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How did LSU baseball coach Skip Bertman win 5 National Championships?

    It's a well-known fact among baseball fans around the country that LSU's Skip Bertman is one of the winningest baseball coaches in college sports history.

    How he got there is an intriguing story that involves " The Power of Positive Thinking," a knack for recruiting great players, and an extraordinary level of attention to detail. To motivate his players to victory he often told them:

    " 𝘈𝘯𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘷𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘦, 𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘳𝘦, 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘶𝘱𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵, 𝘢𝘣𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵, 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴."

    Skip's 12 "Secrets to Success" are revealed in the...

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Church Reform


Catholic Church reform
plan unveiled in award-winning book

     There's no doubt the Catholic Church has lots of room for improvement.     Theologians and others who have the Church's best interests at heart have been saying this for a very long time.

     One such theologian is John Wijngaards, who is revealing his 10-part plan for Church reform in his new book titled "𝘛𝘦𝘯 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘊𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘙𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮: 𝘔𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘪𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘊𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘤 𝘗𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴𝘵." The book is theologically sound, and recently was named "Best Book by a Small Publisher," awarded by the Catholic Media Assn. (Two years earlier, Wijngaards won the same award for another of his books,...

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Motivation/ Inspiration


‘Pistol Pete’s’ profound message to LSU ball players

    "Pistol Pete" Maravich was invited to give a motivational talk to Coach Dale Brown's LSU basketball team before a big game sometime in the mid-1980s.

    It turned out not to be the talk Coach Brown and the players were expecting of this basketball superstar, who had played for LSU from 1967 to 1970.

    First, Pete ticked off all his worldly accomplishments: College All-American, led  the nation in scoring, biggest pro contract in NBA history,...

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Biographies


Vietnam War hero Hugh Thompson heads for court to testify against Lt. William Calley and others accused of war crimes in the infamous My Lai Massacre. This photo was taken on Nov. 23, 1970, and the massacre occurred on March 16, 1968. Thompson's story, titled The Forgotten Hero of My Lai, is one of many biographies available from the publisher at www.acadianhouse.com/biographies....

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