Posts tagged "motivation"

Blind Surfer Derek Rabelo Conquers Waves Fearlessly

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Derek Rabelo’s father prayed that his son would be a professional surfer. But Derek was born blind in 1992, and his father’s dream seemed impossible. Seventeen years later, however, Derek decided that not only did he want to surf — he wanted to surf the legendary waves on the North Shore of Oahu. Derek’s courage... Read more »

The Top Three Daily Miracles of 2012

The Top Three Daily Miracles of 2012
Here they are: the top three “Daily Miracle” blog posts of the year! From its launch in March 2012, my Christian blog has been viewed 119,955 times by in 120 different countries. This is encouraging for a number of reasons, but the most important one to me, as a Christian and a writer, is that... Read more »

Gettin' down & dirty for Jesus

Gettin' down & dirty for Jesus
Yesterday, a friend and I participated with over 3000 fellow Chicago citizens in a 5K at the Merrell Down & Dirty Mud Run / Obstacle Series in Gilberts, Illinois. It was a 3.7 mile course full of hills, muddy terrain and militaristic obstacles including a wooden climbing wall, mud pits, cargo nets and ladder walls... Read more »
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When life gives you lemons...

When life gives you lemons...
…make lemonade! …or, as Minneapolis-based hip-hop-group Atmosphere said on their 2008 album, “Paint that S**t Gold.” Forgive the vulgarity, but, it is meant to be an illustration of the many ways people handle adversity in life – in my opinion, it’s always best with optimism, but this weekend will provide a test for me and... Read more »

Worship services & 5Ks: Millennials making a difference

Worship services & 5Ks: Millennials making a difference
Last semester, during a Spanish class I was taking at Northwestern University, my professor brought up the Greek financial crisis. One of my classmates was from Greece, and planned to go back home after the semester to a place where, he claimed, people are “lazy.” The class of 20-something students chuckled, but my professor responded... Read more »

The miracle of motivation: just do it

The miracle of motivation: just do it
Motivation. We have choices to make every day. I don’t know about you, but I’m a dreamer. I tend to think about and dream up the best possible scenario in every situation and walk of life, but then often find myself sitting around, dreaming my life away from the comfort of my studio apartment. It’s... Read more »
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