persevere (.merriam-webster.com)-" : to persist in a state, enterprise, or undertaking in spite of counterinfluences, opposition, or discouragement"
"Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers."-1 Timothy 4
I've been hearing this word "persevere" a-lot lately, so I decided to write or create this site today (Sunday, September 27th of 2009). I remembered when I was going to "quit" after my 1st day on the job at Taco Bell my junior year in high school. I said it out loud and my mom told me to "not give-up". I laugh at this now as I look back; however, I wasn't laughing when I said it during my high school days. Just that one phrase "don't give-up" (paraphrase) from my mom was enough encouragement for me. How do you think others may feel when we say this same encouragement phrase to them in times of trials? It's important to "encourage one another" in our daily life.
Heather Dorniden took a bad fall during this race, but she got up and still managed to win the whole thing. This is an inspiring display of how we truly can do all things through Christ which strengthens us."
*referred by Allen A. on Feb 3rd 2012
"Here is a little footage of Derek Clark at one of his events talking about Never Giving Up and not letting a weakness destroy your greatness. Derek Clark is an Inspirational Speaker, a Former Foster Child that spent 13 years in the Foster Care System. Derek is the Author of 3 books in his Never Give Up Series titled, I Will Never Give Up, I Will Never Give Up For The Teenager, and I WIll Never Give Up On God Again. Derek is a singer songwriter and mixes in music when he does his inspirational presentations. His music is featured on iTunes, Rhapsody, Billboard, Napster, etc..
To find out more information on Derek Clark and his Inspirational Speaking, Books and Music, Please visit his inspiring website www.IWillNeverGiveUp.com"
Dodgeball: A Spiritual Gift III
"Charlie Parker is back! This time the lesson is: Perseverance. When a fateful event puts Charlie in a wheelchair, he must learn to persevere through the obstacles, difficulties, and hardships in life."
"23: Time to Choose is dedicated to fostering a strengthened sense of faith, an appreciation for the power of belief, and the will to persevere over adversity. Its vision is simple: to recognize the value of personal relationships while maintaining a positive attitude and heightening awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)." Dennen23.com "September 27th, 1998 - I fell 35-feet into Chester Creek (Duluth) and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Police were called to the creek where three officers risked their lives to save mine. I was hospitalized at St. Luke's Hospital, where I spent 19 days in a coma.
On October 15th, I was transferred to Sister Kenny for rehab at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. While there, I had to relearn how to walk, talk, write, and everything else I had taken for granted. Only through this necessary path to reclaim my future did I learn the value of my Christian Faith, the strength of my heart, God's will for my life, and the power behind humilty, and everything that is possible if you believe! Always remember, KEEP MOVING FORWARD. "
"A great shot in the arm for all patriotic Christians! We are still "one nation under God" and we need Him now more than ever. This song will inspire everyone to persevere through these times of uncertainty!
rnThey can take God off of the money but they will never remove him from a believers heart!"
I'm trading my sorrows, I'm trading my shame
I'm laying them down for the joy of the Lord
I'm trading my sickness, I'm trading my pain
I'm laying them down for the joy of the Lord
And we say yes, Lord, yes, Lord, yes, yes, Lord
Yes, Lord, yes, Lord, yes, yes, Lord
Yes, Lord, yes, Lord, yes, yes, Lord. Amen
I'm pressed but not crushed
Persecuted, not abandoned
Struck down but not destroyed
I'm blessed beyond the curse
For His promise will endure
His joy's gonna be my strength
Though the sorrow may last for the night
His joy comes with the morning
Beacon United Methodist Church
Praise & Worship Band, September 2, 2007 "
"...6. Be mindful of the inner critic
The inner critic is our worst enemy. Without fail, it whispers in our ear of failure, laziness, entitlement, lack of self worth and a myriad other tactics to take us off track of our goal. Don't listen to this so-called wise fellow. If it is pulling you away from completing your tasks, it is certainly not doing so in your best interest. The best way to handle this is; if you feel peaceful about your decision, you're going in the right direction. On the other hand, if you feel uncomfortable in any way, you are moving in the wrong direction. Your feelings will never steer you wrong.
