Tags: prayer

Strength and Conditioning

There was a time when conditioning was not a huge priority in professional sports. In major league baseball, for instance, even the fundamental purpose for spring training has changed dramatically because the importance of conditioning has intensified. Years ago, players would travel to Florida or Arizona for the purpose of playing their way into shape…

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When Prayers Go Unanswered Podcast

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Have you ever sent an important email or a letter only to receive no response? There are times when our prayer life can feel that way! On Sports Spectrum, All-Pro Dad’s Darrin Gray and Montana State Women’s Basketball Coach, Tricia Binford, discuss what to do when it feels like your prayers are hitting a wall…

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When Prayers Go Unanswered

On November 14, 1970, an event took place that shook the world of college sports and continues to impact many today. It was the plane crash that took the lives of the entire Marshall University football team, most of the coaches, and many of the civic leaders of Marshall’s hometown of Huntington, West Virginia. Being…

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Mind Games

A study was released last week that no doubt got the attention of football people at every level—high school, college, and professional football alike. The report said that there had been a 9.5 percent drop in participation in Pop Warner football. Pop Warner has been a football-based teaching ground for youngsters age 5-16 dating back…

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Praying to Win

We hear it often in post-game interviews in almost every sport. “I was just praying that I’d make that field goal . . . we really needed a win.” Or, “That last pit stop was really crucial . . . I was just praying my guys would get us to the front for this win.”…

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A Different Game

My wife and I are currently in Australia where I have a couple of weeks of teaching assignments, and I once again have the opportunity (or challenge) to try and understand Australian Rules Football, or “Footy” as it is called down under. There is definitely more “foot” in Footy than there is in American football…

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Perseverance and Prayer

In a matter of days, major league baseball spring training camps will begin springing to life. Pitchers and catchers will report first, of course, followed by the position players and, with that, the marathon begins. No other sport anywhere in the world plays as many games over as long a period of time as the…

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Fourth and Goal

It’s the fourth quarter. The game is tied. You are out of timeouts. It’s fourth and goal on your opponent’s 12-yard line. This is the time when you have to perform. The game is on the line and this one play will likely determine the outcome of the game. For some quarterbacks, this is the…

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Desperate Times

Going into Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race, the Pure Michigan 400, there were 6 drivers fighting it out for, basically, the one remaining spot in NASCAR’s version of the playoffs—the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Hugely successful drivers like Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, and Carl Edwards are in the mix, and the fact is that…

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Anxious Moments

This past Sunday night, I was in Melbourne, Australia, where I had been doing some Bible teaching. That night, the New Zealand All Blacks played against France in the finals of the Rugby World Cup—the most significant rugby competition in the world. What spiced up the evening even more was that several of us watched…

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