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How Faith & Stewardship Helped Build Chick-Fil-A

How Faith & Stewardship Helped Build Chick-Fil-A

  Editor’s Note: Steve Robinson, former chief marketing officer at Chick-fil-A for 34 years, is the author of the new book Covert Cows and Chick-fil-A: How Faith, Cows, and Chicken Built an Iconic Brand. From the creation of the Eat Mor Chikin campaign to the decision to stay closed on Sundays to the creation of

Randy Travis: Amazing Grace

  Editor’s Note: Randy Travis experienced tremendous success as a country and gospel singer. But in 2009, his seemingly charmed life began a downward spiral. His marriage dissolved, he discovered that his finances had unraveled, and his struggles with anger led to alcohol abuse, public embarrassment, and even police arrest in 2012. Then, just as

Life Balance: How to Be Faithful with Everything Entrusted to You

  Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. – 1 Corinthians 4:2 You have all the time you need to do everything God wants you to do. For several weeks, James didn’t return any of the six text messages I sent. When we finally connected, I just

Secret Messages Inside New Folsom Prison

  Editor’s note: Casey Diaz was a violent gangbanger whose crimes had caught up to him landing not only in jail but in solitary confinement. Then he experienced a miraculous encounter with Jesus and chose to follow Him. As he grew in his faith, he began to look for ways to share the Gospel among

Leading Is An Acquired Skill

  How many times have you heard someone say about a successful quarterback (or governor or pastor or entrepreneur), “They’re just a natural-born leader”? A line from Shakespeare comes to mind. In the second act of Twelfth Night, the uptight antagonist Malvolio is handed a bogus letter supposedly from the woman he hopes to woo.

God in Your Grief

  Editor’s note: Anthony Griffith, a stand-up comic from Chicago’s South Side, has lived on the borderline of comedy and tragedy. At the very time his career as a stand-up comedian was taking off and he had finally achieved his dream of appearing on The Tonight Show, he was also enduring an unimaginable personal nightmare:

A Life of Endurance

  Heavy weights, lifted fewer times in succession, produce greater strength. Lighter weights, lifted with more repetitions, produce greater endurance.   Every morning when I’m home in San Diego, I go to a gym to work out with a trainer. His name is Todd Durkin, and he’s one of the best trainers in the country

In Step With God

  A few years ago, Sports Illustrated ran a “Holiday Help List” supplement that featured various gifts that would be of interest for athletic types. The description for a golf watch read: Equipped with a hi-res color touch screen, a GPS receiver, and 38,000 preloaded courses, it provides distances to and from any possible target

Replace Bad Habits with Good Habits

  A tree’s fruitfulness depends on its root-fullness. I love this thought.  The quality of a tree’s fruit depends on the nourishment of the root. What do you want the fruit of your life to be? Great family relationships, good health, financial abundance, strong faith, and a legacy that ripples through eternity in all of

A Strong Foundation

  Getting cut from baseball was something I never saw coming. And looking back, I can see that it could’ve played out one of several ways. First possibility: I could have dropped out of college and spent my days lying around the house with my five lazy roommates, eating a sick amount of pizza and

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