Susan Spess Shay

Still playing make believe.

Playing Ball


There’s a video you need to watch. It’s on a website call Godvine, and is about opposing high school softball teams.

For a long time, I’ve been a little irritated by high school sports. Too many parents who want to run the show. Too many kids who think they’re going pro at any moment. Too much ego. Too much.

I’d forgotten something else. If done right, sports can teach kids the game of life. How to live like you mean it. How to treat others like you want to be treated. How to allow the Spirit to shine, on the field and off.

I don’t know how to post this video, but in a dog-eat-dog world, it’s really too good to miss. Please, check it out. Click here.  

Watch it and tell me what you think about it. What would you have done if you’d been the girls on the other team?


Author: Susan Shay

For as long as I can remember, I've loved two things--reading and people--and that led me to become a writer. Many of my stories are set in Small Town Worlds. I'm a wife, mother, sibling and an aunt. I have a deep faith in God, and an exciting life in Christ. Maybe I shouldn't be (after all, he's God!) but I'm constantly amazed at the things He's up to. :)

4 thoughts on “Playing Ball

  1. Wow!
    Thanks for posting this, it was awesome!

  2. Oh, wow! Susan, I am going to have to wait until I get home to read your posts ~ made me cry, but it was a good “cry”. What sportsmanship ~ what a way to witness & practice The Golden Rule. Christ’s love is shining through in these girls, & it is a great lesson for all of us. Thanks! 🙂

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