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Monday, August 08, 2016

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  • Olympics: Swimmer wins gold, shares source of happiness

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Monday, August 08, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo courtesy of Bold Action Media
    RIO DE JANEIRO (BP) -- Take a close look at Caeleb Dressel during some of his swimming competitions, and you'll notice a Scripture reference written across his face.

    The reference changes with each event, and he hasn't yet worn the references at the Olympics, but a favorite one for the 19-year-old is Isaiah 40:31: "but those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles...." Read More

  • Olympics: Faith, support steadies archer's focus

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Monday, August 08, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo courtesy of USA Archery
    RIO DE JANEIRO (BP) -- Mackenzie Brown showed enough promise as an archer that she moved to the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., as a teenager.

    That proved to be a difficult experience that required a lot of extra maturity, and Brown relied on the Lord to help her through those times.

    "That was kind of a culture shock for me," Brown, now 21, told Baptist Press. "It definitely put me through a couple of rough patches where my faith wasn't as strong, but I always came back. God always found me and pulled me out every time. I thank Him every day for it." Read More

  • Sexual inactivity among young adults studied

    by David Roach, posted Monday, August 08, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- People born in the 1990s are less likely to be sexually active in young adulthood than were their counterparts born in the three previous decades, according to research published this month in the Archives of Sexual Behavior.

    Analysts are divided on whether the data indicates a rise in intentional commitment to chastity. Read More

  • Advocates aim to give porn the tobacco treatment

    by Evan Wilt/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, August 08, 2016 (one year ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- As more research links pornography to psychological and physiological damage, advocates hope it will soon generate the same national antipathy as smoking cigarettes. Read More

  • Olympics: Cancer, Rio & hope

    by Tim Ellsworth , posted Monday, August 08, 2016 (one year ago)

    While covering the Olympics in Rio for Baptist Press, Tim Ellsworth shares about the worst phone call of his life that came less than a month before the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Pray for your child's teacher

    by Shane Pruitt, posted Monday, August 08, 2016 (one year ago)

    Enhance your children's school year by praying for their teachers, Shane Pruitt writes. "If we take the time to intentionally pray for our teachers, we'll have an impact on how efficiently the school year will go for our children, the teacher and the entire atmosphere of the classroom," Pruitt, director of missions for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, notes. Read More