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Tim Tebow Stays Hot, Homers Again for St. Lucie Mets

Tim Tebow continues to impress since being called up to the St. Lucie Mets. On Sunday, he homered for the fourth time to help the Mets beat the Florida Fire Frogs 3-2 in Kissimmee, Florida. WATCH:  https://twitter.com/EmbersToAsh/status/889252673832222721 “I...

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins Says Faith Drove Decision To Turn Down $53 Million Deal

Earlier this week, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins turned down a new long-term deal including $53 million in guaranteed money, opting instead for the franchise tag, which means he could become a free-agent next March. The...

Yankees Aaron Judge Gives Fan a Lifetime Memory

Aaron Judge has taken the 2017 baseball world by storm. Coming into play on Friday, the New York Yankees rookie leads the American League with 30 home runs, is hitting .312 and has driven in...

THE INCREASE: Dependency Lived Out – Brandon Boykin

There’s honor in standing up for what you believe in, even when it’s not the popular thing to do. The world may not want to hear the name of Jesus, they may be too...

NEW PODCAST: Alfred Morris, Dallas Cowboys Running Back

Alfred Morris is an NFL running back. In 2016, he was with the Dallas Cowboys as a backup to rookie sensation Ezekiel Elliott. Prior to that, he played 4 seasons with the Washington Redskins as...

Daily Devotional – Friday July 21, 2017

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33 (NIV) Be An Encourager The...

NFL Quarterback Dan Orlovsky Agrees To Deal With Rams

Quarterback Dan Orlovsky has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams. The 33 year-old has played 12 seasons in the NFL with 4 different teams (Lions, Texans, Colts, and Buccaneers),  the last...

THE INCREASE: Driven to Serve – Adam Wainwright

*The Roberto Clemente Award is an annual award given in recognition to an MLB player who best represents the game through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.* I...

Raiders QB Derek Carr Says It’s Super Bowl or Bust

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr loves Jesus. He's not shy about sharing his faith and consistently uses his platform as an NFL quarterback to point people back to God. https://twitter.com/derekcarrqb/status/864858099840032768 He's also a very talented football...

Rockies Pitcher Returns to Baseball After Cancer Treatment

Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis has taken his first few steps in beating testicular cancer and returning to pitch in the Big Leagues. Last Friday, pitching with the Hartford Yard Goats (Class AA), Chad pitched 2...

Daily Devotional – Thursday July 20, 2017

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” 1 Timothy 2:14 Have No Fear Every...

Throwback Thursday: Jim Gills, September 1991

Jim who? Don't worry, we hadn't heard of him either. But we could see why we needed to when we stumbled upon this 1991 Sports Spectrum article. Both at the time of the article and in...

THE INCREASE: A Better Message – Don Davis

Recently I went on a vision trip to the Dominican Republic (DR) with International Justice Mission (IJM). The mission of IJM is to “Rescue thousands, protect millions, and prove that justice for the poor...
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Increase Story of the Week: Jon Kitna

Jon Kitna went from a drinking, womanizing, hard-partier in college to a committed Christian within a matter of weeks. Watch how his faith has affected Kitna's life, both in the NFL and personally, and...

Daily Devotional – Wednesday July 19, 2017

“Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” - John 13:35 Stick to Sports Often times, professional athletes and popular figures in the sports world will go to social media...

THE INCREASE: In Step With The Spirit – Steven Souza

Why is it uncomfortable for many believers to talk about the Holy Spirit? The Bible talks about it over and over again, but it’s a subject that we all too often pass over. We...

Jackie Robinson’s Faith in God Detailed In New Book

Jackie Robinson is an American icon. The man that broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball has been dead for almost 45 years, and yet his legacy and his legend live on forever in...

NEW PODCAST: Ethan Chapman, Minor League Baseball Player

Ethan Chapman was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 30th round of the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft. He played his college baseball at Cal State San Bernadino, a Division 2 school, and set...

Daily Devotional – Tuesday July 18, 2017

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you...

THE INCREASE: External Motivation – Chris Maragos

Jesus is everything to me. Everything starts, ends, and revolves around who He is, what He’s done, and what He’s still doing. My worth, satisfaction, joy, peace, comfort, and ultimately my salvation are direct...

Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 11)

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. Off...

Daily Devotional – Monday July 17, 2017

“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;”...

THE INCREASE: The Business of Life-Change – Adam LaRoche

Back in college, I became a huge fan of the show Duck Commander. I had a great Duck Commander hat that I wore often but within the first week of my rookie year with...

THE INCREASE: Not Ashamed To Speak Up – Demario Davis

Ever since college, I’ve had a heart to speak publicly. I remember when a motivational speaker came to the classroom one day, I was inspired to impact others as he did. Later on when...

Daily Devotional – Friday July 14, 2017

“God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” —2 Corinthians 5:21 Jesus the Elder Brother From the beginning of creation, God planned...

Tim Tebow Hits Walk-Off Home Run

Tim Tebow continues to amaze in his venture as a professional baseball player. On Thursday Night, Tebow hit a walk-off home run to lead the St. Lucie Mets to a 5-4 win over the Daytona...

THE INCREASE: Be Coachable – Matt Forte

Throughout my football career, my favorite coach—the one who impacted me the most—was my father. Throughout little league and high school, the way my father coached me left an impression on me that will...

Honoring God Through Fishing

 I get a serious rush of adrenaline when the drag on my reel starts peeling off line from a big fish. Whether it's a 9-foot sailfish off the coast of Guatemala or a peacock...

Daily Devotional – Thursday July 13, 2017

“Better is open rebuke than love that is concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.” - Proverbs 27:5-6 Precious Wounds These Proverbs speak of the need for truth-telling...

Throwback Thursday: Betsy King, November 1989

Betsy King was the Queen of Golf from the late '80s to the early '90s. Between 1984 and 1989, she racked up more wins than any pro golfer, male or female, in the world. With...