Jerry DeWitt entered the ministry when he was 17, launching a 25-year career as a Pentecostal preacher. He traveled all around his home state of Louisiana, preaching and ministering wherever he could. All these years later, DeWitt, 42, is still on the road, and now takes his message all over the United States. But the nature of that message, along with his audience, has changed dramatically.
My heart was pounding so hard, it felt as if it were trying to break free from my body. I couldn't breathe. I felt dizzy and feverish, and my eyes stung from all of the sweat dripping into them.
When I didn't get my cookie, I almost started crying. No, this didn't happen when I was 5, 10 or even 15 years old. It was this past Christmas on an airplane bound for my home in New York, and I'm pretty sure this is the most embarrassing sentence I have ever typed. It's not as if I'm normally some sort of slavering baked goods fiend (though I do love those Biscoff on Delta. Pro tip: Ask for a lime wedge to squeeze on them) or an especially nervous air passenger. I fly frequently enough to earn medallion status, know all the tricks for zipping through security lines bearing various challenging food products and am rattled not by pockets of turbulence.
It was at San Francisco's Olympic Club that "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, world heavyweight champion and to many the man who took boxing from a brawl to an art, trained and coached.
Pop Warner, the first national youth sport organization to implement concussion rules, is changing its rules regarding football practices. The first rule change limits the amount of contact drills, such as one-on-one blocking, tackling and scrimmaging to 40 minutes per practice, or no more than a third of the total weekly practice time. Pop Warner already caps practice at 2 hours a day, 3 days a week during the regular season.
Whether you can take a vacation or not, you can always rely on the weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day to offer up books you can escape with. This summer's slate of beach (or relaxing-locale-of-your-choice) reads include debuts from fresh voices as well as the return of familiar favorites.
A person might think that a job as a food editor entails downing metric tons of beluga caviar and silver-plated Big Gulps of vintage Krug Champagne at lunch (Double Big Gulp at dinner) seven days a week. That person would be wrong - for the most part.
London is bracing itself for a deluge of sporting egos as the best athletes in the world descend on the British capital for the Olympic Games. But an hour away, in the sleepy town of Newmarket, Suffolk, the biggest diva of all has already landed.
Obama's immigration policy a shell game, says Ruben Navarrette a CNN contributor and a nationally syndicated columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group.
Why middle class has taken a big hit, explains Dean Baker, an economist and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
Talk back to your doctor, says Amitai Etzioni, professor of international relations and director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at George Washington University.
Jeb vs. Grover: Battle for GOP's soul.