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© 2017 by Brian Catanella. 

"SUCCESS IS NOT FINAL, FAILURE IS NOT FATAL: IT IS THE COURAGE TO CONTINUE THAT COUNTS." - WINSTON CHURCHILL

December 27, 2018

“Some of my greatest lessons in life came from pain. And the thing I've learned about it is the ability to learn is a gift even if pain is your teacher." — Inky Johnson

It was the fourth quarter of my last career football game. It was a heated rivalry match as was expec...

November 24, 2018

“To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭12:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬

We broke the huddle in unison with a thunderous clap. Jogging up to the line of scrimmage I eyeballed the center’s feet and set my stance six inches apart from his right clea...

November 8, 2018

“Jesus said to them, “You make yourselves look good in front of people. But God knows what is really in your hearts. What people think is important is worth nothing to God.”

‭‭Luke‬ ‭16:15‬ ‭ERV‬‬

It was third down, only this time I wasn’t on the field. The other team wa...

October 16, 2018

"Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.” Proverbs‬ ‭16:20‬ ‭NIV

The offensive center scanned the line from left to right. One three-hundred-plus pound defender stood up and shuffled to the left as another bear-crawled...

August 8, 2018

“Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭27:2‬ ‭NASB‬‬

Two men that many would call their heroes. Both were leaders by example. Both accomplished feats that young boys could only dream of. Both never cared for the...

June 28, 2018

“He must increase, but I must decrease.”

‭‭John‬ ‭3:30‬ ‭NASB‬‬

On February 26th, 1852 the HMS Birkenhead was transporting British troops at Danger Point, approximately 87 miles from Cape Town, South Africa. The ship was estimated to be carrying 643 passengers. On this i...

May 30, 2018

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on w...

April 29, 2018

“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

It was one of my first practices as a freshman in high school. I was still figuring out the added height and lanky limbs of my frame since my significant growth spurt the ye...

April 10, 2018

“I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.” Psalm 119:147 NIV

I’m not actually sure how to start writing about this. I’ve gone between a numb sense of distant sadness, faux normalcy and brief periods of sobbing. The night of the accident I re...

April 4, 2018

“He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch i...

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Brian Catanella

Author of "Lead With Love"

Brian is passionate about sharing the "Lead with Love" philosophy as a Christian leader, writer and doer.  Brian is active in serving his local community through UrbanPromise Ministries as the Vice Chairman of the Board and has also worked with the youth of Camden, NJ to provide a "Leadership Workshop" to prepare them for personal growth and career opportunities as they graduate from college.  While professionally a consultant with a finance background, Brian is fueled daily by sharing God's love through story-telling and hopes to help contribute to the future development of coaches, teachers, parents, leaders and anyone looking to grow in harnessing their talents for purpose and areas of life that truly matter.

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