You say: "It's impossible" God says: All things are possible (Luke 18:27) You say: "I'm too tired" God says: I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30) You say: "Nobody really loves me" God says: I love you (John 3:16 & John 3:34) You say: "I can't go on" God says: My grace is sufficient (II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15) You say: "I can't figure things out" God says: I will direct your steps (Proverbs 3:5-6) You say: "I can't do it" God says: You can do all things (Philippians 4:13) You say: "I'm not able" God says: I am able (II Corinthians 9:8) You say: "It's not worth it" God says: It will be worth it (Roman 8:28) You say: "I can't forgive myself" God says: I forgive you (I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1) You say: "I can't manage" God says: I will supply all your needs (Philippians 4:19) You say: "I'm afraid" God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear (II Timothy 1:7) You say: "I'm always worried and frustrated" God says: Cast all your cares on me (I Peter 5:7) You say: "I'm not smart enough" God says: I give you wisdom (I Corinthians 1:30) You say: "I feel all alone" God says: I will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5)
Thanks to TC for sending this to me.
As you know, another swim coach has taken his own life.
Don't leave your family, friends, and swimmers wondering what they could have done to prevent this.
It looks like the Associated Press is finding out what we've known all along:
The Women's Sports Foundation cranks out bogus stats and expects John Q. Public to accept them without question.
This is what Eric McErlain had to say:
Here's the bottom line: the WSF study is unreliable and their public release is intellectual dishonesty of the worst sort, especially since the consequences of their advocacy means the continued elimination of so many athletic opportunities because of their whitewashing of Title IX's proportionality requirement.
Visit Saving Sports for the details here. This info would be damaging to the folks at the WSF, if Public ever gets a chance to see it.
Title IX reformers aren't opposed to the notion that men and women should have equal opportunities in all areas of education. I've never heard someone from our "side" of this issue make such a ridiculous statement.
Rather, we're driven to change the way the law is interpreted and enforced.
Radical feminists, on the other hand, have worked hand-in-hand with organizations like the WSF to turn Title IX into something it was never intended to be - a way to exact revenge for past inequities by increasing women athletes' opportunities at the expense of their male counterparts.
I still can't help but wonder what twisted logic can possibly lead them to believe they're doing the right thing!
How can they defend the fact that universities throughout country have swimming pools that are home to women-only swim teams?
Read a recent position paper by Allison Kasic and Kimberly Schuld called Title IX and Athletics: A Primerhere.
Read an article by Cristina Hoff Sommers called The Case against Title Nining the Scienceshere.
Leon's busy trying to win $10,000 this weekend in Sharkathon 2008. All he has to do is drag in a 10+ foot shark at Padre Island National Seashore. The tournament had been scheduled for September, but was postponed due to Hurricane Ike.
The debris washed up on the beaches is incredible. Read an article about it here.
If he should win the ten grand, that money will come in handy for the doctor bills...