Saturday, August 21, 2010


Playing softball makes me happy. I played fastpitch in high school and college, and I played slowpitch during the summers of both and after. When I moved to TN, I pretty much retired from softball to focus on tris. But when the opportunity arose to play on Fellowship's team, I jumped on it. It's a great way to have fun and represent Christ.

Today was our first practice, and it did not disappoint. I loved being out there on the field, loved hitting, fielding, sweating, having fun. And I met a few new people (Jason, Chris, Derrick, Tara, Herb, Keith, Brian, Mark, Troy, Jeff, and Rob), some of whom will be on the co-ed team and others who will be on the men's team. It should be a fun season, and I can't wait for the games to start!

I decided to ride my bike to Granny White Park; I know now how hard it would be to race if I were 20 pounds heavier!

1:01:30, 14.74 miles, 14.4 average (29 max), 806 cal, 144 HR (191 max)

Sometimes what I learn or hear at church can be uplifting. Other times it can be convicting. Then it can also be both. Today was one of those days where I was completely encouraged by the following words from Jesus:
Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?

“And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.

“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Luke 12:22–34
I was also reminded how much I could be like Michal from 2 Samuel/1 Chronicles. It was pretty much an encouraging, convicting day, and I hope I'll learn from these lessons that God's revealing to me and let Him change my heart!

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