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U.S. Gymnastics Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas: ‘I Give All The Glory to God’
CNS News ^ | 08/03/2012 | By Michael W. Chapman

Posted on 08/03/2012 5:39:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Gabrielle Douglas won the gold medal in the all-around women’s gymnastics event at the Olympics on Thursday and in a post-win interview said that “all the glory” for her win goes “to God.” She also tweeted her thanks to God, stressing “may I never forget the good things he does for me.”

Gabby Douglas, 16, came in first for the gold medal on Thursday after superior performances on the uneven bars, the balance beam, and the floor exercise mat. This was her second gold medal at the games and she is the first African American woman in Olympics history to win the all-around gymnastics competition.

After her win, Gabby Douglas told NBC, “It is everything I thought it would be; being the Olympic champion, it definitely is an amazing feeling.”

“And I give all the glory to God,” she said. “It's kind of a win-win situation. The glory goes up to Him and the blessings fall down on me.”

On her Twitter account, Douglas has posted numerous Tweets thanking God for His help and expressing her devotion to God.

On Aug. 2, Douglas tweeted, “Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things he does for me.”

On July 31, she tweeted, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

On July 30, she tweeted, “I believe in God. He is the secret of my success. He gives people talent.”

On July 28, Douglas tweeted, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged; for the Lord will be with you wherever you go!”

Back on July 2, she tweeted, “But at the end of the day the glory ALWAYS to God!”

On June 17, she tweeted, “Happy Father’s Day everyone! Enjoy this day and praise God for he has given us wonderful dads:-)”

On June 11, Gabby Douglas tweeted, “Always give God the #glory #ALWAYS!”


TOPICS: Religion; Sports
KEYWORDS: 2012olympics; christians; faith; gabbydouglas; god; london; olympics
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GABRIELLE DOUGLAS, THE FLYING SQUIRREL









1 posted on 08/03/2012 5:39:41 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Amen to that Gabby! We Virginians are proud of you.


2 posted on 08/03/2012 5:42:33 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: SeekAndFind

I knew there was something I liked about that kid.


3 posted on 08/03/2012 5:43:14 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: mkmensinger

She’s just plain adorable! and boy, she CAN fly! Ditto to your comment.


4 posted on 08/03/2012 5:45:19 PM PDT by madison10
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To: SeekAndFind

Bookmark


5 posted on 08/03/2012 5:46:05 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: SeekAndFind

I you take care of Gods work he will take care of yours


6 posted on 08/03/2012 5:49:41 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gabby’s smile electrifies a room. What a wonderful girl, SO proud of her and everything she has accomplished. And boy she can definitely fly, they don’t call her The Flying Squirrel for nothing..she can fly like no one else Ive ever seen


7 posted on 08/03/2012 5:49:41 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SeekAndFind

May all God’s children strive to reach millions with the Gospel.


8 posted on 08/03/2012 5:56:50 PM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: SeekAndFind

God Bless her in all things.

Pray for America


9 posted on 08/03/2012 6:08:45 PM PDT by bray (If you vote for a Communist, what's that make you?)
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To: SeekAndFind

My wife said she heard on TV that she’s home schooled as well. Go figure!


10 posted on 08/03/2012 6:08:48 PM PDT by MCH
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To: MCH

Anagram of USAGold = Douglas


11 posted on 08/03/2012 6:21:49 PM PDT by Selene
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To: SeekAndFind

Last night the DUmmies were fawning over this girl, saying how “wonderful it is to see an African-American young lady succeed in gymnastics”. Their typical patronizing speak. Now that it comes out that she’s a Christian? Oh, I could only imagine the hatred they have for her now.


12 posted on 08/03/2012 6:36:45 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama outraged.


13 posted on 08/03/2012 6:53:14 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: richmwill

She’ll be thrown into the DU Dustheap along with Clarence Thomas and Condoleeza Rice. Not black enough!


