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“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. Ecclesiastes 3:1–4 (NLT)
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Sunday, July 1
But if anyone loves God, he is known by Him. —1 Corinthians 8:3 (NASB)
Being married to the shortstop for the New York Yankees certainly had its ups and downs. Because of my husband’s job we were sometimes given perks that I was truly grateful for. But other times living in the public eye held many unrealistic standards. One night we joined another couple for dinner downtown. Midway through the meal I noticed flashes and cameras going off. This wasn’t unusual, but what made it strange was that the flashes were coming from outside. People walking by the front of the restaurant noticed that my husband and another ballplayer were eating inside, and the fans were snapping photos from the sidewalk, staging themselves to look like they were sitting next to the players at a meal. Up close the prank was evident, but from afar it looked like they may have been dinner guests! We laughed at the lengths people go to to pretend they know someone . . . but later I thought about how many people approach a relationship with Christ in the same way.