How You Grip the Bat: A Life Lesson found in Baseball – Kasey Hitt

I am delighted to share a wonderful piece by Kasey Hitt.

Prior to moving to Mt. Juliet (near Nashville, TN) in 2008, Kasey spent five years in Washington where she earned a Masters of Divinity and Certificate in Spiritual Direction at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.  She grew up in Ohio and was a youth pastor for five years in Missouri before heading to the Seattle-area.

Being drawn to spiritual direction began after finding herself in the middle of burnout in a growing ministry. While God’s invitation had been there for a long time, it was during a week at a contemplative retreat for youth pastors she became passionate about spiritual direction and its practices. Realizing she had spent way too many hours “doing” things for and in the name of God and not much time simply “being” with God, she searched and was excited to find a seminary that offered a 2-year certificate in spiritual direction in addition to the MDiv.

Learn more about Kasey at her web site.

I hope you enjoy Kasey’s short piece that I came across!


It’s your turn.  You step up to the plate and get ready for the pitch.

How do you hold the bat?  Are you gripping it tightly?

My son’s first season of Little League just ended and I watched the kids step up to the plate one by one with bat in hand. Most clutched it with all of their might, hoping to get a hit.  And isn’t it easy to see why a death grip might translate into a better chance to make contact with the ball?

The truth is, it doesn’t. Click here to continue reading:  How You Grip the Bat: A Life Lesson found in Baseball. 


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