June 1, 2010 I published the last issue (at least for a while) of Girl Talk my teen girl magazine. Since this blog was originally designed for the purpose of publishing weekly devotions for the magazine and later the magazine itself I decided to create another blog that isn’t connected to Girl Talk.

I’ll probably still publish book reviews or other items here now and again but you’ll more often find me at Trusting Him with Today. I hope you’ll stop by



Oct 1, 2008

Lessons from the Olympics

Once and only once every four years I become an eager sports enthusiast. During that time I can be found glued to my television watching basketball, volleyball, gymnastic, diving, swimming, track and field, you name it and I probably watch it.

I’m sure by now (even without the heading) you’ve guessed I mean the Olympics. I’ve watched many triumphs and disappointment during the two weeks of the Olympics.

I watched athletes make mistakes, fall down and get back up. I’ve rejoiced and commiserated with athletes from home and around the world and I learned a few lessons along the way that I’d like to share with you.

The favorite doesn’t always win. (Don’t ever count yourself out)

Don’t be over-confident. The ‘gold’ does not belong to anyone. You still have to put forward your best effort to win.

Mistakes happen! Don’t let them stop you from finishing your race even if you don’t achieve your desired results.

Discipline is important – It’s impossible to achieve your goals and realized your dreams if you are not disciplined.

Hard work pays off!!! I listened to the stories of some of the athletes. I didn’t hear of one lazy athlete that made it to the Olympics…

Hope a few of these lessons will resonate with you at the beginning of this new school year. Have a great year and remember to do your very best!

GT Sept/Nov '08

3 comments:

Denise said...

Awesome post.

Meridith @ The Road Less Traveled said...

Great reminders...

I found your blog on the LWG blogroll... just looking to connect with other Christian women in the blog world...

Off to read more of your blog...

eph2810 said...

Your thoughts on the Olympics are wonderful. Not only for students, but your points should also be noted by every adult -- running the race toward the goal :)

Thank you so much for sharing...

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