The Increase


    Football

    THE INCREASE: Matt Forte - Expanding the Game of Football

    Recently, I was privileged to have been asked by the NFL to represent them as an ambassador to London. Looking to expand the game of football and talk to brands...

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    THE INCREASE: Justin Simmons - He's in My Circle

    Often I’ll travel back to my small hometown in Florida to speak to groups in schools or at events, and almost every time I do, I am asked, “How is...

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    Baseball

    THE INCREASE: Mark Mitchell - Instant Gratification

    “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” — Psalm 27:14 I hate to wait. My image of hell is that of spending an eternity...

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    THE INCREASE: Luke Weaver - Keeping Eyes Upward

    When things are going well, it’s sometimes easier to stay positive and be optimistic about the future God has for you. When things aren’t going so well, it takes an...

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    THE INCREASE: Jordan Matthews - Expanding My View

    If I don’t spend time in solitude with God each morning, my whole day is off. Each morning I wake up at 5 a.m., take a few minutes to come...

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    Football

    THE INCREASE: Tress Way - So Much Excitement

    A few months before my wife and I met, I had just gotten back from a missions trip to Haiti with the University of Oklahoma football team and the girls’...

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    Baseball

    THE INCREASE: Adam LaRoche - Critical Mission

    I love baseball. For me, it’s always been more than just a game; baseball has always opened up a world of opportunities, connections and relationships. When I played on the...

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    THE INCREASE: Terry Evans - Set Your Mind

    “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were...

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    Football

    THE INCREASE: Kelvin Beachum - Pick a Direction

    As training camp approaches, it’s clear the excitement is palpable. The season is about to start, there is the excitement of spending time with teammates after an offseason away from...

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    Baseball

    THE INCREASE: Matthew Boyd - Complete Reliance

    The only way to live life to the fullest is to live in complete reliance on the One who gave us life to live. Through the good times and the...

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    Football

    THE INCREASE: Demario Davis - A Shift of Focus

    Heading into training camp this season, I’m re-shifting my focus to be on making disciples. That’s what we’ve been called to do in the Great Commission, isn’t it? The mission...

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    Soccer

    THE INCREASE: Ryan Hollingshead - My Platform

    As a Christ-follower in the world of professional athletics, specifically professional soccer in the MLS, I often hear people talk about my “platform.” We have all heard this before, but...

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    THE INCREASE: Jerry Birch - Willing to Suffer

    “For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for Him.” — Philippians 1:29 What are your passions...

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    Football

    THE INCREASE: Jordan Matthews - Peace for Today

    It was unfortunate that I injured my hamstring during training camp this season, but it’s all part of the game. When you are one of the new guys on a...

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    THE INCREASE: Tress Way - My Journey to the NFL

    When I first entered the NFL in 2013, I began as an undrafted punter, signed by the Bears and then cut by the Bears at the end of preseason. I...

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    THE INCREASE: Adam LaRoche - Kingdom Minded

    In a few weeks, my 16-year-old son, Drake, and I will be taking a trip to Peru to join a group called Help One Now. It is a Christian organization focusing...

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    Football

    THE INCREASE: Chris Maragos - In Step with the Spirit

    “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” — Galatians 5:25 There are so many demands on life: work, family, kids. But for me, there’s...

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    Football

    THE INCREASE: Reza Zadeh - Reveal the Distractions

    “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He...

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    THE INCREASE: Trey Burton - Reshaping the Norm

    I grew up in a family where high anxiety was the norm. I didn’t realize it at the time, but now as I think back on some of the conversations I...

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    Baseball

    THE INCREASE: Daniel Norris - Today's Challenge

    It’s safe to say that this season has not gone for me as I had planned it would. It’s tough being in rehab because I have so much extra time...

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