Swimming with Faith

Swimming with Faith: The Missy Franklin Story details her rise in fame as a swimmer and humbleness in the sport and in her personal life.

Author: Natalie Davis Miller

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 9780310748540

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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Missy Franklin is one of the most talented swimmers in the world. She is a four-time Olympic gold medalist and currently holds the world record in the 200-meter backstroke and American records in both the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke. She was Swimming World’s World Swimmer of the Year and was awarded the American Swimmer of the Year award in 2012. Swimming with Faith: The Missy Franklin Story details her rise in fame as a swimmer and humbleness in the sport and in her personal life.
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Swimming for Freedom

Swimming for Freedom tells the story of Tera’s unconventional comeback and shows that through God, all things are possible. What started as an Olympic dream ended in her true miracle: the freedom of a life in Christ.

Author: Tera Bradham

Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 9781424558933

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Tera Bradham was born to prove people wrong. The fastest swimmer her age in the United States by age ten, many believed “Tera the Terror” was destined for the Olympics. Her fiercely competitive spirit and unmatched intensity knew no limits until Tera suffered a sudden, devastating shoulder injury that derailed her promising career. Although she trusted in God, she also wrestled with doubts of his goodness throughout subsequent years of misdiagnoses, chronic pain, and crippling disappointment. Her injury finally forced her to fully surrender to God. Then her miracle came, or so she thought. Her shoulder was successfully reconstructed, and after two more years of grueling recovery, Tera found the courage to swim again and pursue her dreams with renewed faith. Swimming for Freedom tells the story of Tera’s unconventional comeback and shows that through God, all things are possible. What started as an Olympic dream ended in her true miracle: the freedom of a life in Christ. Tera’s story will inspire you to rise up, dream again, and fight for his calling on your life.
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Falls Lake

Author: Faith S. Holsaert


ISBN: 1646621999



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Marathon Swimming The Sport of the Soul

His prayers to give back are answered by coaching opportunities at multiple World Championships and two Olympic Games, where marathon swimming is now a contested event. But this is not just the tale of a swimmer.

Author: Paul Andrew Asmuth

Publisher: Elm Hill

ISBN: 9781595557636

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 244

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When the plans and dreams of a young swimmer are shattered by the United States’ boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, God opens the door of new opportunities. For Paul Asmuth, then 22, it is the end of an unfulfilled dream, and the beginning of another journey, this one remarkable and life-changing. Plunging into the astounding, grueling, hypnotic, and often oddly beautiful world of international marathon swimming competitions, Asmuth experiences both triumph and tragedy, and, in a process as long and punishing as the marathon swims themselves, slowly discovers the best of himself. If you care for resumes, Asmuth is one of the most successful marathon swimmers in history. In the sapphire seas off Italy, in the frigid lakes of Quebec, Canada, in the marshy back bays of New Jersey, in the questionable waters ringing Manhattan, swimming distances from twenty to forty miles, Asmuth emerged victorious, often to thunderous acclaim. After multiple victories at the twenty-six-mile swim across Quebec’s Lac Memphremagog, up to 20,000 spectators would cheer and call him “le roi” (the king) of their lake. But true victory is not a matter of accolades or medals, and the stories that make a real difference unfold behind the headlines. Overcoming self-doubt, nausea, hypothermia, cruel tides and dark, watery shadows both real and imagined, Asmuth calls upon passion, iron-clad resolve, and steadfast faith to emerge a changed man, attaining success in its truest and most honest form. This success does not end when Asmuth retires from competing. Coming full circle, when he hangs up his swim suit, Paul takes the knowledge, lessons and examples he learned from his own experiences and some of the world’s greatest coaches, and turns to helping others with their swimming dreams. His prayers to give back are answered by coaching opportunities at multiple World Championships and two Olympic Games, where marathon swimming is now a contested event. But this is not just the tale of a swimmer. Like any great story, Paul’s transcends sport. By listening to the voice of faith and not of fear, new dreams are born, and God’s plans are revealed.
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The Ladies Midnight Swimming Club

Three women, three different stages of life, united by one thing: the chance to start again.


Publisher: Aria

ISBN: 1800241348


Page: 384

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Three women, three different stages of life, united by one thing: the chance to start again. When Elizabeth's husband dies, leaving her with crippling debt, she must turn to her friend, Jo for help, who calls in her daughter, Lucy to run the village surgery. Leaving her city life, and past demons, behind, Lucy is determined to make the most of her fresh start. As life slowly begins to resemble something normal for the three women, Jo's world is turned upside down when she receives some shocking news. In search of some solace, Jo and Elizabeth find themselves enjoying midnight dips in the freezing Irish sea. Here they can laugh, cry and wash away all their fears. As well as conjure a fundraising plan for the local hospice; to take a dip in the nip... An emotional story about taking chances, finding new friends and living life to the fullest.
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Pinnacle of Faith

Most of them did indeed have swimming gear, but not every single one. Howard
Homer Watkins did not have swim trunks and was one of the few men who didn't
swim terribly well. The men, who brought their trunks, marched inside and came ...

