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January 5, 2022

Here We Go Again!

"Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.” (Matthew 6:34)

It's January. Christmas is over and it's the beginning of a new year. In the world of baseball, that means the off-season is almost over and spring training is right around the corner. More often than not, feelings of worry and anxiety kick in regarding all the details of spring training as well as the season.

It doesn't take long in professional baseball to realize how little control we have over who we play for, where we will live, or for how long our husbands will play. Add to that the worry of what should we bring, how much will it cost, how will we get there . . . the list seems to go on. 

There seem to be so many details that go along with playing pro ball and we would be remiss to think they are going to take care of themselves. Baseball wives have learned to take action, but worry does not have to be one of them! In the 12 years that my husband played professional baseball I learned some important points:

-- to be practical (almost to a fault!)

-- to plan (back up plans are a must!)

-- to be patient (I never was very patient so I got lots of practice!

-- and to pray, pray, pray!! 

Prayer is key in removing worry and anxiety from our lives. It helps us keep our focus on who's in control, why we're here, and what we are living for. As you prepare for the start of a new season, don't let worry rob you of that focus. 


Prayer: Father, please keep my eyes and thoughts on you. I turn over all the details of my life to you and trust you to enable me to follow you well.

Suggested Reading: Matthew 6

Jo Hickerson

Baseball Chapel
P.O. Box 10102
Largo, FL 33773

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