Tags: Trusting God

Trusting God With “What’s Next?” Podcast

Today, we’ll tackle the question “What’s next?” For Diego Gutierrez, it was a matter of trusting God for the next step in his life following retirement from Major League Soccer. We’ll also hear from Tommy Maxwell who played in Super Bowl V with the Baltimore Colts. And you won’t want to miss our visit with…

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The Influence of Mom

The influence a mom can have can last for generations. Gwen Diaz, Mother to Braves outfielder Matt Diaz will help us understand why trusting God and spending time in prayer were key to her role as a mom.

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Trusting Gods Plan

Trust is a difficult concept to grasp. It is even harder when the chips are down. I remember the second time I made it through Qualifying School for the LPGA Tour. I had shot 83 the first day, and the prospects of keeping my card on Tour weren’t looking very bright. After much prayer and…

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Throwing in the Kneepads

It had been a long trip. Ten days in Switzerland with eight volleyball matches down and one to go. After playing eleven years of competitive sports, for the first time ever I was “riding the pine.” Not only did I sit the bench, I was the only player who had not played the entire trip….

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Hidden Fears

John Matuszak was a 6-foot-8, 280-pound football player for the Oakland Raiders. His public image was that of a havoc-wreaking, heavy-drinking, hard-hitting player who was as much a threat off the field as on. Friends, however, knew “Tooz,” as he was called, as a 280-pound puppy dog just begging to be stroked. According to Los…

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Keep Jumping

Often God reveals to me magnificent truths through my family. Such was the case a few years ago with my oldest son, Grayson. He is the future extreme biker of the family and in a word, fearless. At the age of 3 he would jump off our foyer steps into my arms. Never sensing that I was…

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When God Asks the Question

While playing with the Washington Freedom in the United Soccer Association, I tried to bring my best to everything I did. That was my approach in every game, every practice, every chapel, and every encounter with family and friends. You never know when it’s going to be your last day at the stadium. This was…

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Trusting In God

During the closing prayer of our pre-game chapel before an MLS game in my last season, our chaplain asked God to give our team the supernatural power to know which way the ball was going while we were on the field. Initially, I shrugged off this prayer and did not put much faith in God’s…

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Are You Superstitious?

Baseball players are often superstitious. They become involved in all kinds of odd behavior in the belief that it will help them play better. When Babe Ruth ran in from the outfield, he always stepped on second base just for good luck. Willie Mays kicked it for the same reason. Manager Leo Durocher rode in…

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Give It All To God

In April 1994, I traveled to Boston, Massachusetts, for the Boston Marathon. I had won this prestigious event the previous 4 years, and I was more excited than ever to be returning to this race. Three days before the marathon, I went out to eat with several people at a local restaurant. The next morning,…

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