Author: Leverda Watkins

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469118444

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 221

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Life was so good with a wonderful, loving and well known husband. The pain of losing him was intolerable but there was little time to feel it. Left alone with four children all under the age of 9, Leverda Watkins had to figure out how she was going to do this. How was she going to raise four children on her own? Three of the four had chronic asthma and her oldest daughter was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder that required numerous operations. With a lot of faith, a good sense of humor and the help of good friends and family, Leverda overcomes each trial one by one, one day at a time.
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Lose Fat Not Faith

The main disadvantage of swimming is that it will not contribute to increased
bone density to the same extent that resistance training and impact cardio will. v.
Cardio Equipment There is plenty of equipment to perform 244 Lose Fat, Not
Faith ...

Author: Jeremy Likness

Publisher: Lose Fat, Not Faith

ISBN: 9780976907947


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What if you could wave a magic wand and suddenly look into your mirror to find the lean, healthy body you've always dreamed of smiling back at you? What if you could stop falling out of breath when you tie your shoes, and instead have the energy to keep pace with your own children? What if you had the confidence and self esteem to pursue your dreams? It's not as easy as waving a wand, swallowing a magic pill, or snapping your fingers ... but if you feel it is difficult or impossible, it's time you experience the keys to releasing your fat and embracing your faith. It's time you join those around the world who have overcome obstacles and triumphed through the power of International Health Coach Jeremy Likness' expert advice contained within Lose Fat, Not Faith: A Transformation Guide.
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Until Today

A U G U S T 3 1 I am faith-filled and fear-free because . . . I am learning to swim
through painful experiences. If you have ever watched a child learning how to
swim, you have witnessed faith in action. It is obvious that the child, standing
before ...

Author: Iyanla Vanzant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476714493

Category: Self-Help

Page: 432

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“The most powerful spiritual healer, fixer, teacher on the planet.” —Oprah Winfrey Shift your attitude and live your best life with this inspiring collection of 365 daily devotionals from New York Times bestselling author and star of the OWN Network’s hit show Iyanla: Fix My Life. If there are situations, circumstances, or perhaps relationships in your life that you have been struggling to overcome, trying to work through, or doing your best to work around, throw your head back and declare to the universe, “Until Today!” Whatever has been going on in your mind, your life, or your heart can stop—right now, if that is truly what you desire. However, you must be willing to “do a new thing.” You must spend a little time, each day, in devotion to the truth about yourself and your life. You must make a conscious approach to what you think, what you feel, and what you do. Devotion will clear up misconceptions that may have obscured your vision until today! Bestselling author Iyanla Vanzant presents a new book of devotions for anyone on the path to spiritual empowerment. These daily devotions will create powerful changes in the circumstances of your life that have held you back and will place you on the road to personal strength and peace of mind.
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Blind Faith

She was easy to spot at a swim meet: the blond lady in the expensive clothes (
though sometimes she would show up in a ... who set nine school records and
was named Ocean County Swimmer of the Year as a senior, made Toms River
East ...

Author: Joe McGinniss

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101608647

Category: True Crime

Page: 384

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The Marshalls were the model family of Tom’s River, New Jersey, living the American dream of all that money could buy. Rob Marshall was the big breadwinner, king of the country club set. Maria Marshall was his stunningly beautiful wife and the perfect mom to their three great kids. Then one night Rob, his head bloodied, reported Maria had been brutally slain. Sympathy poured in—until disquieting facts began to surface…and the true story of adultery, gambling, drugs and murder tore the mask off Rob Marshall and the blinders off the town that thought he could do no wrong…
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Secrets of the Ages

start swimming but no more, will not swim very far, because their confidence is so
very small and they swim with such rapid ... You might hypnotize people into faith;
you might say, 'You are now in the ocean; swim off the edge of this precipice' ...

