Just a few great moments from America’s stellar and record-breaking performances at the 2016 Rio Olympics. All photos are from Getty Images.
Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time with 23 gold medals, 3 silver, and 2 bronze.
Katie Ledecky is making a name for herself as a world record setter and breaker, and won more medals than any other woman at the Rio Games.
Simone Manuel became the first African-American to win a gold in Olympic swimming, with a win in the 100 meter.
Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kochian, and Gabby Douglas soared to worldwide attention and victory in women’s gymnastics.
The American men’s and women’s teams won both 4 x 400 meter track & field relays, with English Gardener and Tori Bowie starring.
Ashton Eaton became best all around athlete by winning the decathlon.
America ended up with the most medals, 121: 46 gold, 37 silver, 38 bronze.
Photos from a family trip to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Imagine the Patriot army living in these huts through weeks of bitter winter.
We are blessed to have the heritage of courage, sacrifice and liberty that we do in the USA, and we remember and thank God for those who gave so we could have it. May we cherish and protect what they fought for.
Here’s a post I did on a visit to the Natural History Museum a few weeks back. It was so neat to see the animals as they lived with no human interference. Just them in the places God provided for them.
What I liked best was the dioramas, with realistic life-sized animals before a painted background of their habitat. These are North American Mammals.
That is actually a live Emperor Scorpion :O
Now, the Hall of African Mammals.
And last, a few gems (literally 😉 ) from the Gem and Mineral section of the museum.
This is a mammoth from the nearby Tar Pits museum.
And a family of Saber-toothed Tigers, from the same place.
Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.
~ Genesis 1:31a ~
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,
~ 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 ~