In the Big Inning

By Tom Siebert

Pat Kelly, an outfielder for the Baltimore Orioles in the late 1970s, once said to his manager Earl Weaver: “Skip, it’s great to walk with the Lord.” To which the fiery Weaver quipped: “I’d rather see you walk with the bases loaded.” Many Christians struggle with the dual desires to succeed in the world and to do God’s will. Jesus resolves this conflict when He enjoins us to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your soul” and to “love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:30-31). When we follow His command, we find that our most- satisfying success is attained by helping others to grow and prosper in Christ.

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About Tom Siebert

Tom Siebert received a journalism degree from the University of Illinois and worked as a staff writer for newspapers in California, Florida, and Illinois. He reported general news, interviewed entertainment figures, and covered elected office holders––including four presidents and a pope. More significantly, Tom profiled human suffering in the form of a homeless man dying of AIDS, a college cheerleader battling Hodgkin's disease, and a senior couple living the long goodbye of Alzheimer's. He also worked as a copyeditor and proofreader for Tyndale House, a Christian publisher based in the Chicago suburbs. Tom is presently self-employed as an editor of Christian books. In addition, he serves as community relations director for Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County, Illinois. And Tom is on the leadership team for the Celebrate Recovery ministry at his church, Harvest New Beginnings, in Oswego, a suburb west of Chicago. He may be contacted at tmsiebert@gmail.com or (816) 344-7815.
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