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pastoral running

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Kent Shaffer delivers seven quick biblical lessons about running. That doesn't necessarily mean that great runners turn out to be great ministers or vice versa. But at least there are interesting guidelines for people engaged in both fields.

Alternatives to Halloween

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Mary Fairchild lists 10 Christian Alternatives to Halloween . The most sporting suggestion is to organize a skate party at a local skate park or arena. The most protestant suggestion is to have Reformation Day parties. Dress up as your favorite Reformation character, play games maybe some trivia challenges.

Trinity Laterals

Maybe you think Trinity is incomprehensible, but what Trinity University came up with in this SCAC title game is definitely unbelievable. The players themselves cannot but kneel down after that touchdown to pray.

John DeFendis blessed by God

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John DeFendis will be inducted into the WBBG Hall of Fame for his contributions to the fitness industries. David Robson spoke with John on the eve of his induction and they discussed his life as one of the world's best bodybuilder's and top personal trainers. Here you'll find the divine highlights: On workout "It was those seemingly endless moments in the gym that were responsible for the person that I have become: one that truly respects life, our God (probably because I was blessed to live through those moments), our journey and the legacy that we will leave behind." On lifesaving "My mother had some serious health problems and also weighed over 300 pounds. At 16 years of age I helped her and she lost over 180 pounds. It was a defining moment in my life. It was God's message to me. God was giving me the ticket to my mission in life, which was to help others to become healthier, and to live a better quality of life." On secrets "What are t

God at the World Series

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An Online Newshour about Poet Karen Zaborowski Duffy who has been a high school English teacher for 20 years. She's been a Philadelphia Phillies fan for even longer. Although her beloved team is not in this year's World Series, she shares a poem about being at the event years ago with her daughter, starting: "Even God, I think, is here, so high up in the stands..." via

Floyd Mayweather Jr Thanks God

WBC world welterweight champion "Pretty Boy" Floyd Mayweather will meet British icon and world junior welterweight champion Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton in "UNDEFEATED", for the world welterweight championship on Saturday, December 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, USA."First of all, I want to thank God... I think we’re going to do a hell of a job with this fight against Ricky Hatton on December 8." read more | digg story

Sporting TopVerses

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TopVerses.com is a new online tool that lets you search the Bible by keyword and sorts the results by verse popularity. The most sporting Bible Verse , 1 Corinthians 9:24, unfortunately just ranks 1135 out of 31,101 verses. That's a oxymoron because it says: "Don't you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run like that, that you may win." via

How NOT to promote Christianity

Sam Alipour features an in-depth interview on Paul Byrd's struggle to walk with God. Yard Barker believes Paul Byrd's buying drugs while trying to walk with Jesus as a major league ballplayer does not promote Christianity. Is there a heavenly pardon for steroid abuse? - With sports bloggers there is none!

DeShawn's New Tattoo

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Great fuss about DeShawn's New Tattoo. Gilbert Arenas assesses: "That's the name you represent. When you're done in the NBA it's still your uniform: this is who you are, this is your time and your place." So now thus says the Lord , he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine." But, hey, that's just about given names. Mr. Stevenson better had DeShawn tatooed to his back. via

Egotistical Football Coach

Watch this Real Men Of Genius spoof - "Mr. Overconservative, Egotistical Football Coach": The 4th quarter is reserved for Houston Nutt as time to bite his fingernails and say a prayer that the other team's kicker would choke. via

MLB Trinity

Kevin Youkilis, David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez became the second trio in the history of postseason play to hit back-to-back-to-back homers. Ortiz is the one raising his hands to thank the heavens. via

praying for domain names

Athlete Nightly has created a list of the Top 25 Sports Blogs by the Numbers and prays: "And for God Sakes, Kissing Suzy Kolber , 100% injury rate , and Blue Gray Sky get your own domain name."

Church vs. Football

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This is featured by Cartoon Blog , a British based blog, so I think it's about soccer.

hype it up

PlayersPrayers now is a proud member of The BallHype Community: Ballhype Blog Rankings

When Yoga Hurts

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From Pamela Paul's article " When Yoga Hurts " you can learn some interesting facts: - Yoga was not invented as a sport but a way of spirituality. - Nowadays Yoga Classes are sold as Fitness Boosters. - Yoga won't enhance your physical fitness. - Today's Yoga has totally lost its original spiritual meaning. So basically Yoga seems to be a waste of time. lrcyoga is a yogi that focuses on the chance of getting hurt while practicing Yoga.

Cardiovascular Bible Training

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Mary Fairchild posted a review of the GoBible : "My very favorite feature of the GoBible is the 'Hear in a Year' program. It's a 'Bible in a Year' listening plan that takes you through the entire Bible in 365 days. I really enjoy listening to the Bible while I walk for exercise. In fact, I've been listening on my iPod for about a year now. But the one draw back is there's no real system for keeping track of my progress through the Bible, and I have felt like I was just wandering through the Word aimlessly. However, now that I have the GoBible's daily program, it's so easy to stay on task while I walk. Each daily segment is divided into 12-15 minutes of listening and incorporates a variety of passages from both the Old and New Testament. Having this simple method to track my progress is a real motivator, both for listening and walking!"

Preparing for Halloween

The Sports Frog found out that the body of George Gipp, the Notre Dame football player who inspired the rallying cry "Win one for the Gipper," was exhumed recently for DNA testing in his Upper Peninsula hometown. Listing "The Golden Dome, Touchdown Jesus and now digging up the dead." they think 16:26 (Vor einer Stunde)Notre Dame will do anything to win.

Journey Into the Mind of a Sports Blogger

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To find out more about who sports bloggers are and what motivates them, Ballhype asked bloggers to fill out an online survey . 135 surveys were completed July 23 – 28, 2007, providing a great set of data points with which to work, especially considering sports bloggers comprise a relatively small segment of bloggers as a whole. Like any other bloggers sports bloggers first of all are blog readers. John Karalis from RedsArmy says: "I'm online all day long... and I'm always just checking back in to see if anything has popped. Thank God for the RSS feed." Morgan admits: "I normally write my blog while I'm at work, so I’m pretty much stealing from my boss." That's the way Basketball God's Diaries come into being. Erin , next time I'd love to learn a little more about sports bloggers' religious affiliations as well. Thanks.

Kakà wins FIFPro World Player of the Year

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Kakà has been voted the FIFPro World Player of the Year by 5,500 football players associated at the FIFPro (Federation International des Footballeurs). The award ceremony took place yesterday at the AC Milan's Milanello Training Complex, Italy. Yes, Kakà, the greatest ever , is the soccer player that belongs to Jesus .

Custom Domain Transfer

This weekend PlayersPrayers will be switched to what Google calls Custom Domain . That process will take most of the weekend because all the DNS servers of the whole internet need to be updated. But it's worth the time. Next week you'll be able to reach this blog via playersprayers.com directly. Feedburner will be updated when everything else works. Sorry for the inconvenience of the days coming.

Peter/McCline Final Press Conference Quotes

Samuel Peter: “I have been blessed already in my life. My Lord has been good to me. Now let’s do this in the ring come Saturday night.” Jameel McCline: “This fight was not supposed to happen for me because of my knee injury [against Valuev]. But God brought this to me. It’s in his hands.” via SecondsOut