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Soften My Hardened Heart

In today's Increase video professional pitcher Mark Appel shares about his struggle to have faith in the midst of unexpected circumstances. Find out what it took for this 2013 #1 draft pick's hardened heart to...

Wednesday February 22, 2017 – Daily Devotional

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of...

Tuesday February 21, 2017 – Daily Devotional

"He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.” – Proverbs 15:32 Pay Attention to Discipline It wasn’t easy as a 13-year-old to be yelled at. It wasn’t easy to have to do...

Buddy Hield’s Crazy Weekend

What a wild and crazy weekend it has been for Buddy Hield. First, the rookie from Oklahoma scored 28 points in front of his hometown crowd in New Orleans at Friday Night's NBA Rising Stars Challenge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwQgpJ7IlBM 2...

Monday February 20, 2017 – Daily Devotional

“Do everything without complaining or arguing.” Philippians 2:14 Bad Call “Hey, Ref! That was a bad call. Can’t you see?” “That was a foul! Blow your whistle.” “Travel? I didn’t travel. And I didn’t step out...

Andrew McCutchen talks about the 2016 Off-Season: Players Tribune

This off season has been a trial of wondering for Pittsburgh Pirate star and former NL MVP, Andrew McCutchen. In December, there were rumors that he'd been traded to the Nationals. As the saga drew...
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Jamal Murray and Buddy Hield light it up for World Team

Denver Nugget rookie and native Canadian, Jamal Murray won the 2017 Rising Stars Challenge MVP Award. Murray led the World Team to victory with 36 points, 27 in the second half, and 11 assists. He also...

Featured: Steady Influence

Seattle Mariners outfielder Seth Smith has come to realize that God desires us to glorify Him no matter what life’s circumstances bring.

Featured: On Top of His Game

Buddy Hield won nearly every major award a college basketball player could win, but his faith, not newfound national fame, is what continues to drive him and prepare him for the NBA.

Featured: Taking One for the Team

After taking a year off to help his brother start a church, FC Dallas soccer player Ryan Hollingshead learned the true meaning of perseverance.

In the Huddle: Bind the Strong Man

This year in the Bengals’ chapel we’ve been looking at 125 questions that Jesus asked in the New Testament. One of them was, “How can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off...

Featured: Living Water to Haiti

Located in the center of the Caribbean is the beautiful island of Haiti. In the entire western hemisphere there may not be another nation that has experienced as much calamity. From cannibalism to the...

Unpackin’ It: NFL network analyst Daniel Jeremiah discussing sharing his faith

Bryce Johnson is the host of the nationally syndicated faith-based sports radio show, UNPACKIN’ it, where he interviews intriguing people from the sports and entertainment world about sports, faith and life. This is an...

Featured: This City Came Together

On August 12th, 2016, rain began to fall on Baton Rouge, Louisiana. There was nothing unusual about it at first. But before long the situation took on a much more ominous look. “I remember the...

MLB Closeup: Cody Allen

Cleveland Indians closer Cody Allen has relied on his faith to keep him grounded and handle the failures that pro athletes face.

MLB Closeup: Yan Gomes

Despite injuries and demotions, Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes has remained positive because he sees the big picture.

MLB Closeup: Chris Coghlan

Chris Coghlan went from the bottom to the top of the world, but his ascension to the top happened before he helped the Cubs win the World Series.

MLB Closeup: Ben Zobrist

World Series MVP Ben Zobrist didn’t start his career in an electrifying way, but the 11-year veteran’s last few years have been one for the record books.

The Bartman Affect

The Chicago Cubs are World Series champs after more than 100 years of frustration. It’s a joyous time in the Windy City, and in baseball, as well. With the World Series victory came many sentimental stories...

Around the Net: U.S. swimmer gives ‘all glory to God’ in historic win

Sometimes something as small as a touch of an underwater wall can send significant ripples into multiple areas of life. This is the case of Simone Manuel — Olympic swimmer for the United States. Last Thursday, on...

From the Archives: Allyson Felix

As U.S. Olympian and track and field sprinter Allyson Felix prepares for her several competitions in Rio de Janeiro this weekend and into next week, she may think back to her disappointment eight years ago in Beijing...
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Video of the Week: Former Olympian Shawn Johnson reflects on identity (I Am Second)

Entering the 2008 Beijing Olympics, U.S. gymnast Shawn Johnson — much like Simone Biles this year — was the favorite to win four gold medals for Team USA. The newspapers said it, the fans expected it and Johnson told herself that she needed it. She quickly became defined by her sport and performance...

Devotional of the Week: God’s Power in Us

The sooner we realize that true power doesn’t come from ourselves but from God, the sooner God’s true power will be shown through us...

Faith in God fuels U.S. women’s gymnastics in Rio

Beyond shared athletic interests and abilities, three of the women on the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team — Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez — also share something deeper...

Track-and-Field Closeup: Felicia Brown

For most athletes who ascend to the top of their sport, it would be easy for them to assume their purpose on Earth was to be the best at that particular discipline. Felicia Brown isn’t like most athletes, though...
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Around the Net: Olympic diving duo directs praise back to Christ

For two of the best divers in the world — David Boudia and Steele Johnson — winning the gold won't be their top priority in Rio de Janeiro.

Around the Net: Liberty University Truck Series driver sets new rookie record

If Camping World Truck Series driver William Byron doesn't slow down soon, his number of race wins may surpass his age.

From the Archives: In the Clear

Life for professional baseball players isn't as easy as it may seem — especially for those with families at home. Astros pitcher Collin McHugh is no stranger to this truth.
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Video of the Week: Pro Bowl WR finds clarity through Christ (The Increase Stories)

On a flight from Denver to Atlanta, Brandon Marshall, now-wide receiver for the New York Jets, pulled out his Bible and began to read. Seeing this, the lady seated next to Marshall questioned him about his Christian faith. She noticed hesitation in his voice and responded with one simple piece of advice: "Pray for clarity."

Devotional of the Week: Through Christ Who Strengthens Me

“I know both how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content — whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:12-13