Mound Visits, 2/17/23

Recently I heard someone say, “If you are climbing the ladder of success, make sure your ladder is leaning on the right wall.” What is the name of the wall your ladder is leaning on? Is it pride, selfishness, glory, wealth or more “toys?” Or is your ladder leaning on a wall titled selflessness, team, […]

Mound Visits, 2/16/22

It has often been said that Christians are a work in progress. I’ve never met a perfect one. We all have battles, doubts and fears. We all experience times of weakness. We all need Jesus. Perhaps that is why God inspired Paul to write, “But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, […]

Mound Visits, 2/14/22

“One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like […]

Mound Visits, 2/13/22

If thanksgiving isn’t a part of our daily lives, we are missing out on many blessings. Being thankful is a way that we can worship throughout the day, every day. When I let other things get in the way of thankfulness , my day just isn’t as rewarding. Slow down. Count your blessings. “When it […]

Mound Visits, 2/10/23

As a coach or professional baseball scout, it is sometimes very difficult to evaluate the heart of an athlete. Being human, we evaluate what we can physically see…size, speed, skills, body language, etc. But with prayer, asking for God’s help, we may be able to see a glimpse of the heart of a champion. Jesus […]

Mound Visits, 2/8/22

Jesus is patient with those who doubt. He loves an honest heart, so we should talk to Him about our doubts and fears. I think of “Doubting” Thomas, King David and even John the Baptist before his execution. They all had moments of doubt and confessed them to God. “Christ never failed to distinguish between […]

Mound Visits, 2/7/23

MOUND VISIT Winston Churchill once said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees an opportunity in every difficulty.” “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.”(Colossians 4:5) Keith MadisonSCORE International

Mound Visits, 2/6/23

There is power in the words you speak. Words of both trust and doubt hold us accountable. Perhaps that’s why the Apostle Paul said, “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9) Once we declare our […]

Mound Visits, 2/2/23

If I were still coaching, the following quote would be the focal point of my coaching philosophy and the mantra for my team:“Outlook determines outcome.” “Nothing paralyzes our lives like the attitude that things can never change. We need to remind ourselves that God can change things. Outlook determines outcome. If we see only the […]

Mound Visits, 1/30/22

There is more knowledge available and accessible today than ever before. But finding men and women with wisdom is like trying to find a lost ball in high weeds. “Knowledge is horizontal. Wisdom is vertical; it comes down from above.” (Billy Graham) “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then […]