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My visit with Coach Lower
May27

My visit with Coach Lower

I had a wonderful experience recently. I took a tour of the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame on Lincoln Blvd. in Oklahoma City. Growing up in Oklahoma and being a sports enthusiast, this was right up my alley. I also had an extra treat with Gary Lower as my own personal tour guide. I have gotten to know Lower in the past year, as we both are members of Oklahoma City, Quail Springs. He has been a good source for me for coming up with...

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Couple’s focus: faith, family, music and baseball
May19

Couple’s focus: faith, family, music and baseball

>> by Aaron Earls  LifeWay Writer NASHVILLE (BP)—Ben and Julianna Zobrist know what it’s like to live under a microscope. Ben is a two-time Major League Baseball All-Star for the Tampa Bay Rays, while Julianna is a professional recording artist. But they are accustomed to people watching their every move—they both grew up as pastors’ kids. In their new book, Double Play (B&H Publishing), the Zobrists describe the real life...

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Faith pushes Boston Marathon winner across finish line
May12

Faith pushes Boston Marathon winner across finish line

>> by Andrew Branch  World News Service (WNS)—As he struggled through the last few miles of the Boston Marathon, winner Meb Keflezighi said he couldn’t even look up the hill. He had to take it one step at a time, a philosophy that has defined much of his life. Keflezighi battled nausea and pain to eke out the 26.2 miles in a personal-best 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds. He held off Kenya’s Wilson Chebet by 11 seconds a year...

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Christian stunt rider may appear on ‘America’s Got Talent’
May05

Christian stunt rider may appear on ‘America’s Got Talent’

One popular topic from this year’s Men’s Rewired retreat was something that occurred during last year’s retreat. Stunt rider Mike King drew a large crowd when he performed at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center in 2013. It was easy to understand how he could attract so many people, and his performance left quite the impact. Through his ministry, Kingdom Stunters, King performs for various church outreach events and school...

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Boston Marathon outreach helps church planting efforts
Apr30

Boston Marathon outreach helps church planting efforts

>> by Tobin Perry  NAMB writer   BOSTON (BP)—Most years, when Plano, Texas, Prestonwood’s young singles take mission trips to Boston, they arrive a week before the Boston Marathon and leave the day after. Last year was an exception. Since they could get cheaper flights two days after the event, the team decided to stay a day longer. When a bomb detonated near the finish line of the 2013 marathon killing three and injuring...

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Partnership missions: Cherokee Strip Associational VBS Rally an exciting change
Apr21

Partnership missions: Cherokee Strip Associational VBS Rally an exciting change

Secret agents are on the case to investigate the claims of Jesus, the Bible, and Christianity. In this year’s Agency D3 Vacation Bible School (VBS), your secret agent kids will uncover the truths about Jesus Christ by answering such questions as: • Is Jesus really God’s Son? • Was Jesus more than just a good man? • Was Jesus’ death real? • Is Jesus alive? Once your secret agent kids answer these questions, they will be prepared to...

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