33: Thanks to a Tumor
Scott Hamilton had an incredible figure-skating career. But backflips on ice weren't his only challenge. Hear how God sustained Scott through the death of his mother, cancer, and a tumor that had more to do with his success than you might think.
Most Recent EpisodesScott Hamilton had an incredible figure-skating career. But backflips on ice weren't his only challenge. Hear how God sustained Scott through the death of his mother, cancer, and a tumor that had more to do with his success than you might think.Season 5 is delayed until at least Fall of 2021. Until then, you can catch up on past episodes and soon a bonus episode with figure skater Scott Hamilton!Her daughter Sophie couldn't survive outside the womb. Lindsay R. Dennis had months to prepare for the grief. So she and her husband celebrated Sophie's short life while they could. But they couldn't prepare for going through it all ... again."My life is over." That's what Herman Mendoza thought as he raised his arms in surrender. The police had his house surrounded. A once powerful drug lord, Herman now faced life in prison. And that's exactly what he would find there.After she was date-raped and had an abortion, Molly S. White was pregnant with triplets. But wanting to give birth, the result was death. It was in the midst of sin and struggle that Molly found new life and new hope.LaMorris and Megan Crawford came from two different worlds. He was from the South Side of Chicago, she was from rural Indiana. When Megan met LaMorris at a Christian college, she fell in love. Her parents did not. The problem? He was black.Dr. Mark D. McDonough was burned alive, lost his brother and mother, was awake during surgery, and watched his sons' friend die from gunshot wounds, among other tragedies in his life. And yet he trusts God. How?Bob Fu wanted to become a communist leader. Instead, after becoming a Christian, he would lead an underground, theological training center in China and end up in prison along with his wife.
Kim Anthony knows something about finding hope in the face of unfavorable odds. Born to teenage parents, Kim grew up in a rough part of town in Richmond VA. At the age of seven, she was taught how to roll marijuana joints. She remembers believing that having such skills would earn her the love and acceptance she was longing for.
She also remembers watching Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comăneci on TV and thinking to herself “I could do that.”
And she did. At the age of 18, Kim became the first African American to receive a full gymnastics scholarship to UCLA. She would go on to be a four time national gymnastics champion and a six time All-American. She would eventually find her way into the UCLA Hall of Fame.
Since her time as a college athlete, Kim has worked for ESPN and NBC Sports. She and her husband Corwin have served on the staff of Athletes In Action, a part of Cru.
Now with her podcast Unfavorable Odds, Kim introduces us to other men and women who faced trials and challenges in life, and who have learned to find hope, joy and victory by trusting in Jesus and following Him.
Kim’s hope is that with each new episode of Unfavorable Odds, listeners will be encouraged to find their strength in Jesus in the midst of every obstacle they face. As we learn to depend on Him, we find that there is no such thing as genuinely unfavorable odds.