7. Don't even think about it# Be mindful of the inner critic
Five minutes prior to performing a task is believed to be the most uncomfortable five minutes of all. Hesitation and all of its disciples (see number 6 above) will kick in. The Nike tag line of "Just Do It" applies here perfectly. Don't think - just complete the task in front of you....
Your own worst enemy - Bruce Springsteen
-Track & Field
Run the Race
"Will you persevere? To download this video and use in your church service, visit: www.flashlightfilms.com/single.aspx?id=13"
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
9 Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. 10 But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower. 11 For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.
12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
13 When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
16 Don't be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created. "
"Set sail aboard the Endurance with Sir Ernest Shackleton and his 27-man crew and witness one of the most extraordinary survival stories of all time. Winning film for Best Cinematography in 2001" (1 of 11) Endurance, Shackleton and the Antarctic. , from youtube.com "1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition."
Leadership at The Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic
"The three teen boys were famished and dehydrated when rescuers found them after nearly two months at sea.
(CNN) -- Three teenage boys from a remote South Pacific island went out to sea in search of love, only to end up lost and drifting 750 miles west into the ocean until their rescue 50 days later, one of the boys' brothers told CNN Saturday.
Iele Filo said that the three boys, including his 15-year-old brother Filo, met two girls while helping host a rugby tournament on October 5 on Atafu in the Tokelau Islands, about midway between New Zealand and Hawaii.
After the event, the girls went home to Nukonou, the central island in the three-island chain.
Filo and Samu Pelesa, also 15, spent the night drinking heavily, before deciding to set off after the girls, Iele Filo, 16, said.
Those two were "drunk," according to Iele, and a sober Etueni Nasau, 14, decided to join them in their romantic adventure.
"They said they were going to go -- I thought they were kidding," Iele Filo said. "I didn't think they were really going to do it."
The three boys, who are cousins, left just after midnight to "chase after the girls," Iele Filo said. But they never reached their destination, and their 12-foot metal boat eventually lost power.
On Wednesday, a crew member of a New Zealand tuna fishing ship spotted the small boat from two miles away, in a far-flung stretch of sea between western Samoa and Fiji. The boys were famished, dehydrated, exhausted, naked and sunburned, but soon impressed their rescuers with their vivacious spirit and minds.
"They looked very bad -- bones protruding from underneath the skin -- but mentally strong, strong as an ox," Tai Fredricsen, the first mate of the Sanford fishing boat that ended up taking on the boys, told CNN on Thursday.
After eating and drinking on the boat, the boys were released to the Fiji coast guard around 4:30 a.m. Thursday. They were then admitted to Suva Public Hospital and, the next day, released to a physician identified as Dr. Rosemary Mitchell, a Suva police spokeswoman said.
Fredricsen said on Saturday that he had not spoken recently with the boys, but had gotten assurances that they "are doing well."
"I hope that our paths cross again," he told CNN while still at sea as he was and heading back to New Zealand.
Still, it would be near impossible to replicate the circumstances under which they first met, about 240 miles northwest of Fiji.
The boys told Fredricsen that they had left their island with enough coconuts to keep them hydrated for two days. They used a tarpaulin to catch rainwater and for shelter after their clothes disintegrated.
Just over two weeks ago -- about the same time that hundreds of people in the Tokelau Islands attended a service to mourn them, after they were declared dead -- the three caught and ate a seabird, according to Fredricsen.
The boys admitted drinking sea water two days before their rescue, something that could have shut down their kidneys had it continued.
After bring onboard, Fredricsen said he moved the boys to his cabin's king-sized bed, where "they all fit comfortably," and began administering first aid to their burned skin.
