Mound Visits, 12/15/21

The world can be a dark place. There’s evil on city streets, in some boardrooms and back rooms. There’s shootings, threats of wars and December tornadoes. But during the dark times, we can have light. We can invite Jesus to provide light into any room or any situation. He is the Light of the world […]

Mound Visits, 12/13/21

As Christians we are often more than willing to offer mercy to someone. Very seldom do I see grace offered. Christ has given both to us in abundance. “The difference between mercy and grace? Mercy gave the prodigal son a second chance. Grace gave him a feast.”(Max Lucado) “…for this son of mine was dead […]

Mound Visits, 12/4/21

When I was a young man I worked one summer as a guide at Mammoth Cave National Park. We used to gather the tourists together in a very large “room” in the cave and talk about darkness. We would turn all the lights out and be in total, complete darkness. We would then flip in […]

Mound Visits, 12/3/21

All athletes have a weakness that can be exposed. Smart opponents expose that weakness giving their team a better chance to win. In the spiritual realm, our weaknesses are revealed to the enemy and we would be foolish to think he would not take advantage. As believers, we have One who loves us in spite […]

Mound Visits, 12/2/21

I complain less and less after each trip to the Dominican Republic or after visiting with the forgotten and unemployed in Appalachia. I drift back into negativity at times (usually after watching the “news”). The question I must ask myself is this, “do I want to leave a legacy of negativity or of service?” “Lord, […]

Mound Visits, 12/1/21

I’ve been dehydrated once in my life requiring hospitalization. Not fun. Our bodies must have water. Otherwise, we die. Spiritually, we need “living waters” which come when we have faith in Christ. We aren’t truly alive until “rivers of living water” flow from within us. “…the goal of the Christian life is not simply to […]

Mound Visits, 11/30/21

(From our Scouts and Coaches Bible Study with Mike Linch yesterday)…In Revelations we are told that Jesus is the Alpha and Omega. He knows where you’ve been and He knows where you’re going. There’s nothing that can shock Him. So, come boldly to Him in prayer and confession. He loves us. He understands our weakness […]

Mound Visits, 11/24/21

Many times I attempt to do things all on my own. I make major decisions without seeking God’s wisdom in prayer. God promised that He would give wisdom if we ask (James 1:5). Why do I not ask? My prayer is this, “Father help me to follow you and walk with you, not ahead of […]

Mound Visits, 11/23/21

Abraham Lincoln proclaiming Thanksgiving a national holiday was a great idea. Bringing our focus back to gratitude is always a good idea. “The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time.” — Douglas Wood “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, […]

Mound Visits, 11/22/21

Thanksgiving is such a special holiday. It’s not about buying things for people they don’t really need. It’s about thanking God for what we already have. It’s about family, food and faith. “When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” — Gilbert K. […]