A Golden Reaction

Hello Simone Manuel! If we didn’t know Manuel before this duel in the pool, then we surely know her now. I loved this 20-year old’s reaction when she won gold in the 100m freestyle Thursday. It was almost like she shocked herself! It was a genuine, sweet moment indeed. Check it out here, if you…

Beyond the Dream…

I just read this awesome article on The Players Tribune entitled, Letter to Olympic Medalists. (Shout out to the incomparable Derek Jeter for starting this amazing site!) This article is relevant to anyone who has a dream and goal, like say, writing a book. It ponders the deeper meaning of our motivations asking the question:…

USA! USA!

WOW! These games sure have been sweet. I was traveling (South Carolina) during the Opening Day Ceremonies and first weekend of the Rio Olympics but I did try to watch as much as possible. Here are a few things that stood out to me so far: USA Gymnastics team is on a tear! The Final…

Prayer to Saint Sebastian

Saint Sebastian is the patron saint of athletes (and archers) as well as the military. I offer up this prayer for a safe and awesome competition for these Olympic games. Saint Sebastian and our Heavenly Father: thank you for giving us this wonderful tradition. Watch over all of the athletes as they utilize the incredible…

Surprise, Surprise!

So last week in this Road to Rio article I mentioned a surprise. I am super-proud to reveal this surprise. It taps into the excitement I’ve been feeling for these Olympic games. Without further ado, here is a guest blog  I wrote for the national magazine, BYOU (Be Your Own You). It appears on their website.…

Using Your Gifts

  Ocean City, MD… This Biblical sand art is straight up awesome. So many people were stopping and taking photos. No wonder! Look at that intricate detail involved in these images. Can you even imagine doing a job like this? My first thought of this incredible work reminds me of how we can all use our gifts,…