Friday, July 21, 2017

The Year of the Cub (Trina Agee Cornell)

Trina is one of my heroes! We have been on many mission trips together in Honduras and I've grown to love and admire her. She's such a wonderful example, WCS has tried several times to persuade her to teach for us. Trina and her husband Bob live in St. Louis and are expecting their first child!  Pray for me as I continue my mission in Vietnam!

St. Louis is truly a baseball town - the Cardinals are the name of the game here.  As it is not as prevalent in the South, now a resident of St. Louis for over five years, I get it - there's something special about the sport of baseball.  Bob is to the Cardinals as I am to the Tennessee Vols - and it is a blessing to be able to share this with him.
For the last five years, the Cardinals have made it to at least one round of the Postseason - it has been a blast to follow them every year.  This year went against the norm - the Cards fell one game short of making it to October.  It was tough there for all of us to deal with, but honestly, it was not our year.  
After what I've seen so far, I believe it's the Year of the Cub.  
The Chicago Cubs have dealt with a litany of tough years - the last time they won the World Series? 1908.  The last time they made it to the World Series? 1945.  Talk about a long, arduous wait!  Cubs fans got their due Saturday night as the Cubs beat the Dodgers 5-0 to clinch their spot in the World Series.  Their time had finally arrived - and Cub Nation will celebrate this for years to come.  
My favorite part of it all was watching the camera shots of the fans - a mixture of young and old alike.  Their faces of pure joy - the tears of happiness - and the utter excitement for the week to come.  Basking in the moment - and enjoying it for all it's worth.  All those years of waiting - now, it's their turn.  
The same seems to be true for ourselves - just as Cubs fans have waited for their chance at the Postseason - we wait for the day where we can "be healthy".  It is a goal many of us have - but as it stands, very vague and nonspecific.  What does "healthy" really look like?  It looks a bit different for all of us - it could mean losing a few pounds, kicking some bad habits, or moving more.  It could mean overcoming a chronic illness that has lingered for years.  Whatever it means to you, it's time to take action.  It's time to define "healthy" for yourself - and take daily consistent steps to get there.  Our bodies are temples for the Lord – and He wants us to do what we can to take care of ourselves.  He needs a healthy, happy place to live – He deserves it!
God bless,
Luke 18:1
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