Saturday, August 11, 2012

Never Give UP

Betty Robintson - A Winner

 Poor Betty Robinson. She was originally a silver medal winner in the 4 x 100 meter relay race, but there was no more running in her future when she was in a plane crash in 1931.
It's one thing to be in a plane crash and survive - it's another to be wrongly pronounced dead and then tossed into the trunk of a car.
When the undertaker realized she wasn't dead, they took her to a hospital where she lay in a coma for seven months. After losing the ability to walk, you might assume she'd take some time off, relax a bit, but that isn't Betty Robinson.

She wo-manned up, learned to walk again, and in the 1936 Summer Olympics, she took home a gold medal in the 4 x 100 relay.

 Let us follow her example and when the odds seem against us - - May we never give up!

Hebews 10:2 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith - without wavering, for He is faithful that promised.
Take That Brave Step  by Holley Gerth
It's funny how the biggest, bravest steps in our lives often happen quietly...
When we decide that God's silent whisper is somehow louder than the sound of our heart about to beat out of our chest. When we longingly look back at our comfort zone and say, "I'm going to miss you." When we cross the ocean and burn the ships and we don't yet know what we may find.
Everyone talks about when the Israelites crossed the Red Sea. But that's not the only time God parted the waters for them. On the edge of the Promised Land, they came to the Jordan river. When the priests stepped into the water then it parted. It always takes a step of faith to get to the Promised Land. Always. And if you wait until you're unafraid, you'll never cross.
Go for your Promised Land, friend.
Let nothing hold you back.
Put your feet into that water and feel the dry ground of God's goodness.
You can do this with Him-one step at a time.
"With God all things are possible."
Words of encouragement by Holley Gerth. For more hope and encouragement, visit her blog Heart to Heart with Holley.


  1. amazing story! I never even heard of her but glad you posted about her here.

  2. I never heard of her but what an amazing story.

  3. Awesome story, not one I've heard before. I've enjoyed all the Olympics this year. Such amazing stories of their journeys.

    This sentence: "If you wait until you're unafraid, you will never cross" stood out to me. Sometimes we just have to bundle up our fears and go for it.

  4. The trunk of a car. Wow.

    What a story!

  5. All new to me... How amazing is the spirit of God in His creation? Miracles happen everyday... We just have to put one foot in front of the other on the dry ground that God provides...


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