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A Road Map For Deepening Our Catholic Faith...

January 9, 2010

 If you are like most people, it is very likely you have made at least one New Year's resolution to kick off 2010.  The typical list may include losing weight, quitting smoking, drinking less and exercising more.  Sound familiar?  But,...

A Christmas Rebellion?

December 30, 2009

As we continue through the wonderful 12 days of Christmas, columnist Randy Hain reflects on the days leading up to the celebration of Christ's birth this year in the wider marketplace. An interesting read! Were your experiences similar to his?...

New Mission Territory

December 3, 2009

Look around after Mass or observe the folks attending ministry meetings and parish events and ask yourself: "Where are all the young adults?" According to the Fast Facts on Young Adults page listed on the USCCB website, the Church defines...

Land Mines In The Job Search

November 2, 2009

I am an observer.  People fascinate me and I enjoy listening to their stories, challenges and triumphs.  As the Managing Partner of Bell Oaks Executive Search, I have interviewed and spoken with thousands of individuals in career transition over the...

Priorities And A Life Filled With Meaning

October 13, 2009

This is the second half of a talk I gave to the Catholic Business Leaders Breakfast at Sacred Heart Parish on October 9th , 2009.  The first part of the talk was on my conversion into the Catholic Church in...

Yes!

October 3, 2009

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our...

The Need To Have An Interior Life

September 2, 2009

Friends-good morning.  In Eucharistic Adoration this week I read a meditation from In Conversation With God, by Francis Fernandez, which absolutely got my attention.   Here is an excerpt which I hope will resonate with you and make you reflect on...

Straight Talk

August 23, 2009

It is time for a little straight talk about the need for…straight talk.  Over the last several years there has been an alarming increase in “doublespeak”, hidden agendas, political polarization and misrepresentation of the facts by our government.  For the...

Living Examples

August 21, 2009

Friends-good morning.  I came across this passage from In Conversation With God and would like to share it with you.  It really made me stop and reflect this morning and I hope you also find it helpful.  Have a great...

Reflecting On Human Respect

August 6, 2009

I recently read a meditation by Frances Fernandez from In Conversation With God on the topic of human respect which has stirred a lot of reflection and thinking over the last few days.  Do we ever stop to consider how...

Surrender And Strength

July 8, 2009

“Few souls understand what God would accomplish in them if they were to abandon themselves unreservedly to Him and if they were to allow His grace to mold them accordingly.” -- St. Ignatius Loyola What is the connection between surrender...

Because We Love Them So Much

June 26, 2009

My wife and I are blessed with 2 wonderful boys, Alex and Ryan, who are 11 and eight respectively.  The catalyst for this article occurred Wednesday night when we all went to dinner to celebrate my birthday.  We went to...

Vital Leadership Lessons From A Child With Autism

June 20, 2009

I have been leading people since I was a 16 year old in high school working at a restaurant in the town where I grew up.  Leadership has always been a passion for me and after years of study, reading...

The Upside To A Job Search In A...

June 4, 2009

When faced with an opportunity to fundamentally change your life, will you take it?  Many of us want to answer this question with a resounding “yes,” but may think that reality is not attainable. Not necessarily so.  Consider the possibility...

Integration: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

March 12, 2009

This past weekend St. Peter Chanel Church hosted the 1st Annual Atlanta Catholic Business Conference. The Saturday half-day Conference drew over 160 Catholic professionals and business people to hear acclaimed national speakers and authors Dr. Michael Naughton, Dr. Paul Voss...

Dad, Is The Recession Over Yet?

March 1, 2009

My children are a constant source of wisdom and clarity for me.  Our sons are ages 8 and 11, and keenly interested in what’s going on in the world.  We share openly and candidly the current state of politics, the...

A Recession Antidote

February 9, 2009

 I went to the Sacrament of Reconciliation a few days ago with a lot on my mind.  I have been weighted down for the last few months with work stress, concerns about money and a myriad of other issues big...

The Culture Of Life V. Death

February 5, 2009

  I strongly recommend reading an article which appeared on the Catholic Education Resource Center website here: http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/abortion/ab0148.htm.   The piece is well-written and intelligently captures the Culture of Life vs. Death issue in a way that compels us to action. ...

Truth And Beauty: Two Leaders Share Their Conversion...

February 2, 2009

Ed. note: This article was co-written by Chris Findley. As converts to the Catholic Church in the last few years, we have both written and addressed groups about our conversion stories and what led us to the True Faith.  We...

A Commitment To Courage And Love In The...

December 29, 2008

I would like you to join me in a different kind of commitment for next year.  This is the kind of commitment that will cost us something for sure, but the reward is great.  In the coming year let’s make...

Expanding Our Hearts

November 25, 2008

In these difficult times, it can be very challenging to think of others and not just ourselves. Our personal struggles often keep our focus inward and not outward towards our brothers and sisters in Christ.  If these words resonate with...

Bringing All Of You To Work

November 22, 2008

Ed. note: This piece is co-authored by Ron Young.  Have you ever known someone who had a meteoric rise up the corporate ladder, but seemed to lose himself along the way?  Sadly, there are many who fit that bill.  Quite...

Surrogate Gods, Surrogate Parents

November 10, 2008

It is a gross understatement to say that we live in very trying times.  Our country is at war, our economy is a mess, atheists are one of the fastest growing groups in our country and our families are under...

Becoming A Light For Christ…at Work

October 21, 2008

“You are the salt of the earth.  You are the light of the world.  A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.  Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify...

The Fortress

October 8, 2008

When I imagine a fortress, it invokes thoughts of strength, security and protection. The image is comforting, particularly when used in relation to one’s faith. I was speaking with someone I met recently about my faith and learned that he,...

A Journey In Prayer

September 18, 2008

Before I began my RCIA classes in the Fall of 2006, I studied the Catholic faith in earnest.  I tend to intellectualize everything and my first thoughts were to learn everything I could about our faith.  I quickly realized there...

Christ Inspired, Secular Challenged

September 3, 2008

Do you find it challenging to live a balanced Christian life that unites faith, family and work?  Does your Christ-inspired faith sometimes get deflated throughout the course of everyday life?  Many of us feel overwhelmed by the obstacles we face...

Time To Think

August 27, 2008

As busy professionals with compounding responsibilities, isn’t it becoming more and more difficult to find time just to … think? Commiserating with colleagues and friends, we share how our work days are filled with an almost obsessed focus on getting...

Thoughtful Leadership

August 14, 2008

In today’s professional landscape, the term “thought leadership” can be interpreted any number of ways. You see the phrase included in a company’s laundry list of expertise areas, or voiced throughout the course of a strategy meeting. Some business executives...