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Former Gymnast: Unfavorable Odds

Kim Hamilton Anthony was never your typical world-class gymnast; she wasn’t white, didn’t come from a middle- or upper-class family, and was labeled too tall to be a gymnast. The award-winning athlete shares her painful past and her journey to a purposeful life in her newly released autobiography, Unfavorable Odds. While watching Nadia Comaneci perform […]

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Love and War by John and Stasi Eldredge

“We live in a love story, set in the midst of a war. Love is our destiny, and all hell is set against it,” write John and Stasi Eldredge in their latest book, Love and War. Written in classic Wild at Heart style, the reader is drawn in early. We are characters in a story […]

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Tebow at YMCA’s prayer breakfast

From the Plantation High School Step team to the balloons at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, it was a Super Bowl-type atmosphere at the Eighth Annual Prayer Breakfast for the YMCA of South Palm Beach County. Bob and Pam Tebow, the parents of former Heisman Trophy-winning University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, addressed over […]

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A review of The Book of Eli

Several weeks ago, I joined some Christian friends and headed out to see The Book of Eli. I have long been a fan of Denzel Washington, and was curious to see how this movie was going to portray the Christian faith. Known in Hollywood today for his strong Christian beliefs, Washington grew up in the […]

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Crave: Wanting so much more of God

“Taste and see that the Lord is good,” writes the Psalmist. Chris Tomlinson gives that verse a 21st-century context in his first book, Crave: Wanting So Much More of God. Tomlinson is uncomfortable with comfortable. Rather than craving comfort, the author wants to crave more of God, to press in deeper. But with this desire […]

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NFL, Michael Oher, The Blind Side

Michael Oher, offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, missed out on earning the NFL’s top honor for a rookie, but pitched Sandra Bullock to win the Oscar for playing the part of his adoptive mother, Leigh Anne Tuohy, in The Blind Side. Just days before Super Bowl XLIV in South Florida, Oher fielded reporters’ questions […]

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Interview w/ Dungy and Michael Vick

Kurt Warner was the recipient of the 2010 Bart Starr Award at the 23rd Annual Super Bowl Breakfast in Hollywood, Fla. More than 1,500 people attended the Athletes in Action annual outreach with the NFL-sanctioned event. Warner had an impressive 12-year NFL career, filled with two NFL MVP awards, five Pro Bowls and three Super […]

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Tebow Super Bowl ad generating much buzz

Focus on the Family’s Super Bowl ad featuring Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and his mother Pam won’t air until Feb. 7, but it’s already created plenty of buzz and even controversy. The subject of the ad won’t be known until it is aired – the Colorado organization is only saying the theme will be […]

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We’re all the “same kind of different”

This past Christmas vacation, I was given a book by my sister-in-law, who promised it would be “life-changing.” Although I was skeptical, the front-cover artwork and back-cover blurb seemed interesting, so I took my chances and read it. In one day … cover to cover. I just couldn’t put it down! The funny thing about […]

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Kurt Warner scores 2010 Bart Starr Award

For the past 23 years, Bart Starr and Athletes in Action have teamed up to award a top NFL player for his character, leadership and community service, as voted on by all the players. The Bart Starr Award is presented at the annual SuperBowl Breakfast held on Super Saturday in the host city prior to […]

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