Audra Krell

On Purpose

Veteran’s Day Classic

Our public schools in Arizona were off this past Monday in honor of Veteran’s Day. So over the weekend, our middle son played in a three day Veteran’s Day baseball tournament.  During Monday’s game, Mason had a nice, big line drive down the first base line.  After the game, he came up to my husband and said "Dad, I did it. I did what I wanted to do."  Veteran’s Day reminded our son of his Great-Grandpa who passed away in May.  Grandpa Church was a pilot in the Air Force during WWII.  Mason decided to go after a big hit to honor Grandpa, who absolutely loved coming to all of his sports games.  Well he did it and he did it well.  Grandpa would have been so proud.

Our two older boys are both catchers and pitchers, I have named them the "Krell Catchers".  In baseball, after the pitch comes in, the catcher has to quickly "frame" the ball in the strike zone. This is done so it will appear to the Umpire that every pitch is a strike.  In a different game, Mason had an unusual situation where the Umpire said,"As long as you frame the ball, I’ll  call ’em strikes."  So if Mason made the choice to frame the pitch, he got the call every time.

I believe life is like that too.  Most of us don’t play on a baseball team, but we are all "catchers".  We have to make a choice on how we are going to deal with whatever life throws at us.  I know, that if we choose to frame each and every situation in a positive light, God is going to call the game in our favor, every time.  I am working hard at making that choice.  There is so much to be thankful for, that my frame has grown pretty large, it gets easier all the time.

Praying for you,



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