Two-time Olympic gymnast gold medalist, Gabrielle Douglas flying through the air. Photograph by Allen Fraser

From Overcoming Obstacles to Becoming an Olympic Gymnast: Meet Two-Time Gold Medalist Gabrielle Douglas Written by Kelli Gillespie This is the girl that overcame obstacles. This is the girl that moved away from her family with a vision to compete in the Olympics. And this is the young girl that captured the hearts of millions…

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(l to r) Switchfoot's Tim Foreman, Chad Butler, Jon Foreman, Drew Shirley, Jerome Fontamillas. Photo by Brian Nevins

Switchfoot: Fading West Written by Henry Ortlip I was first introduced to Switchfoot in 2003. The album A Beautiful Letdown was a birthday gift from my mom. Initially I listened to the album out of politeness, but it quickly turned into the soundtrack of my high school years. It’s hard to believe it’s been more…

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Grammy-Nominated Artist Francesca Battistelli

Francesca Battistelli: Blooming Where She’s Planted Written by Kelli Gillespie Since her debut a short six years ago, Francesca Battistelli has earned a Grammy nomination, numerous Dove Awards including 2011 Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year, plus her music has been featured on television shows ranging from Fox’s So You Think…

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U.S. National Amputee Soccer Goalie Eric Westover stopping a ball with one arm. Photo by Carl Calabria

Single-Handed Success: The Story of U.S. National Amputee Soccer Goalie Eric Westover Written by Henry Ortlip Life can be unpredictable. Often things don’t turn out as planned and reactions to the challenges life throws can be the difference between giving up or finding the strength to move on and persist. This is especially true for…

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Korean Soccer Star, Y.P. Lee. Photograph by Mike Wilson

Top Korean Soccer Star, Y.P. Lee, Retires Written by Henry Ortlip Lee Young-Pyo, or as teammates and friends refer to him Y.P. Lee, is one the most recognized soccer players in all of Korea. After representing his country in the 2002 World Cup held in South Korea, Lee went on to have a successful career…

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Kathy DiFiore, James Earl Jones, Vanessa Hudgens and Ron Krauss. Photograph courtesy of Roadside Attractions

Saving Lives Through Scripture and Shelters: Kathy DiFiore’s Faithfulness Inspired a New Film Written by Kelli Gillespie For more than three decades Kathy DiFiore has been focusing on helping woman and turning down any opportunity for books, shows, or movies based on her life…until now. But writer/director Ronald Krauss did more than just ask, he…

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Professional Soccer Player Teteh Bagurah. Photo by Henry Orltip

From Civil War and Shoeless Soccer to Prayer and a Professional Contract: Meet Sierra Leone Native Teteh Bangura Written by Henry Ortlip Raised in West Africa to poor Muslim parents during a civil war, it’s safe to say Teteh Bangura’s current situation is nothing short of a miracle. Like many of his friends in Sierra…

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Standing (l to r) Alan, Johnny D, John Godwin, Uncle Si, Justin Martin, Jep; Seated (l to r) Willie, Phil and Jase from A&E's Duck Dynasty

After 22 Years In Ministry, Alan Robertson is Stepping Out Of The Pulpit To Join His Dynasty Family Written by Samantha Baer With 14 million viewers per episode, Duck Dynasty is not only A&E’s top-rated show,  it’s the most popular reality show on cable television. Whether laughing at Uncle Si’s antics, or being encouraged by…

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MLS Soccer Goalkeeper Tim Howard in front of the goal. Photograph by Brad Smith

U.S. Goalkeeper Gets Ready for World Cup Soccer: Superstar Tim Howard Written by Henry Ortlip When it comes to protecting the goal, Tim Howard is one of the world’s best. Not only does he play professional soccer in England, he is also the starting goalkeeper for the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team. Having begun his career…

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