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 lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:28-29) By now, you’ve probably heard the tragic news of Aaron Hernandez’s suicide early Wednesday...
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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.
"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 a women’s record time of 2:31:56. However, some things seemed out of the ordinary. In the early stages of the race, no one saw her...
“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, for all the nations belong to you.” — Psalms 82:6-8 We Are God’s Offspring When God created Adam and Eve and placed them in the garden...
“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 you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.” -...
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 and see the place where he lay. (Matthew 28:5-6 NIV) HE IS RISEN You probably know R.A. Dickey as the journeyman pitcher that has found great success...
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 his story of growing up without a Dad, making it to the NFL and an encounter he has with a teammate known as "The Naked...
“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.” John 15:4 NASCAR Trinity – Part I It might be a stretch, but follow with me as we go on a three-day journey. Until I moved to Charlotte, N.C., I was never...
An Audience of One: The faith that drives Carson Wentz by Cody Benjamin It’s February 2015 in Fargo, North Dakota. Tucked inside a local IHOP, momentarily shielded from the brisk Midwestern air and inevitably closer to the smell of made-to-order pancakes, is Carson Wentz. He isn’t hard to miss, at least to the Bison football fans that will later stumble upon the restaurant,...
Twenty-two years ago, in the age of cut-off T-shirts and a senior Bush presidency, Steve Stenstrom was one more NFL hopeful. As a record-breaking starting quarterback for Stanford, Stenstrom became best friends with Stanford receiver Justin Armour. Read how Stenstrom and Armour strengthened their faith, friendship, and football prowess in the December 1994 Sports Spectrum article below. Both Stenstrom and Armour went...