diamond devotions

Daily Wisdom and challenges from
Scripture, illustrated by the game.

RBIs, Teammates, and God’s Word

Today's Reading: Psalm 1:1-3 Questions to think about: What are your goals on the field? You've thought about them, but what are they, really? What about off the field, as a person, as a Christian, in your relationships, your future work, and so on? Regarding both...

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Cubs Fans

They were awful, the Cubs teams I remember ask a kid. Despite the occasional decent season, they always seemed to either be at the bottom of the division or find a way to lose when they were at the top. It was amazing. More amazing was the capacity crowd that showed...

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God Holds Leaders Accountable

All he really wanted to do was teach the game. He was good at it. He knew the mechanics and could help his players understand it like never before. As they began to improve, he assumed he was doing all the right things. Games were won, statistics were accumulated. One...

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Where We Find Our Fun

They each had equal talent and equal opportunity. Their careers, however, went vastly different directions. One found his "fun" in following the crowd and his natural inclinations. The other decided his "fun" would be in walking a path of wisdom, on and off the field....

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Guys You Can Count On

"I can't count on the guys I can't count on." He said the same thing during every preseason speech to his team. With curious looks, they wondered what he meant. To their confusion, he explained, "If you're a guy who proves you can't be counted on, don't expect to be...

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Calm Down

His mentors all told him the same thing. Calm down. He knew it. From his earliest years, he could not control his emotions and the resulting words that flowed from his mouth. Yet, in order to have sustained success, even to simply keep his position with the team, he...

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Someone To Talk To

He was struggling. So much was happening that he didn't understand. At home. With the team. At school. It seemed that everything was caving in around him. He needed someone to talk to, but the fear of someone posting it on social media prevented him from discussing it...

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How To Fail Miserably

He could guarantee them one thing: if they kept doing it their way, refused to be coachable...they would fail. It might not happen immediately, since they were pretty talented, but it would eventually catch up with them. He knew that one day they would face someone...

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