He began giving them small amounts of electrolyte-spiked liquids, and within a half-hour they could swallow again. Within a few hours, they were able to eat bits of dry white bread, then oranges and apples, until they were eventually requested French fries from McDonald's. Throughout the experience, the first mate said, the teens were smiling.
"The cooperation was just incredible from the start," Fredricsen said. "It was just an uplifting experience to meet these young men. They didn't give up."
Back in the Tokelau Islands, grief turned to elation when word spread that the boys were alive. Tanu Filo, the father of Filo and Iele, invited Fredricsen's crew to a traditional feast on the Tokelaus to celebrate the rescue.
"I was on cloud nine, I was so joyful," Tanu Filo told CNN on Thursday, after hearing the news. "I couldn't believe my son and his boys were found again. Unbelievable."
Miracle Rescues: Two Japan Survivors Pulled From Rubble
"Two survivors of the Japan earthquake have been pulled alive from the rubble, four days after the 9.0 magnitude tremor.
A 70-year-old woman was found alive in her house in the town of Otsuchi in Iwate prefecture, public broadcaster NHK reported. She was suffering from hypothermia but was not in a life-threatening condition, it said, adding that she had been hospitalised.
A man, whose age was not given, was rescued in the town of Ishimaki in Miyagi prefecture, the network said.
Miyagi was particularly badly hit by the quake and the subsequent tsunami that swept away whole towns and villages. Emergency personnel were reported to have found 2,000 bodies in the prefecture on Monday.
The rare rescues came just a day after a four-month-old girl was plucked - apparently uninjured - from the rubble of the town of Ishinomaki, also in Miyagi.
Emergency workers had rescued 15,000 people and about 550,000 had been evacuated to about 2,600 shelters across six prefectures by Monday, Kyodo News reported.
However, local officials are estimated to have lost contact with about 30,000 people.
Roads and rail, power and ports have been crippled across much of the northeast of Japan's Honshu island, hampering relief efforts."
"Amid the silent corpses a baby cried outâ€”and Japan met its tiniest miracle.
On March 14, soldiers from Japan's Self-Defense Forces went door to door in Ishinomaki, a coastal town northeast of Senda, pulling bodies from homes that had been flattened by the earthquake and tsunami. More accustomed to hearing the crunching of rubble and the sloshing of mud than sounds of life, they dismissed the baby's cry as a mistake. Until they heard it again.
"Tokyo (CNN) -- Japan's beloved emperor dramatically took to the national TV airwaves Wednesday and buoyed the spirits of his disaster-stricken citizens in an extraordinary address before a nation grappling with the aftermath of an epic earthquake and a devastating tsunami, and amid growing fears of a nuclear catastrophe.
"I truly hope the victims of the disaster never give up hope, take care of themselves, and live strong for tomorrow," said the dignified and understated Emperor Akihito, in a calm and poignant oration delivered from the Imperial Palace.
"Also, I want all citizens of Japan to remember everyone who has been affected by the devastation, not only today but for a long time afterwards -- and help with the recovery."
An address by a sitting emperor is usually reserved for times of extreme crisis or war. Emperor Akihito's direct appeal to the public is considered exceptional in Japan and marks the first time that he has spoken to the public amid such a crisis....
"I was with God and with the devil. And I reached out for God."
Those were the words of Mario Sepulveda, the second miner to be freed after spending more than two months trapped underground in a collapsed mine in Chile.
At this writing, the rescue effort is proceeding smoothly, as each of the 33 miners is brought to the surface, one by one, in a two-foot-diameter cage dubbed the Phoenix. The last of the miners was expected to taste the fresh air of freedom late Wednesday evening or Thursday morning.
As the world waits, prays, and cheers on the rescue effort, it's worth reviewing the blessings in this amazing story of ingenuity and perseverance.
They begin with the resilience, patience, and courage of the miners. These men spent their first 17 days with no contact with the surface world, unaware of what kind of rescue effort might be under way or when it might reach them.
