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Buddy Groom

Since I was a little kid, I have always felt very lucky to be able to play the game of baseball. It's been a gift. I've been able to play for the White Sox, Tigers, Marlins, and A’s. And in 2000, I joined the Baltimore Orioles. Playing baseball has always made me happy. 

My grandpa was a minister, and my dad was a minister of music. Growing up, he used to read the Bible to us kids before we left for school so that we'd begin the day with God in our thoughts. My family believed in God and really loved Him, so I got the chance to see what He did in people’s lives. 
I knew my ability to play baseball was a gift from God, and that the game wouldn't last forever. Those thoughts about God just kept running through my head, until one day I decided to give my life to Jesus. Since then, I've known God would take care of me no matter what. I began looking at others in a brand, new way. It was like seeing lives troubles, injuries and career struggles from God's perspective. He showed me people were worried and looking for answers to their questions about life, just like I had been. 

Now, when people ask the tough questions, I want the way I live my life to be an answer. A person can be an athlete, play hard and still be a Christian. But, that person will be changed in other ways. God helps you see differently, because the spirit of God is in your life. What about you? Why not ask Him into your life today? He will open up a whole new world for you. 
 

Buddy Groom