My Baseball Heroes

In the last two days, I’ve seen two incredible stories of baseball and faith…

Yesterday, the Covington News profiled my friend Keaton Anglin, one of our students at Eastridge. His story of suffering an injury that nearly took his life while doing local mission work a few years ago, with the possibility of not even being able to use his right arm, only to rebound, become a seriously talented high school infielder, and use his story to share Christ with others is inspiring. I’m so proud of Keaton for all he’s accomplished.

Tonight, Josh Hamilton, an outfielder for the Texas Rangers, set the record for the most home runs in the first round of the Home Run Derby. Josh was the first overall pick in the MLB Draft in 1999. He nearly ruined his life with drugs and alcohol before giving his life to Christ and rebuiling his baseball career. After finishing the first round of the Home Run Derby, he told ESPN’s Erin Andrews, “it’s amazing what God has done in my life and how quickly He’s done it.”

These two stories of ball players finding — and tapping into — the true purpose in life should be an inspiration to us all.

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