This is believed to be the deepest rescue of trapped miners in history, and the miners are the longest to survive an underground collapse on record. They are ordinary working men, who took daily risks doing a job most people would avoid if possible.
Their stories have already touched the world. Ariel Ticona became the father of his first child, Esperanza Ticona, while he was trapped more than a third of a mile underground. Jimmy Sanchez, only 19, wrote that he was looking forward to his motherâ€™s cooking. "That will happen soon," he said. "After the bad comes the good."
Working together, the miners organized themselves into three eight-hour shifts for work, relaxation, and sleep. Some jogged through the tunnels to keep in shape, others led singalongs or wrote journals.
All of them face a new world back on the surface, one in which the benefits of their sudden celebrity will be balanced by the challenges of readjustment. A Chilean mine owner has started a $10,000 bank account for each of the miners to which others can donate. Hollywood will want their stories.
The thoughtful care of these brave men must continue as their lives go forward.
Far above them, through tons of rock and earth at Camp Esperanza (Hope), families and more than 1,000 journalists awaited each capsuleâ€™s arrival at the surface. As below, the story above ground was also one of working together to overcome adversity. Aid arrived from around the world, including the American-made Schram T-130 drill that completed the rescue hole weeks ahead of schedule.
Chile Miners Rescue Video: Joy as capsule raises trapped men to surface
"It wasnâ€™t luck alone that led to the miraculous rescue of some victims pulled from the rubble a week and a half after the earthquake hit Haiti. They survived because of such factors as their general health, how they were positioned while trapped and the extent of their injuries, experts explain.
... Buried for 11 days, man survived on Coke and snacks
January 24, 2010 watoday.com.au
"..Wismond had initially survived by diving under a desk when the rubble started to fall around him as the quake struck. Later, he found himself trapped in a tiny space but discovered a few select groceries within arms reach - beer, cookies and cola.
"I was hungry. But every night I thought about the revelation that I would survive. I would eat anything I found. After the quake I didn't know when it was day and when it was night. It was God who was tucking me away in his arms. It gave me strength," Sky News quoted him, as saying...
But yesterday, as he recovered in a field hospital, he said: "I felt the house dance around me. Iâ€™m here today because God wants it."
On October 13, 1972, Uruguayan Air Force flight 571 crashed in the heart of South America’s Andes Mountains, beginning one of the most harrowing survival ordeals in history. The flight carried members of an amateur Uruguayan rugby team, the Old Christians, along with some of their friends and family. After 10 days, search efforts were abandoned, leaving 27 survivors to endure extreme cold, altitude, harsh weather conditions and starvation, 11,800 feet up in one of the most remote locations on Earth with little hope of rescue. Lacking any natural food sources, the group eventually resorted to eating human flesh to stay alive. After 60 days stranded in the Andes, two of the survivors, Fernando “Nando” Parrado and Roberto Canessa, set out from the crash site to find a way out of the mountains and to seek rescue. After 10 days and a trek of nearly 40 miles through harsh mountain terrain, the pair reached civilization in Chile. By December 23, 1972, all 16 of the survivors were finally rescued after 72 days of suffering in the Andes.
Alive movie trailer - HD -
Alive (1993 film)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "..is a 1993 American movie based upon Piers Paul Read's 1974 book Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors, which details the story of a Uruguayan rugby team who were involved in the crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, which crashed into the Andes mountains on October 13, 1972.
The film was directed by Frank Marshall and narrated by John Malkovich. One of the survivors, Nando Parrado, (portrayed by Ethan Hawke in the film) served as the technical advisor for the film...
Paul's Farewell to the Ephesian Elders "... 22"And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there. 23I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. 24However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given meâ€”the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace. ..
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Church Services, Body of Believers, Family of Christ, Fellowship, etc...
"BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA (ANS) -- It is a long way from the remote Faroe Islands, a small group of islands situation between Norway and Iceland with a population of just 48,000, to Brisbane, Australia.
