I am in awe of my oldest granddaughter’s strength! She is a champion softball pitcher and homerun slugger. When she lets loose her fast pitch, I feel sorry for the batter, much less her own team’s catcher!

Kate’s athletic strength and prowess was obvious at a young age. I’ll never forget the time as a youngster when I asked her what she liked best about pitching. She and I were sitting at the kitchen table busily cutting and gluing scrapbook pages depicting some of her sports highlights. The question just organically popped out of my mouth without any purposeful agenda or planning.

Concentrating on her snipping and arranging, Kate got very quiet. I could almost see the wheels turning in that beautiful head of hers. I waited with bated breath for what seemed like several minutes.

“Maw,” she soberly responded, “I like the way I can tell my body what to do and it does it.”

Wow! What a thought provoking answer! I’ve thought about her statement often, especially recently while watching her in her play-off games as a mature young lady. 

Wouldn’t it be something if I could be like Kate? I’d tell myself, “visualize the good deed, the encouraging word, the grateful heart, the listening ear, the attentive body language, and the kind demeanor, and do it!” 

How in tune with your spirit are you?

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalms 73:26

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