NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, now formerly of the New York Jets, has tweeted a passage from Proverbs about trusting God in the wake of his release from the sports franchise.
"Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight," reads Tebow's only comment about the release so far.
Tim Tebow is no longer on the New York Jets, the team announced on Monday.
Tebow, 25, went from being a starting quarterback who led the Denver Broncos to a playoff run in 2012 to being signed on with the Jets last March where he was mostly utilized for special teams options. While Tebow only completed eight pass attempts, six completions, 32 rushes and 102 yards with no touchdowns for the Jets, head coach Rex Ryan released a statement speaking about the team's appreciation for the 25-year-old who became the third string QB for the team.
"We have a great deal of respect for Tim Tebow," Ryan said in a statement obtained by ESPN. "Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped. Tim is an extremely hard worker, evident by the shape he came back in this offseason. We wish him the best moving forward." more >>
While I'm often accused of finding Prolife messages behind every tree, it can't be denied that 42 brings an inherent message of courage, compassion and composure that prevailed in the lives of Jackie and Rae Robinson as well as Dodgers Manager Branch Rickey. These same principles are needed so much in the ongoing heated moral debates of our time.
While the skin color and racism devil is somewhat subdued today, it still rears its ugly head. Then we are also contending with moral questions surrounding the sanctity of natural life and marriage. This "three headed monster" of racism, anti-procreative liberty and sexual perversion has crept into our lives with the intent of leading us further astray.
This is why the movie 42 is so inspiring; and the themes of racial unity, nonviolence, marital fidelity and Christianity are so very refreshing. They apply to our present day struggles while they stir our hearts and rouse our conscience. more >>
Chris Wright, the 23-year-old guard, made history when he signed on with the Dallas Mavericks as the first player in the NBA with multiple sclerosis last month. Although he was later waived by the team, the budding guard spoke to The Christian Post about God blessing him through adversity.
Wright was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis last year while playing in the Turkish Basketball League on the team Olin Edime. The District of Columbia native told The Christian Post about his experience with the disease that attacks the central nervous system and even caused paralysis in some people.
While running sprints in practice last year, Wright described completely losing sensation in his foot. The next day, the whole right side of his body went numb. more >>
Florida Governor Rick Scott will honor New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow for being a "Great Floridian" during a ceremony on Friday.
Tebow, a former Heisman Trophy winner who helped the University of Florida Gators win two national championships, will receive the award at the Clubhouse at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, NBC Miami reported.
The award, which is given to a minimum of two people each year, is "designed to recognize and record the achievements of Floridians, living and deceased, who have made major contributions to the progress and welfare of this state," according to the Florida statute that established the Great Floridians Program. more >>
In a press conference held Tuesday, professional PGA tour golfer Bubba Watson became teary-eyed while discussing the green jacket he received during the 2012 Masters Tournament, one of the four major championships in professional golf due to take place this weekend in Augusta, Ga.
Watson was speaking with the media at a pre-Masters press conference on Tuesday at the Augusta National Golf Club when a reporter asked him what is the most interesting thing he did with his green jacket, the traditional trophy of the Masters championship.
The professional golfer and pronounced Christian, who has not been afraid to express his emotions in the past, began to tear up when he remembered that the first thing he did with his coveted green jacket after his 2012 win was wrap his adopted son, Caleb, in it. more >>