But a Christian doctor from there was one of the 220 delegates that had travelled from 30 countries to attend the 8th Annual Christian Medical Conference June 11-12, 2011, in Brisbane, and he brought with him some good news.
Dr. Jenis av Rana, who works as a physician in Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands, said in an interview with me that despite the small population, “there are so many believing Christians in the islands and God has blessed us so much and the that the Faroe Islands is now sending many missionaries out to other countries.
"We are also seeing many miracles in our islands," he added. "I am a doctor who fully believes in the power of prayer and divine healing."
Then he shared with me a "recent miracle" that he said took place in the life of Eydun Jacobsen, a "well-known singer and song-writer" in the Faroe Islands.
"This took place about six week ago," said Dr. Rana. "Eydun Jacobsen is a Charismatic Christian who is about 55 years of age and is well known for his songs about loving God and following him. He is also known in other countries in Scandinavia for his songs.
"But then, about six months ago, he suffered a stroke which resulted in him not being able to use his left hand, legs and he also had trouble speaking. When he had the stroke he was taken to the hospital and because the effects of it were so severe, he was kept there for several months.
"After four months, they told him one Friday evening that couldn't help him anymore. By then he was not able to use his left leg or his left hand as the fingers were paralyzed."
Dr. Rana said that the singer-songwriter was discharged and went home, but became frustrated because he couldn’t play the guitar or piano anymore.
"He attends a good church that believes in miracles and on a Sunday evening shortly after leaving the hospital, and halfway through the meeting, he wondered if God had forgotten about him as he was still unable to use his limbs," said Dr. Rana.
"He finally went out to the cantina to eat and he sat and talked to another man at the table. His grown up daughter came to look for him and when she found him, she said, 'Dad, they're praying for people now. You should come and be part of it.' However, he wasn’t so sure saying that people had prayed for him so many times before for his healing and he was still sick. He then told his daughter, 'I've tried and tried, and nothing works."
The doctor said that the daughter persisted and asked him to please come for prayer one more time. But he still wouldn't go with her saying that if God wanted to heal him, he would have done so by now.
Dr. Rana then said, "Finally, he relented and went back into the church but still was complaining to himself saying, 'Why am I going inside here. I have tried it so many times before and it hasn't worked.’
"Two young men were praying for the people and they looked at him and asked him to come over to them. They then laid hands on him and started to pray and suddenly he felt something begin to happen in his arm.
"His fingers then started to open and within a few seconds he was totally healed. He could walk quite normally where he couldn’t before. He could use all the fingers all the hand there was no problem at all."
"It was amazing. The following day (Monday morning) he went to the hospital and he met the physiotherapist and some others who were there to try and help him after the stroke and he told them, "I am healed."
"They looked at his hand and asked him what had happened and he told them that the Lord had healed him. All of his limbs were now working normally and he is now back and able to play his wonderful music."
This was just one of many amazing healing stories that I heard about during this unique "Spirituality and Medicine" Conference. Besides, many case studies with medical data flashed onto large screens, the delegates were blessed by the beautiful Korean worship group that had traveled from Seoul, Korea, to participate.
At the end of the conference, it was announced that next year's World Christian Doctors Network conference will be end near the end of May in Nairobi, Kenya.
Note: I would like to thank Robin Frost for transcribing this interview."
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com LA: Clinic, Doctors, Hospital, Medical, Physicians, Pre-Med, etc...
The Lord of the Rings: The Two
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "..The battle of Helm's Deep begins between the Uruk-Hai and Rohirrim with Aragorn and his companions. Explosives are used against the weakness in the wall, allowing the Orcs to breach the fortress. In Fangorn, Treebeard and the other Ents initially refuse to get involved in the war until Pippin shows them that Saruman has decimated the forest; enraged, Treebeard commands the Ents to seek vengeance. Aragorn leads Théoden, Legolas and the remaining Rohirrim to attack the Uruk-hai, allowing the Rohirrim's women and children to escape into the mountains. Gandalf appears, accompanied by Éomer and his men. The combined forces cause the Uruk-hai to flee into Fangorn, where the Ents and their Huorn allies attack them. At Isengard, the Ents defeat the Uruk-hai and break the river dam, drowning the surviving Orc defenders, flooding Isengard, and stranding Saruman in his tower....
