Champion's Heart

Kristi’s passion to encourage the weary and broken-hearted has increased. With her column she hopes to expand her message of hope. "I have seen first-hand the impact a word of encouragement can have in the life of an individual," she writes.

 

"There is tremendous power in reminding people that they are special, their life has purpose and that there is hope no matter how grim the situation may seem. It is my heart’s desire to encourage people through activities like water sports, through my passions of writing and speaking, and through the act of love."
Entries
  • God has a plan, and you can know it if you stop and listen. Photo: Mon Cheri Cupcake (Flickr)

    God knows what you need

    God has a plan, and you can know it if you stop and listen. Published 10:20 p.m. June 29, 2013 - Comments

     
  • How often during the day do our mouths spew out stinky, rotten words that cause us to choke and leave a stench for all to smell?

    Goose poop eatin' puppy

    How often during the day do our mouths spew out stinky, rotten words that cause us to choke and leave a stench for all to smell? Published 9:11 p.m. April 27, 2013 - Comments

     
  • Know yourself, child of God. Trust Him, and know that His purpose for you is much greater than your personal agenda and desires.

    Know yourself, trust God

    Know yourself, child of God. Trust Him, and know that His purpose for you is much greater than your personal agenda and desires. Published 11:38 a.m. April 6, 2013 - Comments

     
  • If you want to pass through the refiner's fire, expect to feel the flames. Endure, and you'll emerge stronger and perfected.

    Seeking Christ in Prayer: Refined by fire

    If you want to pass through the refiner's fire, expect to feel the flames. Endure, and you'll emerge stronger and perfected. Published 6:59 p.m. March 30, 2013 - Comments

     
  • It's hard to be green, and unhealthy if you aren't a frog. But like a splotch of sin on the soul, it can be healed from within and without.

    Going green in the wrong place

    It's hard to be green, and unhealthy if you aren't a frog. But like a splotch of sin on the soul, it can be healed from within and without. Published 7:49 p.m. January 24, 2013 - Comments

     
  • Like Bilbo Baggins, we can sit comfortably at home, or we can take a leap of faith and set out on an adventure. Choose the adventure!

    2013: The year of adventure

    Like Bilbo Baggins, we can sit comfortably at home, or we can take a leap of faith and set out on an adventure. Choose the adventure! Published 5:50 p.m. December 31, 2012 - Comments

     
  • The loss of a child is a tragedy few of us can imagine, but after the shock and the grief, we have to live. Here's how some people have survived and triumphed in the face of impossible tragedy.

    After Newtown: Fighting through tragedy, conquering grief

    The loss of a child is a tragedy few of us can imagine, but after the shock and the grief, we have to live. Here's how some people have survived and triumphed in the face of impossible tragedy. Published 1:08 p.m. December 19, 2012 - Comments

     
  • We all have good reasons not to succeed, or even to try. Victory is success in the face of challenges, and the inner voice telling us to quit can be the biggest challenge of all.

    Overcoming discouragement, feeling like a king

    We all have good reasons not to succeed, or even to try. Victory is success in the face of challenges, and the inner voice telling us to quit can be the biggest challenge of all. Published 8:40 p.m. December 15, 2012 - Comments

     
  • If you always practice under perfect conditions, what happens when you have to compete in the real world?

    Victory in the rough

    If you always practice under perfect conditions, what happens when you have to compete in the real world? Published 10:52 a.m. December 1, 2012 - Comments

     
  • God wants us to be joyful, but in the midst of suffering, what do we have to rejoice about?

    Does God have a gift for you

    God wants us to be joyful, but in the midst of suffering, what do we have to rejoice about? Published 3:14 p.m. November 17, 2012 - Comments

     
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Kristi Overton-Johnson

Kristi Overton-Johnson

 

As a professional water skier for over 20 years and the World Record Holder in women’s slalom from 1992-2010, Kristi Overton Johnson has taken to the waters of the world with passion and perseverance. Kristi began her waterskiing career ...
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As a professional water skier for over 20 years and the World Record Holder in women’s slalom from 1992-2010, Kristi Overton Johnson has taken to the waters of the world with passion and perseverance. Kristi began her waterskiing career at the age of 4 and turned professional at 13. For 15 years, Kristi dominated women’s slalom, accumulating 80 professional wins and capturing more number one world rankings than any other female skier in history.
Before retiring from professional sports, Kristi founded a non-profit water sports ministry In His Wakes. Since its inception, In His Wakes has touched the lives of over 10,000 at-risk youth across the nation and internationally. This unique ministry brings hope, healing and encouragement through the avenue of water sports and through the message of God's love.
For years, Kristi has travelled nationally and internationally as a faith-based motivational speaker encouraging people through her life experiences as an athlete, wife, mother and ministry leader. Kristi also ministers through song and through her gift as a writer. In Running the Course, her first book, she wrote about her experiences as a top professional athlete and how through faith she found purpose for her life. 
Although Kristi is committed to helping others achieve their God-given destinies, she realizes that her first priority is her family. Kristi has been married to best friend Tim Johnson since 1994. Tim and Kristi have three children, the youngest of which were both adopted from Russia in 2004. They reside in North Florida where they raise their family and serve their community through Kristi Overton Johnson Ministries

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