Author: Robert Collier

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781627932493

Category: Fiction

Page: 273

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In the Secret of the Ages, Robert Collier shares with us the secrets of success. This book gives you the tools to have a happier and more successful life. Collier will show you how the way you think and the decisions you make have a direct influence on how successful and happy you are. With out the foundation that Collier laid herein, Rhonda Byrnes' The Secret could never have been written. Long before Michael Losier and James Arthur Ray reminded the world just how effective the power of positive thinking could be in Laws of Attraction and The Science of Success, there was Robert Collier's Secret of the Ages. This edition is complete and unabridged.
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Faith in Crisis

He had changed into his swimming trunks. As we were walking to the pond to get
ready for afternoon swimming, the other boys in his cabin walked toward him and
in a nasty tone said, “Jeremy, you do not get to swim today, because you didn't ...

Author: Sharon McMahon Miller

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781490865461

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 122

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This book emphazises concepts rooted in Christian faith to empower readers with creative suggestions that help them overcome the daily challenges of raising a child diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The author draws on her personal experiences as a parent of a child diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
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The Body in the Kelp

Faith and Ben ate their sandwiches and wandered out to the receding water. This
wasn't a clam flat and there was no mud. Faith held tight to Benjamin's chubby
little paw. He was racing toward the water crying, “Swim! Swim!” Faith stuck her ...

Author: Katherine Hall Page

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781466806597

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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Faith Fairchild, heroine of Katherine Hall Page's The Body in the Belfry returns to amateur sleuthing in The Body in the Kelp. This time around, Faith and her husband, Tom Fairchild, the handsome young minister, have left the little village of Aleford, Massachusetts for a summer on Sanpere Island, off the coast of Maine. But Tom is called away to a three-week religious retreat in New Hampshire, leaving Faith to amuse herself and care for baby Benjamin, now safely into his "terrible twos." The summer begins innocently enough, with Faith involved in a seemingly harmless mystery, a hunt for treasure, the clues to which are cryptically embedded in a patchwork quilt. Then she and young Benjamin almost stumble over the body of another summer resident along the beach, and Faith is forced into more serious — and dangerous — "detection."
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Stepping Stones of Faith

Exciting Lessons to Help Preschool Children Build Faith Anita Edlund ...
Swimming. Swimming. |Pretend to swim by moving arris is if swimming. When
Jonah was thrown into the sea, the storms stopped just like Jonah had said they


Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781426734588

Category: Religion


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This Collection of preschool lessons examines twelve stepping stones of faith for preschoolers and develops them into complete lessons, including a Bible story for each stepping stone, activities, snacks, and music.
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Good Faith Hunting

How Baby Boomers Help Recapture a Biblical View of Faith Henry Stewart. to the
beach for the first time. A newcomer joins the swim club, learns what it offers. He
or she experiences great joy in the activities. Eventu- ally, the newcomer looks ...

Author: Henry Stewart

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621895275

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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Church attendance in the United States and other Western nations is rapidly declining, and the losses are not solely because young people don't like church. Baby boomers are also leaving, frequently because the church leadership assumes a believer's faith and how it plays out is constant over a lifetime. Boomers are a transition generation, undergoing profound faith journeys as they transition through life's phases. Many churches struggle to connect with people on a journey because the corporate, modernist mindset doesn't have room for changes and journey. Good Faith Hunting is a book of hope for church leaders and major influencers who want to celebrate the faith journeys of baby boomers and others through life, allegiance, and experience, as an opportunity to show the love of Christ as they sojourn alongside people in their community.
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Her Unfailing Faith God s Unfailing Love

Kent's job also afforded him the opportunity to bless our family with a wonderful in
ground heated swimming pool. Although Kay Loy's health was doing somewhat
better, mainly because it was the summer, the pool was an added therapeutic ...

Author: Kim Smith Davis

Publisher: WestBowPress

ISBN: 9781490818627

Category: Religion

Page: 362

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She was nineteen years old, just finished her first year of college, and her future was overflowing with possibilities. That’s what she thought until that tragic night, the night when her future came to a screeching halt and her car was struck by a drunk driver. Nothing could have prepared her for the turn of events that quickly followed. Excruciating pain, paralysis, emergency surgery, and then the fateful words she had to hear. “I’m sorry, you will never walk again.”Kay Loy Avers was now a paraplegic. Despair, anguish, fear, anger. Kay Loy was experiencing all these emotions. These emotions could have overcome her. However, she had an incredible Comforter by her side, and His love was unfailing. Read and experience the miraculous true life story of Kay Loy and see how time and again God showed His extraordinary power. Journey with her and be inspired by her faith in Jesus; be overwhelmed by God’s miracles. If you’re faith needs strengthened, Kay Loy’s story will encourage you that God hears and answers ours prayers. This is the true life story of Kay Loy Avers Smith written through the eyes of her daughter, Kim Smith Davis. “Her Unfailing Faith, God’s Unfailing Love”, chronicles the physical, spiritual and emotional battles and victories that Kay Loy endured throughout her life beginning with a drunk driver paralyzing her at the age of 19. Kim Smith Davis shares intimate details of Kay Loy’s life and how through a tragic accident, Kay Loy’s spiritual walk with the Lord became closer as the Lord began to perform one miracle after another and how God’s love was unfailing. Although Kay Loy faced paralysis, multiple back surgeries, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Pulmonary Embolism, Crohn’s Disease, and much more, her faith never failed. Kay Loy Avers Smith clung to 2 Corinthians 4:16. “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”(NIV)
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The Body of Faith

