new adventure. I see the forest, but Sharon sees the beauty of each individual tree. I hope I haven’t missed too […]

Mound Visits, 12/16/20

Are we “called” to make everything right in the world? No, we are called to love God and love people. Jesus teaches us to pray for and to forgive our enemies. I confess, I’m a real rookie at this. But, if I say I am a follower of Jesus I need to emulate Him. Hard […]