I’m thankful I had the chance to profile Nelson for the cover of Sports Spectrum Magazine! In addition to being a kick-butt football player and pulling down some sick catches in the red zone every season, he also has an amazing ministry for orphans in Haiti. I love it when a competitive spirit collides with a passion for serving Christ! Hm. Wondering if I could possibly become a Jets fan this season… A HEART FOR HAITI>>>
Summer Season July 17-September 3: People travel from near and far to attend the legendary Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing season. This year, make sure you’re in the stands! The track is celebrating its 75th season, and my article takes all of the guesswork out of the experience for you. Learn the ins and outs of the track, tips for newcomers, and more, including some huge news for the 2014 season. AND AWAY THEY GO>>>
“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14
Soccer can be a frustrating sport to watch. I’ve seen many games near the 90-minute mark with the score tied at 0-0. Neither team is any closer to victory than they were at the first whistle, yet they both keep trying. The battle between the offense and defense is an incredible example of persistence! No matter how exhausted the players are from running up and down the field, they continue to battle toward the goal with the same explosive speed and precise footwork as the beginning of the game. It takes great teamwork to push the ball down the field, and the persistence required to achieve just one goal makes it a goal worth celebrating—often bringing an entire stadium to its feet as the team celebrates the player who scored and carries him or her around the field! In life, we often try to push the ball down the field by ourselves, which makes it almost impossible to succeed. It’s critical that we let others help us along the way—running alongside to provide encouragement, help us make the right choices, and best of all, to celebrate with us when we win.
I whipped up three short articles on Soccer Stars EDDIE JOHNSON (USA), RICARDO SALAMPESSY (INDONESIA), and JUAN CARLOS VALERON (SPAIN)…World Cup is just weeks away!!! The excitement is building:-) http://www.sportsspectrum.com/articles/author/jsampson/
It takes a rare breed of athlete to be a successful NFL kicker, and gifted prospect Lloyd Tucker may just have what it takes. The Colorado native is going through the paces this offseason under the tutelage of renowned former NFL kicker Michael Husted (Raiders, Buccaneers, Redskins, Chiefs), and will likely give scouts quite a show when they congregate in Southern California for the annual special teams NFL tryout. ARTICLE>>>
“After reading ‘When Shmack Happens,’ you’ll feel equipped and encouraged to face life’s tough moments, and find yourself cheering for Amber to get back on the bike…one more time.” PURCHASE>>>
Barb (56) & Meg (24) Sullivan are a rare duo, dominating their triathlon age divisions. Barb even nabbed a spot on Team USA for the 2014 World Championships! The Carlsbad natives list the best spots to train outdoors in coastal North San Diego County, and share why they can’t get enough of competing. My mom and I usually go shopping together…these two are amazing! ARTICLE>>>