Each year in early August, Canton hosts the Pro Football Hall of Fame parade and all the festivities that go with it. Appearances from past inductees were combined with events to honor the current year's class. Two of these events were attended by Shawn Lazarus and Dante Booker, including a dinner that served as an promotional introduction of Tim Brown's new book "Making of a Man". Former Washington Redskins coach and fellow Hall of Famer, Joe Gibbs, wrote the intro to the book.
The week prior, Maurice Clarett (Ohio State FB running back) spoke at an FCA fundraising dinner. During his testimony, he shared how a former rival, a defensive tackle named Shawn Lazarus from the U. of Michigan, played a part in his eventual response to Christ. Shawn corresponded with Maurice while Maurice was in prison.
The last week in July, Dru Joyce III and Romeo Travis hosted a youth basketball camp at St. Vincent-St. Mary HS. Several friends of their's who play professional basketball also assisted in coaching the camp. The camp emphasized hard work, fundamentals, and improving character. Though they didn't advertise it so that the integrity of the camp was maintained, close friend and former HS teammate, LEBRON JAMES, also visited the camp, assisting in coaching as well as interacting with the campers.
For the second time this summer, the Lazarus family hosted several college athletes willing to take our 24 hour challenge to get away from distraction and learn as much about Jesus Christ as possible. This time there were 12 athletes and the entertainment highlight was the giant slip and slide - though last time we also squeezed in capture the flag, whiffle ball, fishing, canoe races and of course a campfire. Special speakers involved former pro football players Andy Alleman and Dante Booker along with Shawn Lazarus. In May, visitors included Josh Holden and Mike Hurley. All shared their struggles in life without Christ and then how they have been learning how to be more committed to him in spite of the distractions of success.
THOT PROVOKING STORIES
CONSIDER THIS: Johns Hopkins Hospital does not do sexual reassignment surgery due to their conclusion that it's a mental disorder. Read Article
Note the reference to the post surgery psychological complications.
(This is a fictitious story for illustrative purposes as used in several books. However, there are some supposed audio tapes script between US and Spaniards that is entertaining - link here )
Spaniards: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.
Americans: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the north to avoid a collision.
Spaniards: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.
Americans: This is the captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.
Spaniards: No, I say again, you divert YOUR course.
Americans: This is the Aircraft Carrier US LINCOLN, the second largest ship in the United States Atlantic Fleet. We are accompanied with three Destroyers, three Cruisers and numerous support vessels. I DEMAND that you change your course 15 degrees north. I say again, that's one-five degrees north, or counter-measures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this ship.
Spaniards: This is a lighthouse. Your call.
Humanity repeatedly says that it is does not need God or is SMARTER and more POWERFUL ….only to find in the end that God has the last word. We foolishly think that God will move in his instructions to us . . . and He too lets it be OUR CALL
@Spurgeon_: "Christian, remember the goodness of God in the frost of adversity" - Charles Spurgeon
2014's BEST TWEET
That was the simple tweet LeBron posted the day of his announcement on July 11. It was a link to the following Sports Illustrated article, which in turn set off a a new challenge for values and influence in sport.
SI exclusive: LeBron James explains his return to Cleveland Cavaliers.
By Sports Illustrated @SInow
LeBron James explains to SI's Lee Jenkins why he's returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers after spending four seasons with the Miami Heat.
2015'S BEST TWEET
I don't need/want luck, I need/ want Jesus!
.... Franshon "Fresh" Bickley is a sophomore receiver for Akron U FB and a graduate of Akron SVSM.
2013's BEST TWEET
@VJKing13: #MentionSomeoneYoureThankfulFor Well he's obviously not on Twitter, but I wanna thank The Lord for saving my life. Can't thank You enough!
V.J. King recently committed to attend and play basketball at the U. of Louisville. After once attending Akron St. V-St. Mary High school from 2012-14, he is now a senior at Paul VI in Fairfax, Va.
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Since 1991, TEAM JAM volunteers (there are no employees) have been observing activities, coaching, mentoring, tutoring, counseling,visiting hospitals and funerals, providing chaplain services to teams, finding college scholarships, and especially teaching others about Jesus Christ and making Biblically based decisions. But why listen to US tell stories? We are interested in what YOU are doing!!! Share with us YOUR story of how God used you to impact/change a lifel! In addition, we are always willing to help your efforts. Contact us at 330.352.4231 or email@example.com with your stories OR ideas.