Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Our weekend in Stockton for Living Proof Live a couple of weeks ago was an eventful one. There were lots of things that I was going to do with my time that made it a jam-packed schedule…singing Thursday night for a LifeWay women’s training event, a radio interview early Friday morning, spending time with some of my west coast bff’s, to name a few.

As soon as I got there on Thursday before my event, I saw somebody say on twitter that Michael Jackson had been rushed to the hospital. So as soon as I got to the hotel I turned on the tv news to check it out. Of course I was glued for the rest of the afternoon.

While I was watching the news, all of a sudden I heard a bunch of guys yelling and carrying on outside my hotel window. It was odd to hear this kind of noise in a hotel. So I went over and looked out. Lo and behold, there were 5 or 6 guys playing whiffle ball in the courtyard of our hotel.

Hmmm, I thought to myself. Why can’t we play whiffle ball? I went down to the front desk and saw a sign there that said they have whiffle ball equipment we can use in the courtyard. And so, that is what we did. Friday after our sound check at the arena, we played. And played. And played some more. And we laughed. A lot. And then after the event on Friday night, we came back and played again, under the courtyard lamp light (in a game where the praise team BEAT the socks off the crew, by the way. Imagine their humiliation to be beaten by a bunch of musicians…).

We had a great time. It was a top ten day for sure. This old man was a little sore the next day. But not too bad. And of course, our friend Rich, photographer extraordinaire, was there to capture some moments.

Yessss. We are NUMBER ONE. Except for one of us thought we were number two.


  1. Bridgette Jencks on July 7, 2009 at 6:52 am

    Absolutely hilarious. So glad you guys had such a fun time. Sounds like a blast. That #2…gotta keep an eye on her!!

  2. Terrie and Carley on July 7, 2009 at 6:54 am

    Only Ms. Bethie would be in a skirt playing ball. She is so girlie-girlie and we love her just the way she is.

  3. Shelly on July 7, 2009 at 8:41 am

    Julie's face is priceless.

    Peace –> equivalent to being #1….bless her!

  4. CAROL LIVIN FOR GOD on July 7, 2009 at 8:57 am

    That is so funny it sounds like you all had fun. I want to be on your team I want to travel with you all. And Bibby wearing a dress playing wiffle ball that was to to funny but love her to pieces. I don't know if any Hotels here in Albuquerque NM have wiffle ball I can check into it for you guys because I am counting down the days until I get to see you miesta getting your praise on here in Albuq. NM THIS WEEKEND AND CANNOT WAIT TO GET ME SOME BIBLE TEACHING FROM BIBBY. Hope I can get a good seat I will be holding a seista sign and I will be getting my praise on. Love Carol Albuquerque NM I will be praying for a Ton Of Jesus for all of us.

  5. Holly on July 7, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Aw now, she just just sayin' "Peace out, my peeps."

    Love a holiday in the midst of a daily-day!!

  6. Jennifer on July 7, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    How fun!!! Beth even looks adorable playing.

  7. Jennifer on July 7, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Oh-me and 9 other ladies will be seeing you this weekend in New Mexico–can't wait!!!


  8. JayCee on July 7, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Wow, Travis, you have such a look of determination on your face and that swing – perfect precision – such a level cut. It must have been a downtown homerun.

    Thanks for sharing…makes me want to go out in the yard and play me some whiffle ball!!

  9. Georgia Jan on July 7, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Travis – I love me some Whiffle Ball. We use to have Whiffle Ball Tournaments in our youth group – so much fun…

    I think Bethie was just showing her sweet heart of ministry and giving her "peace" to everyone.

    Either that or not paying attention because she is going to have FUN wherever she may be!

    Love y'all,
    Georgia Jan

  10. Fran on July 7, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    That is hilarious!!! We play some serious cornhole when we travel with our kids baseball team. Talk about some COMPETITIVE folks. Man…it can be ugly! 😉

    Glad y'all had so much fun!

  11. hisfivefooter on July 7, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    That looks like so much fun! You know, maybe Bethie thinks that being number 1 is only reserved for Him. That sounds so spiritual doesn't it? (Smile) It was probably just a case of Miss-Blonder-Than-She-Pays-To-Be! Gotta love her, only she would play with a skirt on! You all look like you had a great time- You guys all need to relax like that!

  12. jennyhope on July 7, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    I just LOVE it!! SO much fun!!

  13. connorcolesmom on July 8, 2009 at 7:25 am

    That totally made me LOL
    So glad you guys had FUN!!!

  14. Anonymous on July 8, 2009 at 9:34 am

    AWH! That was a cute blog. Thanks!

  15. bethany on July 8, 2009 at 9:44 am

    How fun…we certainly did not have that much fun at our hotel! Beth in her skirt and shoeless feet is just too funny! Only her 🙂 That's why we love her so!

  16. ABL mom of 3 on July 8, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    You crack me up!! I wanna play wiffle ball!

  17. Linnet on July 8, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    love this!

  18. jlh on July 8, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Okay, so I've always thought it would be great to be on your praise team ~ now I REALLY want to be. Wiffle ball after sound checks, doesns't get much better than that!!!!!!!!! ha!

  19. Stephen on July 9, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Just to clear some things up…
    The praise team had practiced all that afternoon…while the crew was working!!! Once the crew got past the first inning and had our game together, it was a very close game, afterall, we only lost by one.

    Hey Travis..check out my blog at
    See you in Albequerque…

  20. Nesha on July 10, 2009 at 4:16 am

    Way to go Praise Team! LOL! Glad fun and laughter was had by all. Only Beth would play ball in a skirt, loved it! Looking forward to seeing you all in NC.

  21. RussR. on July 10, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Mizz Beth must just be a fan of iamsecond.com

  22. Nicole L on August 31, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    The #2 got me laughing. ♥ that woman!

  23. Lisa Bevill on September 3, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    OM goodness what is Beth wearing playing baseball.. ?????? what thu?!!! i've always loved the clothes, but this is just too much.. i sure miss you guys..
    much love, lisa b.

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