Encouragement Matters

Encouragement can come in several ways. Just a verbal word that breaths life into a person in the right moment, encouragement can be a hug, a smile, a word of support or a bible passage. It’s not common to get these affirmations in this busy world. But when you need a...

Investments Matter

The stock market has been going crazy, real estate is prime in Texas while oil is creeping up. Other new investments are coming on the scene. Having good investments is important. I’ve invested in a few things over my lifetime and some have not gone well.  But one...

Thankfulness Matters

I’m thankful that God created me with such a passion to play baseball. The quest for a successful MLB career, forced me or positioned me,  in a place to work out my issues. I couldn’t hide from them nor run. I could have quit but that was never an option. The passion...

Overcoming Matters

    Broken in spirit is good thing but not defeated in spirit. I believe one can be knocked down so much one moves from broken to defeated. “I don’t care anymore” becomes their tune. Don’t go there. But broken in spirit suggests a major undertaking can be in...

Crying Matters

Crying is not a easy subject to talk about. Crying is so personal and intimate with the one you share tears. It’s vulnerable and scary. Rejection could be the result if done in the wrong place. Shedding a tear can be with a family member, a friend or with the Lord of...

One Day at a Time Matters

It takes great mental discipline with a little help to take one day at a time. The difficulty is forward thinking; letting tomorrow’s worry’s add to today’s challenges. Nothing wrong in thinking down the road it just causes more exhaustion, more stress added to...

The Greatest Story Matters

Nothing like a great story! This is about the greatest story ever told! The result is repentance and freedom from sin. What is freedom? I’m not talking about being free from slavery although there are some benefits spiritually in being a bond servant to Christ. But...

“Not a Slave to Fear” Matters

Being a slave to fear is basically being succumb to its terror. It’s being totally focused on its paralyzing effects. Fear can become an idol! Not being a slave to fear is recognizing it’s existence but not being stopped by it with the courage to move on in the midst...

Remembering Matters

It is a good thing to remember God’s faithfulness. They are indicators of more to come. Remembering these moments are pillars we can hold onto in times of difficulty. But how easy is it to forget! We don’t forget the things though that harm us do we? But we surely...

Controlling FEAR Matters

On a recent blog I talked about my struggle to overcome a childhood background laced with fear. The subject is worth talking about because it’s so prevalent in today’s culture. More so since Covid took center stage.  I had the fortunate opportunity of playing MLB in...