Devotional of the Week: Entering ‘The Zone’

"Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, 'Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.' So he...

Devotional of the Week: Selfish or Selfless

After losing to the New Orleans Saints on Oct. 26, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy decided to make a defensive change. He called outside linebacker Clay Matthews into his office...

High Performance

God opened a remarkable door for Chip Smith 27 years ago that radically changed his life and transformed athletic training in the United States. More than four years before the fall of the Soviet Union—mere weeks before President Reagan’s famous “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” speech on June 12, 1987—Smith spent three weeks in Moscow gleaning training secrets at the Soviet Sports Institute...

Unexpected Platform

Sitting in a Target parking lot near Clearview Mall in New Orleans, Benjamin Watson opened the Notes app on his phone and wrote something that would end up touching America...

The Life of a Prince

Fourth-year star cornerback Prince Amukamara is a prince for several reasons. First, “Prince” really is his name—it’s not an overconfident moniker he adopted. Second, Amukamara really is a prince...

Devoted

Andy Dalton has been described by teammates as tough, gritty and solid. But now, as Dalton plays in his fourth season as the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback, he gets to add another description to his name—father. He and his wife Jordan had their first child, Noah, on July 1, 2014, before the start of the 2014-15 NFL season...

Video of the Week: Justin Forsett – My Story (by The Increase)

Ever feel like you're doing all the right things, but still getting "picked over"? Justin Forsett's life tells that story, and how he experienced God in the process. (Produced by The Increase)

Around The Net: Ryan Clark

During a 2007 game against the Denver Broncos, NFL free safety Ryan Clark had to be rushed to the hospital. Clark, who had suffered from sickle cell trait since his childhood, had endured a splenic infraction, which is common in high altitudes for those with sickle cell. He had to have both his spleen and gallbladder removed, which resulted in losing 30 pounds...

Unpackin’ It: Interview with Bobby Bowden

BRYCE JOHNSON: What area of your faith has grown the most as you’ve gotten older and stepped away from football? Bobby Bowden:  The older I have gotten, it seems the more faith I have. It hasn’t diminished. The faith I had as a child has grown and grown and grown. I have faith in God and my Savior is Christ. I’m a Christian...

Under the Radar

Pittsburgh Steelers fans didn’t find Will Johnson’s rushing stats impressive through his first 11 games this season. Two attempts, 0 yards. Or his receiving stats for...

Ben Utecht: Why the Mind Matters

"Are you ever afraid, Ben?” the reporter asks. He doesn’t answer right away. How could he not be afraid? What would it be like to have...

From the Archives: Aiming to Please

After a long, hot day of practice at the University of Florida, Steve Spurrier is the first one off the field. He has made it his custom to lead the way into the press barrage. Spurrier steps to the sidelines and is assaulted with television cameras and tape recorders. "Nothin' too exciting happened today, nothin' too disappointing happened," he reported one afternoon early in the season, "just another day out in the sunshine. What else y'all wanna know?"

Another Angle: Whisper of truth

I tried to enter complete solitude. It was a Saturday morning, and I had just finished a cup of coffee—my third, I think. I walked...

Journey of Discovery

Rashad Jennings sits inside his New Jersey home across the Hudson River. Two days before, he rushed for a career-high 176 yards in the New York Giants’ 30-17 victory against the Houston Texans in Week 3. He dedicated the game to his father, Albert Jennings, a double amputee who lost his legs to diabetes. Jennings looks down at his blank piece of paper, silent and reflective. Here he is, the starting running back for the New York Giants, in the biggest city in the country...
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