How Olympic Gold Medalists Pass Someone a Pen

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Why Would a 2012 Olympian Sell Her Bronze Medal?

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The following is an entry from The Christophers’ upcoming “Three Minutes a Day” book which will be available for pre-order soon: If someone told you that an Olympic bronze medalist was selling her medal, you might assume that athlete was dissatisfied with her third-place finish. Nothing could be further from the truth for Zofia Noceti-Klepacka [Read More...]

Congratulations and Mazel Tov, Aly Raisman!

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After several days of highlighting Christian Olympic athletes, today I have to praise Jewish-American gymnast, Aly Raisman, who entered the Olympic games as a bit of an underdog – or at least not as high profile an athlete as some of her teammates. Yet last night, the 18-year-old “elder statesmen” of the U.S. gymnastics team [Read More...]

Stop Picking on Gabby Douglas

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On her Facebook page this morning, Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas posted the following message: “Whew I finally got some good rest after having to deal with some of this negativity. First my hair – then my mom. I guess noone could wait till we finished competing so that we could keep our concentration and [Read More...]

Double Amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius in a Picture Worth 1,000 Words

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Though South African runner Oscar Pistorius, the first double amputee to ever compete in the Olympics, didn’t make it past the semi-finals in the Men’s 400m yesterday, he is still an inspiration to people with disabilities all over the world. The photo below is from 2009, but it made the rounds on the Internet yesterday [Read More...]

Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky Didn’t Know She Wasn’t Supposed to Achieve the Impossible

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After reading the excellent profile of Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky in last week’s The Catholic Standard, I had to watch her race in the women’s 800m freestyle on Friday night. After all, here was the youngest member of the entire U.S. Olympic team – age 15 – swimming a grueling race that required her to [Read More...]

Leading Hearts to God with Humor

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One of my favorite modern-day religion quotes comes from Mark Hart (aka The Bible Geek) who wrote on Twitter a while back, “An annoyed and joyless Christian is the devil’s greatest billboard.” In a nutshell, it captures why Christians need to be people of joy. That quote came to mind when I read Matthew Warner’s [Read More...]

A Beautiful Warrior Discovers Love After Tragedy

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In 2004, Eric Strauss, an ABC News producer for the network’s Primetime series, traveled to Texas to profile Bridget Kelly. Two years earlier, at age 24, Kelly had been the victim of a brutal attack in which she was kidnapped, raped, shot repeatedly, and left for dead. She miraculously survived her ordeal and told her [Read More...]

Former Olympic Gymnast Shawn Johnson on Being a Winner in God’s Eyes vs. the World’s Eyes

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One of the most aggravating aspects of the Olympics to me is when reporters treat silver medalists like losers – as if being the second best athlete in your field in THE ENTIRE WORLD is somehow something to hang your head about. In her engaging and enjoyable new memoir “Winning Balance” (co-written with Nancy Anderson [Read More...]

The Mother Who Saved 30 Abandoned Babies from the Trash

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H/T to Patricia Heaton who posted the link to this story on Twitter, saying, “In the line at the pearly gates, this lady will be ahead of all of us:” From The Daily Mail: A woman has been hailed a hero after details of her astonishing work with abandoned children has emerged. Lou Xiaoying, now [Read More...]

Isn’t It Time You Saw the Light?

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Are you feeling spiritually pooped? Do you need a God-infused jolt of oomph in your life? If you answered yes, look no further than the video below of The Lower Lights performing the classic hymn, “I Saw the Light.” It will get your toes-a-tapping, your heart-a-humming, and your soul-a-singing. Then listen to the podcast featuring [Read More...]

Love and Selfishness in Relationships and “Ruby Sparks”

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Have you ever been so lonely that you created an imaginary ‘ideal mate’ in your mind that you could could talk to and who would love you just the way you are – and then have that exact person appear in your home out of nowhere? Me neither. But that’s the premise of the new [Read More...]


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