Well ladies there was not a thing on Tv last night so Steve and I ended up watching the home run derby on TSN.
Boring............ Until I overheard while in the kitchen making popcorn a young man speaking of a dream he was shown by God.
Steve was ready to turn the channel when I said Don't you dare!
I just had to see what this young man was all about.
Well here it is.Josh Hamilton was speaking of his addiction to heroin.
When he was signed to the major leagues he received a four million dollar signing bonus. His new found wealth lead him to the party life and into the hands of Satan.
He blew the 4 mil on heroin and booze. When he hit rock bottom he decided to turn to the Lord for help and after 8 trips to rehab the Lord showed him in a dream that he would someday be in Yankee stadium in a homerun contest.
What was amazing is he never told his story publicly until last night.
Then it was his turn at the plate.
He broke the record in the first round with 28 homeruns.
No he did not win the final but he won the battle.
I was in tears for he had the undivided attention of 53000 people and his final words were.
"I would like to thank My Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ"
God gave him a vision of what could be and it came to fruition with Obedience and Faith.
This man single handedly spoke the truth to 53000 people.
I wonder how many lives were changed in that moment?
I came to bed in tears praising our Lord for the miracles in this world that we take for granted. I praised him for giving the world this man.
Miracles don't have to be the moving of Mountains, the parting of a sea ,the true miracles are the moving of our hearts to change.
Thank you Father for never leaving us when we are down and rewarding us with your unconditional Love.
Here is part of the write up too bad the media didn't share the real story behind the homeruns.
Justin Morneau was the champ. Everyone watching was a winner.
Hamilton's unbelievable 28-homer first-round outburst was the highest first-round total of all-time, and it will be the lasting memory of the 2008 Home Run Derby, as the Rangers star showed off his amazing power, belting 500-foot home runs and showing why he is the best story in baseball this season.
Morneau topped a tired Hamilton 5-3 in the last round, giving him the title. But the night belonged to Hamilton, a first-time All-Star who put on a dazzling power display worthy of The House That Ruth Built.
"The whole stadium, the way people responded, higher and higher — you can't beat it," Hamilton said. "Them chanting my name and getting louder, it makes you more focused."
Back from eight trips to rehab for drug and alcohol addiction that derailed his career, Hamilton broke Bobby Abreu's mark for one round. Abreu hit 24 home runs in the first round in 2005 at Detroit's Comerica Park.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
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Monday, July 14, 2008
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Well the countdown is on
Only 19 days before we leave for PEI and I am getting so excited to see my grandson Owen and of course my son Mike and his girlfriend Rachel.
I have only seen Owen 3 times since he was born and he will be 2 August 26th
Rachel sent me some pictures today.
They live in a 1 bedroom apartment and Owen is still in their room.
Apparently when lights are out, they can here him giggling as the crib rattles.
Owen has found a new place to sleep.
I just showed Steve the pictures and his response
"Honey what is the shelf life on a baby?"
Welcome to my world...... :-)
Monday, July 7, 2008
This is God. Today I will be handling All of your problems for you. I do Not need your help. So, have a nice day.
I love you.
P.S. And, remember...
If life happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle, do Not attempt to resolve it yourself! Kindly put it in the SFGTD (something for God to do) box. I will get to it in MY TIME. All situations will be resolved, but in My time, not yours.
Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold onto it by worrying about it. Instead, focus on all the wonderful things that are present in your life now.
If you find yourself stuck in traffic, don't despair. There are people in this world for whom driving is an unheard of privilege.
Should you have a bad day at work; think of the man who has been out of work for years.
Should you despair over a relationship gone bad; think of the person who has never known what it's like to love and be loved in return.
Should you grieve the passing of another weekend; think of the woman in dire straits, working twelve hours a day, seven days a week to feed her children.
Should your car break down, leaving you miles away from assistance; think of the paraplegic who would love the opportunity to take that walk.
Should you notice a new gray hair in the mirror; think of the cancer patient in chemo who wishes she had hair to examine.
Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering what is life all about, asking what is my purpose? Be thankful. There are those who didn't live long enough to get the opportunity.
Should you find yourself the victim of other people's bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities; remember, things could be worse. You could be one of them!
Have a nice day.
Posted by Maureen at Monday, July 07, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The words are beautifully simple in and of themselves.
I often sing this in my head when having a moment of fear doubt or just plain confusion in my daily walk with God.
Perhaps you could post your favourite worship songs so we may inspire each other on a daily basis.
Posted by Maureen at Wednesday, July 02, 2008
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