Wednesday, March 31, 2010

meeting Truett Cathy

Yesterday, we had the incredible opportunity to meet Truett Cathy, the 89 year-old founder of ChicFil-A. As their company used our church building for a conference for their team leaders, we had the pleasure of gleaning a piece of wisdom from this very humble, yet successful business man. ChicFil-A serves chicken to 37 states in 1500 restaurants. Here are some quotes from Truett Cathy:

"Courtesy is very cheap, but it pays great dividends."

"Sometimes success is disguised as hard work."

"If you can conceive it and believe it, you can achieve it."

"Have a lot of 'want to.' I believe you can do anything if you want to."

"If you will help enough people get what they want out of life, you will wind up getting what you want out of life."

"Listen when your children are ready to talk, not when you are ready to talk."

He said he was planning on living to be 100 years old because "very few people die after 100 years old." :)

"Protect your name." Proverbs 22:1 "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches."

"Time is the most valuable gift you can give someone."

Monday, March 22, 2010


Zach's baseball team filmed a commercial for Buffalo's Southwest Cafe. The commercial should air locally before each Braves game! For being in the commercial, all of the players got an all-u-can-eat buffet and a $25 gift card. So, last night, Zach took us to dinner!!

Monday, March 15, 2010


oh my gosh! i am so excited about a stain remover! that is very sad, isn't it!? ok, i am the worst stain remover ever. when my boys were little and i couldn't get a stain out of their clothes, i just threw them away. now they both play baseball, and guess what color their baseball pants are? white :) i have tried everything, but this week, some baseball moms recommended FELS-NAPTHA. it is a 100 year old bar of soap that you find in the laundry aisle and rub on stains. wet the clothes first. rub lots of the soap bar on the stain and wash! i really wish i had a before and after picture. it was amazing!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


The tulips I planted are just peeking out! Yea!!
Come on, springtime, do your thing :)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

forgiveness in light of ignorance

Sometimes people hurt us with things they say or do. Sometimes those people do not know the whole story, and they probably never will. How can we forgive people when they throw us under the bus? When Jesus was hanging on the cross, He asked the Heavenly Father to forgive those people that were killing him because they didn't know what they were doing. They did not know the whole story, yet Jesus forgave them.

There will always be ignorant people. Some ignorant people are vendictive and some of them are just sweetly ignorant. Nevertheless, even though it is difficult, we can choose to forgive them. Why? Because God is a forgiver, and we want to be like He is.