KATHIE’S KORNER — Take me out to the ballgames

Published 12:02 am Saturday, April 27, 2024

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This may seem like a strange title, but it is appropriate for me right now.

I’m one of the fans watching the end of the basketball finals, tennis, football and the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers (being a Texas resident).

I grew up in California with “sports fans” mom, dad and brothers. We attended L.A. Rams football games with 50-yard line season tickets with the promise to buy us some peanuts and cracker jacks, as the song goes, and watching on our TV.

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The most fun was playing every sport in its season with an always available neighborhood group of kids. My big brothers, running and laughing, were joining in from dawn ’til dark.

It was safe to play outside in the 50’s in California for us tomboys and energy packed kids.

When we worked with Jerry Savelle and Kenneth Copeland Ministries for four years in the 80s, they had a big company picnic with a baseball field full of ministers. I was right at home.

We had an amazing team: Kenneth was our fearless coach. I was pitcher, Mike Jr. was 1st base, Gloria Copeland was 2nd base. Kenneth reminded everyone that no batter could strike out.

Some uncoordinated people, up to bat, couldn’t hit the ball. Therefore, sometimes I would have to  pitch tiringly 10 times before a hit.

Kenneth yelled, “come on, people, hit the ball. You’re hurtin’ my pitcher’s arm!”

So funny, and his motivational speech to us was, “you understand, we play ’til we win,” and we did (exhausted).

Always remember if you are part of a team, to listen, watch and support each other, just like in the Army of God. Join up and be a part of the most powerful praying serving group in America.

Give your heart to Jesus, right now, and secure your spot in heaven and a pleasant life with a peaceful  pathway ’til then. Amen.

Kathie Deasy writes about religion for Port Arthur Newsmedia. She can be reached at kathiedeasy@hotmail.com.