Truett Cathy, Chick-fil-A Founder and Chairman Emeritus
In a message sent to employees on Monday, September 8, 2014, Chick-fil-A® announced that its founder and chairman emeritus, S. Truett Cathy, died at 1:35 a.m. at the age of 93. He died peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones. Read the full obituary here.
S. Truett Cathy was “a godly man, a wise husband and father, a business genius, a creative innovator, a humble servant of Jesus Christ with rock-ribbed integrity, a generous philanthropist, and one who loved greatly, cared deeply for the poor, especially disadvantaged kids, and used his life and work to benefit others.” Continue reading →
One of the unique aspects about Breakaway Outreach is that we are not only committed to serving the under-served children and at-risk youth in our communities, but we are consistently making disciples by empowering, equipping, and mobilizing these same kids to grow spiritually and serve others.
The internet has been abuzz over U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard’s valiant performance in Tuesday’s 2-1 knockout loss to Belgium in the World Cup. Howard recorded 16 saves, the most of any World Cup keeper since 1966, when the tournament started recording such stats.
Not long after Howard’s fortress-like defense on Tuesday, someone changed the Wikipedia entry for “United States Secretary of Defense” to feature the goalkeeper instead of Chuck Hagel, the actual defense secretary. The page was quickly updated, but not before the change made the rounds online.
One of our Breakaway Outreach interns recently interviewed me for her school project on juvenile delinquency prevention. I loved her questions and she gave me permission to share them along with my answers here.
1. What made you want to help children/youth/juveniles/at risk youth?
Jimmy: I experienced fatherlessness and abuse as a child and later ran away from home, ending up in a juvenile center where a father-figure who happened to be a minister, took me under his wings, led me to faith in Christ and mentored me for years. My compassion for the plight of others was born out of my own personal grief and God’s redemption in that grief. Continue reading →
The San Antonio Spurs have put the Miami Heat on the brink of elimination—in dominant fashion. The Heat have won a game by 2 points, the Spurs have won games by 15, 19 and 21, taking a 3-1 series lead in the NBA Finals.
A Bleacher Report article breaks down how the Spurs are decimating the Miami Heat defense:
Through a philosophy that believes in sacrifice and smart execution, the Spurs are beating up on a team that boasts the best all-around player on the planet—and a super-talented duo of sidekicks on top of that. Much to Pat Riley’s chagrin, it’s San Antonio that’s doing its best impersonation of the 1980s Showtime Lakers.