Showing posts from June, 2021

Carl Nassib comes out as Christian

The biggest sports news of the day is that Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib came out as gay as the first active NFL player: The timing for this announcement is very appropriate as the NFL and the world at large are observing pride month. But Carl has professed other personal things on his Instagram in the past. In December 2020 he shared a Christmas greeting: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Carl Nassib (@carlnassib) In June of 2020, Carl confessed to being a God-father, which in the Christian tradition means, he takes charge of the spiritual well-being of a little person. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Carl Nassib (@carlnassib) In April 2020, Carl’s birthday happened to coincide with Easter. The feast of resurrection is so important to the defensive end that he mentions it in his birthday post: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Carl Nassib (@carlnassib) In August 2019, Car

International Day of Yoga

June 21 is the International Day of Yoga. Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. During the global COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations picked the  2021 Theme: Yoga for well-being . If you’ve been stressed by disconnecting through social distancing, maybe the integration of body and mind that yoga promotes may be good for you. sports books | spirituality books

PlayersPrayers is back

It's been 10 years since we decided to suspend PlayersPrayers. A lot has happened since. Our three kids have established themselves in their own sports: swimming, MMA, and baseball. But most recently, the global COVID-19 pandemic has driven followers of sports and spirituality more to the screens. I recently attend my first in-person professional sporting event in over 18 months. We have begun to attend in-person church again. In our area poeple are going back to church and stadium. The intersection of sports and spirituality remains alive and well, and PlayersPrayers is back to shed some light on it. We remain open to all faiths and sports with an international perspective. Our platform may adjust. For now, Blogger is around and working, as are Twitter and and Youtube. All these channels will receive significant updates in the coming weeks. Stay tuned! PlayersPrayers is back! Please leave a comment about what you would like to see here in the future. sports books | spirituality b