Into the Depths: Baseball Woes And Other Such Things

Monday, March 03, 2008

Baseball Woes And Other Such Things

Blaise Pascal

"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction."

How do you like that? Well I don't like it but I think it's mostly true. Perhaps it isn't always done as cheerfully as the quote presumes but it's done just the same.

Anyway, on to lighter subjects. We lost our first tournament of the season. :-( And Blayne is definitely not the 'star' of the team this year. This is a whole new ballgame for us. Definitely not like the rec ball he's used to playing. I am hoping he will improve as the season progresses but that may be hard since they just keep switching he and another boy at right field. I think that is pretty frustrating for him. He has always played pitcher, first base and catcher. Being the bench warmer is a little hard to swallow. If nothing else perhaps he will learn a little humility this season. My hope is that it doesn't provide too much discouragement but instead makes him a more skilled, less boastful player. We'll see.

He has a good friend who lives across the street from him whose sixteen year old sister was killed by a drunk driver last Saturday night. Her name was Kindel. You might keep the Smith family in your prayers as they are understandably devastated right now. I can't even fathom the pain they are enduring. They are an unchurched family and whether they know Jesus at all I am not sure. This crisis would be near impossible to go through with Christ's help, I can't imagine trying to do so without Him. Anyway, pray for them, please.

Our next tournament is in two weeks and both Blayne and Brayton will play. I can't wait! Have a great day all!!


Blogger heartsjoy said...

awww, that little guy going through many changes. That is so sad about the friends sister. I can't imagine going through that at all but going through it without Him would be unbearable. I will ask the Lord to bring them to my mind for prayer as I am sure that is so heartbreaking.

March 09, 2008 10:53 PM  

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