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49ers Send Team Chaplain To Meet With Prospect Before Drafting Him

Thirty two players achieved a dream last night and found a new job in the National Football League being selected in the first round. The San Francisco 49ers were the most active team, making a trade to...

NEW PODCAST: NFL Linebackers Sam and Emmanuel Acho

Sam and Emmanuel Acho are brothers who played together in college at the University of Texas and achieved their dream of making it to the NFL. Sam was selected in the 4th round of the 2011...

Daily Devotional – Friday April 28, 2017

“If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And...

Ministry Using Sports To Tackle “Fatherless” Epidemic

One of the goals of the new Sports Spectrum is to highlight local ministries doing awesome work through sports. Today we feature Idols Aside Ministries as told by their co-founder Becky Wright. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On April 6, 2017 in...

Carson Wentz — One Year Later

The following article is featured in the latest edition of Sports Spectrum. To get a full subscription to the magazine, including it's online content, click here to subscribe. No Longer Under The Radar By Becky York On April 28, 2016, the...

Throwback Thursday: October 1993, John Smoltz

Many current sports fans will recognize John Smoltz as a television personality and regular analyst on the MLB network and Fox Sports. Most will also remember him as a member of one of the...

Daily Devotional – Thursday April 27, 2017

Expect Big Things Are you facing a difficult time? Sickness? Injury? Loss of someone in your life? God wants us to cry out to Him in our times of heartache. Nothing is too little to...

2017 NFL Draft Needs For All 32 Teams

Thursday Night, all eyes turn to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the 2017 NFL Draft takes aim at the city of brotherly love. Here are our team needs for every NFL club.  Cleveland Browns -- 2016 Record:...

Soccer in Heaven

Soccer in Heaven By Jon Ackerman I bought a size 1 soccer ball last month for my son's first birthday. It's a bit retro looking in that each panel is a different color – black, white,...

ESPN Broadcaster After Being Laid Off: “At times like these it’s best to remember...

Wednesday was a very tough day for many ESPN employees who were told they no longer have jobs. https://twitter.com/richarddeitsch/status/857208111656034305 Included in the list of layoffs was ESPN college football analyst and co-host of the ESPN Radio...
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Increase Story of the Week: Matt Holliday

The Bible advises us to seek wise mentors to pour into us and help guide us: "And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will...

Daily Devotional – Wednesday April 26, 2017

“People can tame all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish,  but no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison.  Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father,...

Former Cardinals Pitcher Rededicates His Life To God After Being Stranded In the Middle...

Former pitcher Chris Carpenter won 144 games in his Major League Baseball career. In 2005, he was the best pitcher in baseball and received the National League Cy Young Award after winning 21 games....

Daily Devotional – Tuesday April 25, 2017

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18 In Everything Give Thanks This past week I had some type of stomach bug that really took...

Family Sends NFL Wide Receiver Letter After Sitting Behind Him On A Flight

Professional athletes, whether right or wrong, are often scrutinized by the media and the fans for their actions, both on and off the field. Most of the time, it's because of something they did...

Olympic Gold Medalist Says She’s Pregnant With ‘Miracle Baby’

In 2004, Carly Patterson won an Olympic Gold Medal in Athens, Greece as the all-around champion in gymnastics. 13 years later, she's a champion yet again. This time though, the trophy isn't a Gold...

Daily Devotional – Monday April 24, 2017

“I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” - Luke 15:7 Time To...

Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 2)

Ethan Chapman’s dream to make it to the Big League level hasn’t happened yet. This past Winter, Ethan signed to play 2017 in the Mexican League (AAA level) with the Vaqueros Union Laguna club...

NEW PODCAST: Former LSU Goalkeeper and NY Times Bestselling Author Mo Isom

Mo Isom's story is one that you will not soon forget. She is wife, a mother, a speaker and the author of the New York Times Bestseller "WRECK MY LIFE: Journeying from Broken to...

Daily Devotional – Friday April 21, 2017

“…upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18 (KJV) No Dunks Allowed The 2013 NBA Finals provided one of the most profound defensive plays...

Youth Ministry Helping Kids in Inner City Camden, NJ

One of the goals of the new Sports Spectrum is to highlight local ministries doing awesome work through sports. Today we feature UrbanPromise as told by their founder and president, Bruce Main ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- “I was pretty suspicious...

Throwback Thursday: May/June 1992, David Robinson

Read in-depth about David Robinson's faith journey during his basketball career in this 1992 Sports Spectrum article. Often considered one of the greatest centers in collegiate and NBA history, "The Admiral" started to take...

Daily Devotional – Thursday April 20, 2017

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." - Galatians 6:9 Harvest Time During the 2007 baseball season, starting pitcher...

The Aaron Hernandez Tragedy Did Not Have To End This Way

It Didn't Have to End This Way by Daniel Matthews “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and...
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Increase Story of the Week: Chris Davis

Everyone makes mistakes, but it can be especially damaging when a pro athlete slips up. Watch how Chris Davis learned firsthand about the power of God's forgiveness after his own professional blunder.

Daily Devotional – Wednesday April 19, 2017

"And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.” - 2 Timothy 2:5 Obey the Rules On April 21, 1980, Cuban-American runner Rosie Ruiz completed the Boston Marathon with...

Daily Devotional – Tuesday April 18, 2017

“I say, ‘You are “gods;” you are all children of the Most High. But you will die like mere mortals and fall like every other ruler.’ Rise up, O God, and judge the earth,...

Daily Devotional – Monday April 17, 2017

“But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in...

Daily Devotional – Sunday April 16, 2017

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come...

NEW PODCAST: Former NFL Defensive Back Derwin Gray

Derwin Gray is a former defensive back, who played 5 seasons in the NFL with the Colts and Panthers. He's also the Pastor of Transformation Church near Charlotte, North Carolina. In this episode, Derwin shares...