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

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...

March 14, 2018

“Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me...For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9-10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

He was eight years o...

March 2, 2018

"If I never pushed the envelope, if I never struggled, I would never get better. It's only when you step out of your comfort zone that you grow. Being uncomfortable is the path to personal development and growth." Nic Lamb, big-wave surfer [1]

The field lights sounded o...

February 5, 2018

There is something about sports that bring out our deepest emotions. It's the moment when you line up with your team to hear the national anthem before the game. The team bus ride after the miracle come-from-behind victory. Even the moments of pain following a big loss...

January 21, 2018

"Men who succeed reach decisions promptly, and change them, if at all, very slowly. Men who fail, reach decisions, if at all, very slowly, and change them frequently, and quickly." Napoleon Hill

It was third and goal. Our opponents lined up with extra blockers stacked o...

December 26, 2017

 Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. —Winston S. Churchill 

I didn’t handle it well. Tears streamed down my face and streaked a mixture of dirt, sweat, and eye black along my jaw. I walked out the gate with my team and...

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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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