Last Wednesday evening I went to see the local minor league baseball team play. After a week of nearly 100 degree temperatures, the evening was perfect for baseball. The local team is a AA affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. Several of these players will be in the major leagues in a couple of years, so it is fun to watch future stars in action. I took my camera and decided to just photograph the game from my seat. That meant shooting through the protective netting. You can see a little dark tint in some of the images. On this night the home team won 4-0.
There was some good defensive fielding. Here the shortstop makes a great catch in shallow left field.
Of course everyone likes to see a home run and there is no mistaking the triumphant trot around the bases. Our catcher is the shortest member of the team but he packs a punch in his bat. He has sent a pitch 380 feet over the left field fence and is being congratulated by the third base coach as he heads toward home plate. You can see a hint of the netting that I was shooting through here.
Monday’s Music Moves Me
The theme for this week’s music was very interesting, “2 sign language songs, and same two without”. Inspirational, Christian, Southern Gospel music has been a favorite genre of mine for many years now. Here are two songs that have been signed and then the official videos of each arrangement.
Mercy Me has been a major player in contemporary Christian music for twenty-five years, but it wasn’t until the movie “I Can Only Imagine” was released last year that many main stream moviegoers were introduced to the group. The song “Even If” speaks to the life on the road of any musician that spends months on tour. For the Christian musician that shares his faith through his music, he has to lead the audience in worship regardless of his own life circumstances at the moment. Likewise, our faith is based on where we place our trust, regardless of our situation. The message here is, “Even If” life is hard sometimes, I will still trust in the One who saved me.
Zach Williams is a relative newcomer to the contemporary Christian music scene and his first big single was Chain Breaker. All of us have life issues that are problematic and seem to bind up our life like chains. We just can’t seem to break free of the problems. There is a Chain Breaker and His name is Jesus Christ.
Have a blessed week.