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."
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  • When your life is centered on Christ, no disaster can ever knock you down. Photo: Kristi Overton-Johnson

    Skiing through the rollers of life

    When your life is centered on Christ, no disaster can ever knock you down. Published 9:41 p.m. May 29, 2012 - Comments

     
  • We can live ordinary lives and be ordinary people, or we can be extraordinary instruments in the hands of God. The choice is ours.

    Be crystal for God

    We can live ordinary lives and be ordinary people, or we can be extraordinary instruments in the hands of God. The choice is ours. Published 10:14 a.m. May 23, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Through a simple encounter with a child, the heart of God is revealed.

    A heart like His

    Through a simple encounter with a child, the heart of God is revealed. Published 10:25 a.m. May 17, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Champions aren't people who never fall, they are people who continue to get up time and time again!

    Say "Hit it!" one more time! Getting up after the fall

    Champions aren't people who never fall, they are people who continue to get up time and time again! Published 5:26 p.m. May 2, 2012 - Comments

     
  • People all around us are hungry and cold. Do we invite them in with us so we can all be warm together, or do we lock them out so that we all end up cold?

    Open the door to those less fortunate

    People all around us are hungry and cold. Do we invite them in with us so we can all be warm together, or do we lock them out so that we all end up cold? Published 4:33 p.m. April 12, 2012 - Comments

     
  • I started to complain to God, “Lord, I just want to get out to our event and be apart of what you are doing in In His Wakes.” God had other plans.

    Making each day count according to God's plan

    I started to complain to God, “Lord, I just want to get out to our event and be apart of what you are doing in In His Wakes.” God had other plans. Published 10:59 a.m. April 3, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Ever feel like you are in over your head? Never fear, God is always near.

    Don't understand His ways? Trust His heart.

    Ever feel like you are in over your head? Never fear, God is always near. Published 7:11 p.m. March 30, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Ever feel like your situation is hopeless?  Refuse to let negative words and hopeless thoughts keep you from experiencing the blessings God has for you today!

    Remaining positive when faced with adversity: Never say never

    Ever feel like your situation is hopeless? Refuse to let negative words and hopeless thoughts keep you from experiencing the blessings God has for you today! Published 9:54 a.m. March 18, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Ever feel like a lost sheep? It's time to find your way.

    Lost your way? We need faith's Shepherd to guide us

    Ever feel like a lost sheep? It's time to find your way. Published 2:05 p.m. March 13, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Did you ever feel like you are in a rut or fighting an uphill battle? Maybe you need to make sure your feet are on the right path.

    Fighting an uphill battle? Consider your ways

    Did you ever feel like you are in a rut or fighting an uphill battle? Maybe you need to make sure your feet are on the right path. Published 9:48 a.m. March 6, 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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