Baseball and Mom

“Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand.” – Leo Durocher In the past month or so, I’ve attended a number of high school baseball games – a continuation of something my mother and I did together for several years. I’d pick her up at the retirement home and I’d drive her to high schoolContinue reading “Baseball and Mom”

Letting Go and Moving On . . .

You can’t get to second base by leaving your foot on first. It’s a fact ball players learn and relearn time and time again. You can’t leave your feet firmly planted on first base. You have to lead off carefully gauging how far you can go without getting picked off. Leading off makes you feelContinue reading “Letting Go and Moving On . . .”

Serenity prayer: . . . and the wisdom to know the difference

“Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” Proverbs 4:6-7 “Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and chose the path that leads to wisdom.” –Continue reading “Serenity prayer: . . . and the wisdom to know the difference”

The Serenity Prayer: Changing What I Can

Change is hard. Changing ourselves is harder. Earlier, I shared my thoughts and experiences about accepting what I cannot change. I anticipated I would share my reflections on the part of the serenity prayer “change the things I can” in a week or so. After all, you just “do it”. You make those necessary changesContinue reading “The Serenity Prayer: Changing What I Can”

The Serenity Prayer – Accepting what I cannot change

In the past few months, the words to the Serenity Prayer became more meaningful for me and gave insight into the nature of being fully human.  I’ve written before about surrender and letting go in other blog entries but this was a bit different.  This was a gentler insight of “ahh, so this what theContinue reading “The Serenity Prayer – Accepting what I cannot change”