THE INCREASE: A Welcome Distraction – Mark Appel

When I’m not on the baseball field, I still enjoy competing. Whether that’s through games with friends, competitions with my brother, or lining up...

THE INCREASE: Don’t Go At It Alone – Matt Forte

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” — Proverbs 27:17 Our couples’ Bible study has been really great this year. We have a...

THE INCREASE: Living with Enthusiasm – J.J. Hoover

“My heart is steadfast, O God! I will sing and make melody with all my being! Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake...

THE INCREASE: A Victory That Lasts – Jeff Totten

Everyone knows the Nike brand right? We’re all familiar with the iconic swoosh that is represented on countless of athletes’ clothing and sports gear....

THE INCREASE: Only by God – Trey Burton

I’m usually the type of guy who needs to see something to believe it. But sometimes things don’t work out that way. Prayer has been...

THE INCREASE: A Different Mission Field – Adam LaRoche

This past Veterans Day I was able to return to Longview, Texas, for a second year, as I joined Combat Warriors Inc. to celebrate...

My Cause My Cleats: NFL players reveal their causes with custom cleats

When you watch the NFL games this weekend, take a close look at your favorite players' cleats. More than 750 players around the league...

THE INCREASE: Keep the Light On – Demario Davis

“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life...

THE INCREASE: An Answered Prayer – Steven Souza

Before this season started I sat down and prayed that God would surround me with an incredible amount of people who love Jesus. I...

THE INCREASE: Gospel Influence in the NFL – Becky York

Chaplain Tom Lamphere has been ministering to athletes and coaches on the Minnesota Vikings for 24 years. He has seen his fair share of...

THE INCREASE: Confidence to Do Good – C.J. Miles

“Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore; those who are loyal have vanished from the human race. Everyone lies to their neighbor; they...

THE INCREASE: Thankful for Today – Mark Appel

Thanksgiving is definitely a big family event for the Appels. My parents, my brother and I are always together, and we like to invite...

THE INCREASE: The Perfect Thanksgiving – Adam LaRoche

Chaos. Complete chaos is the best way to describe Thanksgiving Day for our family. We typically have zero plans until the week before. We...

THE INCREASE: An Unsinkable Kingdom – Mark Mitchell

“One day Jesus said to His disciples, ‘Let us go over to the other side of the lake.’ So they got into a boat...

THE INCREASE: Beginning to Comprehend – Chris Maragos

We couldn’t be more excited to have welcomed our third child — our daughter, Cambria Rose — into our family on Oct. 16. The whole...