Daily Devotional – Thursday June 1, 2017

“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.” —Romans 15:4 Hearing the...

THE INCREASE: Now’s the Time – Don Kelly

It was the fifth game in the playoff series of 2011 when I, a utility player for the Detroit Tigers, was about to step into an opportunity of a lifetime. In the very first inning...
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Increase Story of the Week: Clayton and Ellen Kershaw

Hear the Kershaw's story of why they formed Kershaw's Challenge, an international charitable foundation with an orphanage in Zambia.   "People get the wrong idea about Christianity sometimes, and have pre-conceived notions about what that is...

Prison Ministry Uses Softball As A Way to Share Gospel With Inmates

Sports Spectrum believes in highlighting local ministries doing awesome work through sports. Today we feature Deacons Prison Ministry as told by Rob Maaddi, who serves in the ministry and is also the host of Faith On The...

Daily Devotional – Wednesday May 31, 2017

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” –Colossians 3:17 DO IT ALL I grew up a baseball...

THE INCREASE: All Things Epic – Tyler Clutts

Recently, a friend of mine and I started a digital radio show called All Things Epic. Each week we are highlighting the epic things that people are doing within our community, whether it’s community...

NEW PODCAST: Phoenix Suns Jared Dudley

Jared Dudley is a forward on the Phoenix Suns. He just finished his 10th NBA season and has averaged 8.3 points over his career. A second-team All-American for Boston College, Jared was the 2007 ACC...

Daily Devotional – Tuesday May 30, 2017

"Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” - Ephesians 5:1-2 Be Imitators Growing up, I imitated tons of people. I wanted...

Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 6)

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...

Austin, Texas Baseball Program Transforming Lives of Inner City Youth

Sports Spectrum believes in highlighting local ministries doing awesome work through sports. Today we feature RBI Austin as told by their Director and Founder Matt Price ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Coach, have you ever been to that strip club?”  We were driving home...

Daily Devotional – Monday May 29, 2017

“But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father's hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and I will...

Former NFL Coach Says He Was Hours From Death When A Miracle Happened

Sam Wyche is the former head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He led the 1989 Bengals to the AFC Title and a trip to Super Bowl XXIII. Wyche and his...

NEW PODCAST: David Nelson, Former NFL and Florida Gators Wide Receiver

David Nelson won 2 National Championships at the University of Florida and caught touchdown passes from Tim Tebow. He was undrafted in 2010 and signed a free agent contract with Buffalo. His NFL career...

THE INCREASE: Leaning In – Trey Burton

Before this past season began my wife Yesenia and I started talking and praying together about what God wanted from us this year. We prayed consistently, knowing that we have a much more important...

Daily Devotional – Friday May 26, 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...

THE INCREASE: Where True Hope Lies – Mark Appel

It feels great to finally be healthy, back on a team, and competing again. We’re in the full swing of the season now and I’m really thankful for where I am. We’ve only been together...

Throwback Thursday: Andre Thornton, May 1991

Before reading this story, you may want to grab a box of tissues. In October 1977, Cleveland Indians slugger Andre Thornton had it made: having just completed a successful season where he hit 28...

Cavs J.R. Smith Happy To Have His Daughter Home After Being Born 5 Months...

J.R. Smith was selected 18th overall in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Hornets. His professional basketball journey has taken him from New Orleans to Denver to New York and now currently, with the Cleveland Cavaliers,...

Daily Devotional – Thursday May 25, 2017

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” - 2 Corinthians 12:9 The Power of Weakness I remember the first time I went hiking. To say I was unprepared for the...
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Increase Story of the Week: Matt Carpenter

Baseball was one of those things that came easily to Matt Carpenter. A standout All-American infielder in high school, he imagined dominating his years in collegiate baseball before getting signed by a major league...

NFL Running Back Wins “Dancing With The Stars”

Rashad Jennings is an NFL running back. After playing the last three seasons with the New York Giants, Jennings finds himself without a job ... an NFL job that is. While he still hopes...

Daily Devotional – Wednesday May 24, 2017

"He must become greater. I must become less." - John 3:30 The Increase Five years ago, I began a wonderful tradition of going on baseball stadium tours with a few friends of mine. Our first trip...

Former Panthers Safety Tre Boston Says God Clearly Directed His Steps To Sign With...

In 3 seasons with the Carolina Panthers, Tre Boston played in 5 postseason games, including the Super Bowl 50 loss to the Denver Broncos. He was the starting safety in 10 of the team's 16...

Daily Devotional – Tuesday May 23, 2017

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” - Ephesians 6:11 Battle Equipment During the majority of my baseball “career” (as short as it was) I...

Celtics Guard Avery Bradley Honors Late Mother With Every Shot He Takes

Coming into Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday, the Boston Celtics looked like they were done. In Game 2 against the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston was embarrassed on their home...

Daily Devotional – Monday May 22, 2017

“For who will heed you in this matter. But as his part is who goes down to the battle, so shall his part be who stays by the supplies; They shall share alike.”  -...

Nashville Predators Mike Fisher is Shining On and Off the Ice

Mike Fisher hasn't scored a single goal during the playoffs. The Nashville Predators' center hasn't even recorded an assist. Yet, the team is two games away from its first Stanley Cup finals appearance largely...

NEW PODCAST: Scott Lehman, IN HIS GRIP GOLF

Scott Lehman is the founder of In His Grip Golf  and the author of More Than A Game: Finding Life’s Answers Through Golf.  Scott's goal and mission is to introduce men to Jesus Christ through...

Daily Devotional – Friday May 19, 2017

“So David inquired of the Lord, saying, ‘Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?’ And He answered him, ‘Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.’ - 1...

Diary of a Minor League Baseball Player (Part 5)

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...