14 posted on 08/03/2012 6:55:07 PM PDT by GnL
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To: GnL
Phelps gets a call, but Gabby doesn't ??

zero's the racist ... he hates accomplished blacks.

15 posted on 08/03/2012 7:00:59 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: MCH

Gabby’ s faith impressed my daughter. Praise Him..


16 posted on 08/03/2012 7:08:31 PM PDT by Broker (November... VICTORY or DEATH!!)
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To: knarf

Zero knows that Gabby Douglas has accomplished more in her 17 years than Zero has in his 50.9657.


17 posted on 08/03/2012 7:15:10 PM PDT by GnL
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh! No! The Tim Tebow of the gymnastics world! Groan! The media is not going to like her!


18 posted on 08/03/2012 7:22:39 PM PDT by notaliberal
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh! No! The Tim Tebow of the gymnastics world! Groan! The media is not going to like her!


19 posted on 08/03/2012 7:22:43 PM PDT by notaliberal
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To: GnL

RE: Zero knows that Gabby Douglas has accomplished more in her 17 years than Zero has in his 50.9657.

“You didn’t accomplish that.” (with no apologies to either Barack Obama or Elizabeth Warren)


20 posted on 08/03/2012 7:23:49 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind
She lived and trained 5 miles from me since she was 14. Great to hear!
21 posted on 08/03/2012 7:24:44 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

22 posted on 08/03/2012 7:25:00 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: DarthVader

The father of Gabby Douglas is an Air Force Staff Sgt.

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2012/08/03/gabby-douglas-proud-father-watches-her-win-gold-from-afghanistan/


23 posted on 08/03/2012 7:27:19 PM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: DarthVader

The father of Gabby Douglas is an Air Force Staff Sgt.

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2012/08/03/gabby-douglas-proud-father-watches-her-win-gold-from-afghanistan/


24 posted on 08/03/2012 7:27:51 PM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: knarf

She tweeted that she had talked to the president.

He may not like America, but he loves sports.


25 posted on 08/03/2012 7:36:51 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: SeekAndFind

Anybody want to bet that disgusting POS we call our president will try and horn in on this young lady’s great win? I hope she tells him to go pound sand.


26 posted on 08/03/2012 7:51:05 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: richmwill

how “wonderful it is to see an African-American young lady succeed in gymnastics”.
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Including smug Liberal Costas.


27 posted on 08/03/2012 7:57:23 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys the false idols of the peoples. Be patient, folks...)
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To: richmwill

how “wonderful it is to see an African-American young lady succeed in gymnastics”.
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Including smug Liberal Costas.


28 posted on 08/03/2012 7:57:34 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys the false idols of the peoples. Be patient, folks...)
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To: DFG

http://gymnastics.about.com/od/athletestowatch/p/Gymnast-Gabrielle-Douglas.htm

Personal Info:

Gabrielle Douglas was born on December 31, 1995 to Timothy Douglas and Natalie Hawkins. Her hometown is Virginia Beach, VA, and she started gymnastics in 2002. Douglas has two older sisters – Arielle and Joyelle – and an older brother Johnathan.

Douglas names floor and beam as her favorite events, and goes by the nicknames Gabby and Brie. She is home-schooled, and her favorite subject is English. Douglas enjoys reading and knitting in her free time.


29 posted on 08/03/2012 8:05:48 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: al baby; madison10; mkmensinger; DarthVader
She is also a very gracious winner...

Here she is comforting silver medalist, Victoria Komova of Russia ...


30 posted on 08/03/2012 8:09:19 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

The girl shines on the outside because of the inner joyful radiance she has from her trust in the Lord.


31 posted on 08/03/2012 8:20:43 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: SeekAndFind

Odd that the story didn’t mention she is home schooled by Travis and Missy Parton of West Des Moines, Iowa, who have four daughters of their own.


32 posted on 08/03/2012 8:43:33 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: SeekAndFind

Still think that should have gone to Komova - she had a phenomenal floor routine - was the only one to nail everything.

I expected to see USA second and third, not first and fourth.


