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Monthly Archives: October 2011

“I have written your name on the palms of my hands.” Isaiah 49:16 (NLT)

This is opposite of the Madden cover curse. This is the SS World Series Reverse Curse. Let me explain…

A natural showman. That’s what Piers Morgan called stunt biker Jeremy VanSchoonhoven. That’s a pretty strong statement from the toughest judge on the panel from America’s Got Talent (he even buzzed Jeremy in his first performance). VanSchoonhoven wowed millions of Americans with his dangerous stunts and tricks. He made it to the top 10 and went on a 25-city tour across America. And to think, the whole experience almost never happened. VanSchoonhoven began stunt biking when he was 12 years old. He once saw a guy hopping around on his bike at a bike shop and thought it was the “coolest thing in the world..."

“And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.” Colossians 3:17

WNBA Rookie of the Year Maya Moore helped lead the Minnesota Lynx to its first franchise championship on Oct. 7 when they completed a 3-0 sweep against the Atlanta Dream. Maya was featured in the latest issue of Sports Spectrum. To order the issue click here or call 704-821-2971. When the WNBA’s latest sensation signs an autograph, she includes a reference from Paul’s letter to the Colossians: “Work hard and cheerfully at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” (Colossians 3:23, New Living Translation) For her teammates on the Minnesota Lynx, that verse summarizes the essence of rookie forward Maya Moore, the four-time All American at Connecticut and the top overall selection in April’s WNBA draft...

“I am sending him back. You therefore receive him, that is, my own heart, whom I wished to keep with me, that on your behalf he might minis- ter to me in my chains for the gospel. But without your consent I wanted to do nothing, that your good deed might not be by compulsion, as it were, but voluntary.” Philemon 12-14

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’” Hebrews 13:5

“The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; for receiving instruction in prudent behavior.” Proverbs 1:1-3

Lance Berkman has carved out a rather formidable reputation as an unstressed, underdressed Texan, an ultra-loose character, a chortling clubhouse comedian who isn’t afraid to take his act on the field. There are at least three recorded incidents in which the Houston Astros’ five-time All-Star has impersonated a mascot—including the time when, rehabbing an injury in Triple-A while on the disabled list, he went into the opposing team’s clubhouse, jumped into the River Rat outfit and was seen dancing in his own team’s dugout. He also has frolicked with a mascot (the Phillie Phanatic)—trumping it up into a Wrestlemania spectacle by pretending to be floored by a forearm shiver—and taken batting practice while wearing a sumo-wrestler costume. Then there was the time at Wrigley Field when the Bleacher Bums in left field were riding him about his physique, calling him “Fat Elvis” and some other unprintable names. One of them was shaking a pack of Twinkies, so Berkman motioned for the fan to toss it to him. Berkman retrieved the Twinkies, ate one and stuffed the other one in his back pocket, sending the Bums into hysterics...

“Being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience. “ Colossians 1:11

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