Lord of the rings: Two Towers | Battle of Helmsdeep HD
" Uploaded on Mar 31, 2010
The end of the battle at helmsdeep.
In HD/Blu Ray quality.
The blu-rays of LOTR are in stores 6th of April.
"There is some good in this world and it's worth fighting for"
"11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. 12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. 14 The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.”[a] He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:
king of kings and lord of lords.
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God, 18 so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and the mighty, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, great and small.”
19 Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horse and his army. 20 But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. 21 The rest were killed with the sword coming out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh."
"A man who survived while adrift in the Pacific for 106 days is crediting a shark for helping to save his life.
Toakai Teitoi, 41, a policeman from the Central Pacific island nation of Kiribati, had been traveling with his brother-in-law on what was supposed to be a short voyage, beginning May 27, from the Kiribati capital of Tarawa to his home island of Maiana.
But the mariners decided to fish along the way, and fell asleep during the night. When they awoke they were far at sea and adrift in their 15-foot wooden vessel. They soon ran out of fuel, and were short on water.
"We had food, but the problem was we had nothing to drink," Teitoi told Agence France-Presse news service.
Dehydration was severe. Falaile, the 52-year-old brother-in-law, died on July 4. That night, Teitoi slept next to him, "like at a funeral," before an emotional burial at sea the next morning.
Teitoi shared scant details of the ordeal after arriving in Majuro, in the Marshall Islands, on Saturday. He said he prayed the night Falaile died, and the next day a storm arrived and, over the next several days, he was able to fill two five-gallon containers with fresh water. "
Days and weeks passed, however, and Teitoi, a father of six, did not know whether he'd live or die. He subsisted mostly on fish and protected himself against the searing tropical sun by curling up in a small, covered portion of the bow.
It was on the afternoon of Sept. 11 that he awoke to the sound of scratching against his boat. A six-foot shark was circling the boat and, Teitoi said, bumping against its hull.
"He was guiding me to a fishing boat," Teitoi said. "I looked up and there was the stern of a ship and I could see crew with binoculars looking at me."
The first thing he asked for after he was plucked from the water was a cigarette, or "a smoke." He was given food and juice and his rescuers continued to fish for several days before delivering him to Majuro.
Teitoi, who seemed in good health, said he booked flights back to his home island, adding, "I'll never go by boat again."
The record for drifting at sea is believed to be held by two fishermen, also from Kiribati, who were at sea for 177 days before coming ashore in Samoa in 1992.
--Note: Image is generic and the shark pictured is not the shark encountered by Toakai Teitoi
Jul 26, 2010 ... Management for Derek Redmond, an excellent motivational speaker, inspiring conference audiences around the world. Former Olympian and world ...
'Perseverance' Derek Redmond
"Derek Redmond Olympic Games Finish the race together " Derek Redmond
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "..(born 3 September 1965, in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, England) is a retired British athlete. During his career, he held the British record for the 400 metres sprint, and won gold medals in the 4x400 metres relay at the World Championships, European Championships and Commonwealth Games.
However his career was blighted by a series of injuries, and he is best remembered for his performance at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona where he tore his hamstring in the 400 metres semi-final but fought through the pain and, with assistance from his father, managed to complete a full lap of the track as the crowd gave him a standing ovation. The incident has become a well-remembered moment in Olympic history, having been the subject of one of the International Olympic Committee's 'Celebrate Humanity' videos and been used in advertisements by Visa as an illustration of the Olympic spirit and featured in Nike's "Courage" commercials in 2008...
NEVER GIVE UP IN LIFE!
1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we[b] boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. "