While the flying and swimming also have instrumental value in relation to food
gathering and other such needs, a healthy animal engages in the activity
appropriate to its nature not only to obtain its needs but also and perhaps mainly
for its ...

Author: Michael Wyschogrod

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 1568219105

Category: Religion

Page: 265

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The original edition of this book describes it as an attempt to 'develop a comprehensive understanding of traditional Judaism in conversation with contemporary philosophical and Christian thought.' This book has been praised by many as one of the most exciting and inspiring books of Jewish theology to be published in a long time.
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What Happens When Women Walk in Faith

On one of the last days of our adventure, all the kids decided to go swimming in
the river. I wasn't concerned in the least as we'd all grown quite comfortable
around the water. While they were splashing and laughing their afternoon away, I
sat ...

Author: Lysa TerKeurst

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736934693

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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What if the next big step God wants you to take is actually small? Stepping into the assignments the Lord has for us and pursuing the dreams He's placed in our hearts can feel overwhelming and exhilarating all at the same time. But walking in His will begins with our daily obedience to Him. Lysa TerKeurst knows what it means to walk by faith and encourages you to discover the deeply personal truths of God's Word for your calling. What Happens When Women Walk in Faith is filled with stories and Scripture that will help you apply practical, Biblical truths to your life and equip you to: Discover 5 phases of your faith walk and embrace the direction that the Lord is leading you. Identify one area where you can draw a line in the sand and take a step toward something new. Be prepared for God to use your small steps of faith to unleash His work and wonder in your life. No matter what God has called you to, you can take this first step!
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Hiking the Trails to Faith

Mom told us “the new house had a big swimming pool in the back yard”! I love to
swim. I learned quickly when my big brother threw me into the pool at Rolla. “Sink
or swim” was the comment. Older brothers can be a bit outgoing! When we got ...

Author: Murphy Tetley

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304301055

Category: College teachers

Page: 123

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Swimming with Scapulars

Even without outside interference, there may come a day when anything I say
sounds to Fin like purest idiocy—ado- lescence is not always kind to fathers. But
if that day comes, I hope that rejecting Dad won't mean rejecting the faith,
because ...

Author: Matthew Lickona

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 9780829430813

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Relentless Spirit

In Relentless Spirit, Missy and her parents, D.A. and Dick Franklin, share the story of how Missy became the athlete she is today, a six-time Olympic medalist, five of them gold.

Author: Missy Franklin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101984932

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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What does it take to become a champion? Gold medalist Missy Franklin, along with her parents, D.A. and Dick, tell the inspirational and heartwarming story of how Missy became both a legendary athlete and a happy and confident woman, something they accomplished by doing things their own way and making the right choices for their family. The word relentless has many meanings for swimmer Missy Franklin. In the pool, it reminds her to remain steady and persistent, unyielding in intensity and strength. In life, it tells her to reach down for her very best, even when it feels like there’s nothing left. The motto “don’t quit” doesn’t do it for Missy, but relentless gets her where she needs to be. And when Missy faces a challenge or a setback, her relentless spirit is what empowers her to learn, adapt, and move forward into the future. In Relentless Spirit, Missy and her parents, D.A. and Dick Franklin, share the story of how Missy became the athlete she is today, a six-time Olympic medalist, five of them gold. Since her Olympic debut in London’s 2012 games—when Missy was just seventeen—people who have met the Franklins or seen them on TV have wondered what it was like to raise such a champion. What was the training like? How did Missy handle school? How did the family find the right facilities, coaches, and support network? The story that Missy, and her parents, share inside is both inspiring and heartwarming, explaining how she became both a legendary athlete and a happy and confident woman, something they accomplished by doing things their own way and making the right choices for their family, which includes Missy’s faith journey, something she writes about with inspirational candor. Including the highs, the tough moments, and everything in-between, Relentless Spirit tells the story of a woman—and a family—full of love, heart, faith, and resilience.
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