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  • Super Bowl: Players address battle with pride

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Friday, February 03, 2017 (one year ago)

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    HOUSTON (BP) -- They work at a job where millions of people watch them. They are cheered, admired, lauded and pampered. People recognize them, hound them for autographs and care what they have to say.

    Welcome to life in the NFL -- or in any professional sport, for that matter -- where the very nature of the job can easily lend itself to pride or arrogance for those who aren't careful.

    For Christian athletes, pride can be a serious temptation and a nemesis that has to be fought. Read More

  • Patriots' Solder shares lessons from son's cancer battle

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Wednesday, February 01, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Tim Ellsworth
    HOUSTON (BP) -- Nate Solder remembers the most painful car ride of his life. It took place after a radiologist had first looked at scans from Solder's 3-month-old son Hudson.

    "They directed us to the children's hospital, and they didn't give us a whole lot of direction of what that meant," said Solder, a tackle for the New England Patriots. "So we're driving Hudson to the hospital, and he's laughing and being playful in his car seat as we're driving, and my wife and I cried the entire way. Read More