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Becky is an author, speaker, Bible teacher, mom of three loud boys, and the Community and Editorial Manager for (in)courage. She loves writing about anxiety, motherhood, and the kindness of God. Long naps, shady trails, and a good book make her really happy.

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  1. ah! i so needed this. after years of hoping for something and feeling like nothing changes and a bit defeated yesterday, i needed this encouragement to keep on hoping! thank you for this well-timed blog. and congrats to your son and his team!!!

  2. Yeah for the win! Hope is a wonderful word and feeling no matter the situation, we need to be winners with our attitude! I am 86 years old, previously had breast cancer and the horrible treatments; now have bone cancer, which my doctor told me is a death warrant and I would be lucky to live four years. Well she told me that exactly three years ago today. I try to live each moment of my life as Moment by Moment with God. Anybody needing encouragement, I am here for you as I want to be used by God as long as I can.

  3. Becky, thanks for sharing this story of your son and his teammates not giving up on themselves or each other. This is especially meaningful considering a group of boys their age. What a lesson for all of us to remember – to never give up, that all things are possible with God. It may sound silly, but please tell your son there is a grandma in Illinois that is proud of him and his team, and congratulations! And, again, thank you for sharing this story and making it quite relatable to all of us.

  4. Becky, that was awesome, thank you! And congratulations to the boys for the win, that must have been so exciting! Though I’m struggling in an awfully hard season, I felt a little spark of hope reading your post. Blessings!

  5. I can so relate to your article of hope and perseverance.
    I too am a baseball mom. My son just graduated. I remember those games losing so badly and yes we had a season like that and ended up as the state champions in our division. I loved all your words this morning thank you for giving me some hope as I feel my circumstances are overwhelming. Blessings to you and your family

  6. I am trying so hard to hold on to hope in a hopeless feeling marriage. I keep praying (for decades now) that things will change. But it’s only gotten worse. I tried to leave but felt God blocking my way and chose obedience so here I still am. I pray daily for both our hearts (he is not interested in God) and for our girls who have also turned away from God. It’s heartbreaking and hard to hold onto hope. But I’m trying. Thank you for your words of encouragement!

    • Oh Laura. My heart breaks with you. Keep asking God for wisdom (James 1:5) and for the Spirit to pray on your behalf when you don’t have the words (Romans 8:26). I’m praying you feel God’s presence in the midst of the hard today. He sees you and loves you.

  7. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
    (Roman 15:13)

    AMEN \0/

  8. Waving at the Glendora folks from Fort Collins, Colorado! Love that beautiful community and so thrilled your son’s team won! Perked me up! THANK YOU!

  9. I love this story! I have three sons (my youngest is with Jesus ) and they all played baseball. I loved being a crazy baseball Mom! Romans 15:13 is a favorite of mine and I pray it frequently for myself as well as others. Our hope is God! He will make a way when there seems to be no way.
    Thank you for sharing this with us Becky.❤️

  10. This quote seals it for me today: “Hope helps us fix our eyes and hearts on that which is beyond mere calculation or reasoning.” Thank you for your words of wisdom, as much of our lives can appear “beyond reasoning.”

  11. Becky,

    Isn’t it just like youngsters to hold onto hope. They don’t care what’s happened before. All they know is that this is a new game & another chance to prove themselves. We adults would do good to follow their example. Don’t fret or worry about what’s gone on before. Do as Paul says in Philippians 3:13-14 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Congratulations to your team!

    Blessings 🙂

  12. Beautifully told story of remarkable perseverance and ultimate win. God’s reward for their hard work and never giving up! And what a great lesson of hope.