Thursday, March 31, 2011

Chick-fil-A Leadercast - Dave Ramsey

This year's Leadercast is bringing together some of the most popular speakers from diverse backgrounds.  Dave Ramsey is a best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio personality, helping millions of people get out of debt.  After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree, Dave quickly went into business for himself and found great success in the real estate market - then the bottom dropped.  Dave and his family went from having it made to losing it all.  He teaches from a life of hard lessons.

Dave's personal story of achieving financial responsibility and helping others live healthy lifestyles as it relates to finances and leadership is the cornerstone of the Lampo Group and the Dave Ramsey Show.  He will bring energy to the Chick-fil-A Leadercast while teaching on service in life and in business.

Click here to register for the Chick-fil-A Leadercast at Toccoa Falls College

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Chick-fil-A Leadercast - Robin Roberts

The Chick-fil-A Leadercast will be the leadership event of 2011!  This year speakers from around the country will bring their first hand knowledge of leadership to you and your team.  For the next few weeks leading up to the Leadercast I will highlight one of the speakers coming to the event.  This week it's Robin Roberts.

Robin Roberts is anchor of ABC's Emmy-award winning morning program, Good Morning America.  Her personal history is full of stories overcoming obstacles in the pursuit of excellence.  From her life in Mississippi, to a college basketball star, to a host on ESPN, and now with GMA, leading them to three consecutive Emmy Awards, nothing has come easy but her faith and deep rooted belief in staying true to one's self Robin Roberts has become a symbol of success for everyone.

Robin will be speaking on:
  • How to achieve your goals through dreams, focus and determination
  • Leading and accomplishing your goals without making excuses
  • Venturing outside your comfort zone
  • Focusing on the solution, not the problem
A cancer survivor, Robin Roberts will be an inspiration to you and will challenge you to reach for your dreams.  Her latest book, From the Heart: Eight Rules to Live By,

To learn how you can take part in the Chick-fil-A Leadercast at Toccoa Falls College, click here and register today!

Two Minute Warning - China Envy

Because of China’s rising economic status, some Americans are starting to envy them. Chuck Colson explains that such envy is misplaced, because even China acknowledges that it needs what made the West successful: Christianity. Watch Two Minute Warning and find out more.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Idolatry of Our Personal Opinions : Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma

"One impression I have of the postmodern belief system, which looks ironically like a doctrine, is that all opinions are equally valid. Just within the past few days, I’ve heard two eerily similar stories from college-level teachers: a student approaches the teacher to disagree with the grade given on a paper. The teacher defends the grade as valid. The student assumes that the root cause of the undesirable grade is a difference of opinion and “concedes” that they’ll have to “agree to disagree.” The teacher is stunned at the student’s audacity, for the grade is not based on difference of opinion, but on lack of comprehension as determined by the teacher’s own authority and expertise in the field." - Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma

The Idolatry of Our Personal Opinions : Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Nobody Told Me

Teens have their whole lives ahead of them, but making poor choices can undermine their hopes for a bright future. Too many young adults look back on decisions they made in the heat of the moment and regret the path they chose - they wish someone had told them how premarital sex could negatively impact their future relationships. Nobody Told Me is a book to help teens make the right choice when it comes to sex, based on actual questions Pam Stenzel has received from real-life teens.

Pam and I talked about her new book and the culture in which teens are now in (click here). The media and the government are not helping matters when it comes to sex. Here's some statistics that should bother you:
  • Almost two-thirds of teenagers who have had sexual intercourse wish they'd waited. Fifty-five percent of boys and 72 percent of girls said they wish they had waited longer (source)
  • STDs are the most common disease in America next to the common cold and flu ("Is Sex Safe?", 2001)
  • One in three girls in the United States is estimated to get pregnant at least once before the age 20 ("The Real Cost of Teen Pregnancy", Washington DC. National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, Sept. 2006)
  • Today there are around 30 known STDs and more than 65 million people in America are already infected by an incurable one (source).
  • Hormonal birth control dramatically increases your rick of contracting an STD (source)
Pam Stenzel is the founder of Enlighten Communications, an organization that empowers parents, youth leaders and educators to lead informed discussions on sexual abstinence and its benefits. She speaks to over 500,000 teens each year; many of her invitations come from teens themselves. She has written a curriculum, Sex Has a Price Tag, that has won numerous awards and has been translated into 11 languages.