33 posted on 08/03/2012 8:44:59 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: SeekAndFind

Class!!


34 posted on 08/03/2012 8:47:56 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: SeekAndFind

Seriously, I just want to put her in my pocket! She is the cutest little thing!!!!!


35 posted on 08/03/2012 9:13:17 PM PDT by mockingbyrd
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To: SeekAndFind

Seriously, I just want to put her in my pocket! She is the cutest little thing!!!!!


36 posted on 08/03/2012 9:13:31 PM PDT by mockingbyrd
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To: mockingbyrd

I’d love to give her a Chick Fil A sammich! Praise to MY BOSS !


37 posted on 08/03/2012 9:17:21 PM PDT by Invictus (I'll never get used to living in the USSA (ununited socialist states of america))
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To: JCBreckenridge

It wasn’t the Floor Exercise competition. That is on Sunday. It was the All Around. Gabby won the whole competition. Komova did out score Gabby on the Floor.


38 posted on 08/03/2012 9:17:38 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: DarthVader

The MSM is now saying, ‘oh no, another Tebow!’


39 posted on 08/03/2012 9:20:21 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: God luvs America

bump: the faith of the Flying Squirrel


40 posted on 08/03/2012 11:06:42 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: petitfour
I normally don't care much for women's gymnastics, but my wife loves it, so I watched. Gabby is like pure liquid. What a pleasure to watch someone compete at such an awesome level. And I did feel somewhat bad for Komova. Both girls were superb.

After Gabby's first performance I even said: "That girl has a Wheaties box cover in her future".

41 posted on 08/04/2012 12:00:24 AM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: boop

Gymnastics is one of my favorite things at the Olympics. I shed a little tear when I watched her receiving her gold medal and played the National Anthem.

With girls like Gabby - our next generation is in good hands!

I also noticed something too. When Michael Phelps was being interviewed by a reporter (don’t remember who it was) - he was asked about how he felt about a personal phone call from the president. Michael didn’t respond to the question, but, instead said something about some sports figure (don’t remember who it was) calling him and how it thrilled him. But, not one word of a response about the squatter-in-chief’s phone call. I took that to mean Michael is voting for Romney! LOL


42 posted on 08/04/2012 12:10:37 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Jedidah
Olympic announcers made sure we knew about Phelps' call, but I guess they were too excited to announce Gaby's.

I'm just being nit picky.

43 posted on 08/04/2012 3:43:28 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Invictus

RE: I’d love to give her a Chick Fil A sammich! Praise to MY BOSS !

Speaking of Chick-Fil-A, if a reporter wants to spoil everything, all he/she has to do is ask Gabby whether she believes marriage is between a man and a woman.

That one question alone will do the trick.


44 posted on 08/04/2012 4:54:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: DarthVader

Her Dad is also a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.


45 posted on 08/04/2012 9:57:13 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: DarthVader

She makes me proud to be an America. What an awesome young lady!


46 posted on 08/04/2012 1:52:09 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: God luvs America

I love her smile. I didn’t know she was a Christian when I first saw her, but I loved her instantly. She really brings tears to my eyes.


47 posted on 08/04/2012 1:55:01 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: SeekAndFind
Fabulous pics! Thanks so much. I haven't followed very closely, so this is fun to see.

Love this quote especially:

“It's kind of a win-win situation. The glory goes up to Him and the blessings fall down on me.”

There's a lot of wisdom in those words!

48 posted on 08/04/2012 2:06:59 PM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It used to be that the Russians would totally dominate women’s gymnastics. I think since the fall of the Iron Curtain between 1989 and 1991, many Russian coaches found better pay in the USA, and as such the quality of female gymnasts in the USA have dramatically improved since then.


49 posted on 08/04/2012 6:42:36 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: SeekAndFind

She has been attending my church while training in West Des Moines. Seems like a really solid kid, beyond her years.


50 posted on 08/04/2012 6:49:40 PM PDT by cspackler (There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don't.)
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