Glory Days!

glory days

Reminiscing of the days when he played baseball 50 years ago in High-School, a vendor stopped into my office a couple times this week and both times talk turned to his baseball days  as he gleams a grin on his boyish face.  Hearing his fastball story a second time in one week, the song “Glory Days” flashes through my mind when Bruce sings about bumping into a friend in a local bar who was a big baseball player back in high school and all he kept talking about was “Glory Days” and the conversation kept going back to the glory days.

For me personally, my days of high-school baseball, I was cut from the team before the tryouts even began.  Certainly nothing to be proud of but it is what it is.

There are however, so many Glory Days of those puzzling and fun teenage years, our 20’s, 30’s, early 40’s etc…then life as we know it suddenly changes.  A trying time breaks out, an inner struggle ensues or a break up of a family from divorce comes out of left-field. Things change, sadness happens, not something one is particularly glorious about.

If you currently are in down-cycle, as ludicrous as it may sound, these are the Glory Days.  You may ask how is divorce or life’s trials possibly representative of Glory Days?

The answer is based on a Biblical principle of suggesting we should count it all glory when we are going through a trial because trials create patience via suffering, patience leads to perseverance, perseverance builds character and character to hope.

If you are feeling at the top of the world right now and not going through any trials, count it all joy, for these too are the Glory Days. I wish you continued joy and blessings.  Having been on both ends of the spectrum, I find the truest of Glory Days are the days when we draw close to God.

The time to experience His presence is now!  Call upon His name for the ultimate Glory.  Seek and ye shall find and live abundantly in the Glory Days.  Glory Days!  I am so thankful for the Glory Days. Good and bad, Glory Days. Yes, Glory Days!

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About Timothy S.

I am of lover of all. I love people. I believe everyone should be heard and I hope during that process that peace, love, encouragement, learning and growth are spread throughout society. I would much enjoy if you interact with my Journey so I can learn from you. Sign up for email updates when I post a new article.
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6 Responses to Glory Days!

  1. Deborah says:

    Beautifully written! 🙂
    Deborah

  2. Lindsey says:

    Good article dad with a nice message! Remember there is always sunshine in darkness. Ps remember pulling that guy off the tracks in Manasquan.. You were only there in that moment to save that guys life because of the circumstances. Along with many other good things I am sure!
    Love you dad, stay positive 🙂

  3. Argelio says:

    Amen! This is great, Tim and so true! Yes, good or bad times are Glory Days. As Romans 8:28 says, God works in all things for the good of us who have been called according to His purpose. 🙂 By the way, “Glory Days” is also another one of my all time favorite songs. It is my second favorite from Bruce Springsteen after “Hungry Heart.” Thanks for the reminder. 🙂

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