The Munoz Family: Facing Tragedy with Grace

    My dear friend Kris Munoz once told me that grief is like the waves of the ocean. Sometimes the sea is calm and tranquil; other times the waves crash angrily on the shore. I now know what she means. Terry and Kristine Munoz experienced a parent’s worst nightmare six years ago today. On October 9, 2007, Kris and their three children were involved in a horrific car accident. […]

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STANDING TALL: How WNBA Player Ruth Riley Copes with Championship Stress

  Sunday night I watched in awe as the Minnesota Lynx pounded the Atlanta Dream 84-59 in game one of the 2013 WNBA Championship. These amazingly talented athletes made the game look so effortless and fluid. Me, I’d be lucky to make a basket granny style on a Fischer-Price I Can Play Basketball. I am rather petite… well… short, really. I name it and claim it.  The vertically challenged gene […]

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How NFL Kicker Jason Hanson Knows God is Real

Back in 2005 I had an opportunity to interview Jason Hanson of the Detroit Lions. He shared his testimony for my first book and later on my podcast.  Last Saturday night I was in the audience for the KLOVE Fan Awards at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. I was thrilled when Jason’s name was called as a nominee for the Sports Impact award. After the ceremony it was wonderful […]

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SILENCE IS GOLDEN

For an overachieving, working mother with a “Type A” personality and a tendency toward anxiety, the concept of being still is rather foreign … and a little frightening.  Like so many Christians, I can be silent and listen to God for oh, about 15 seconds, before the noise of my over-stimulated mind breaks in.  So imagine putting me in a place for 36 hours where true silence and isolation are […]

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Freedom from Insomnia

Do you have trouble sleeping? Check this out! With so many drug companies competing to promote their sleep medications, imagine how many people must be relying on them. Billy Wilkins, a founding member of the Grammy award-winning band, Third Day, has developed an amazing new sleep program to help eliminate those medications. The Wesley Sleep Program will help you strip away four distinct hindrances to real rest and replace them […]

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NFL Kicker on God UNPLUGGED

This week’s guest on GOD UNPLUGGED is NFL kicker, Jason Hanson. The 17-year veteran, and one of the NFL’s most productive kickers, is the Detroit Lions’ all-time scoring leader with 1,714 points as well as the all-time leader in field goals and extra points. Hanson became only the eighth player in NFL history to surpass the 1,700-point mark in 2008, and he ranks third in all-time scoring amongst active players. […]

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