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Sept. 8, 2014 - Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy Died Monday at Age 93. PICTURED: Feb 22, 2005 - Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. - (file photo exact date unknown) TRUETT CATHY, President of Chik-fil-A, Atlanta.  (Credit Image: © Robin Nelson/ZUMA Press)


Truett Cathy, famous founder and chairman of Chick-Fil-A, once said, “If a man can’t manage his own life, he can’t manage a business.” ( Most people will never lead others because they cannot lead themselves. We’ve probably all seen people in our office or workplace who seem real smart and talented but their personal lives, … Continue reading “LEADING YOURSELF”



I was listening to a sermon recently from Dr. John MacArthur, and in the message he spoke to the fact that the modern church is perpetuating adolescence. This really got me to thinking, do I perpetuate adolescence? In my children and in the church I lead do I promote irresponsibility and narcissism? Sadly, I believe … Continue reading “PERPETUATING ADOLESCENCE”

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Teaching your child to ride a bike takes patience. They jump on the bike; you run beside holding on while they pedal. “Keep pedaling. Balance. Eyes ahead,” you say. Then comes the big moment; the moment you let go. At some point if they’re going to learn to ride the bike you have to let … Continue reading “LETTING GO”



Last week I wrote about our need to break down the walls that divide us in the Church and in American society. That got me to thinking this past week about all the ways that mankind is the same and all the things that we have in common. Consider the following: ALL MEN ARE CREATED … Continue reading “THE GOSPEL OF ALL”

black and white


Recently I had a discussion with an African American Pastor friend of mine on the topic of race in our country and in the Church. One of the questions that came out of our discussion is why all the dividing walls? Why do we still choose, in the 21st century in America, to identify ourselves … Continue reading “BREAKING DOWN THE WALLS”