Archive | August, 2013


Fried chicken and mashed potatoes or a cheeseburger and French fries and Diet Cokes are my food and drink of choice. Ask any of my lunch or dinner buddies and that is what they would say. Among my friends I am the worst eater (triple bogey for sure), but I have decided to “CHANGE!” Amazing […]

New Favorite Preacher

What do Andy Stanley, Louie Giglio, Judah Smith, Perry Noble, Joyce Meyers, Dick Lincoln and Adrian Despres all have in common? First, they are all dynamic ministers. More importantly to me, over the last year, depending on who Collins has heard recently, each of them at different times has become her “new favorite Preacher.” Collins, […]

A True Role Model

“It was not what she said, but what she was.” This was a quote from Ruth Graham’s biography and was a common thought of Billy Graham’s wife, Ruth. To me, she was an absolutely amazing woman. A true role model. Her ACTIONS WERE HER STRONGEST WORDS. She was strong,loving, humorous, independent, prayerful, strict, resolute and […]

Accepting Responsibility

Accepting responsibility is something very easy to do when things go right, but how hard is it to look in the mirror and accept responsibility when things go wrong? I think it would be safe to say all people desire success and for things to go right. It brings satisfaction, a sense of accomplishment, approval […]


“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” -Meg Cabot “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”- Anais Nin “Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.”- Winston Churchill I believe courage […]

True Leadership

True Leadership, What does it look like? I would love to highlight what I consider to be one of the all-time success stories in my lifetime, especially in leadership. It is the life, leadership and legacy of Truett Cathy and Chick-fil-A! I really don’t know where to begin, but for starters, I can tell you […]

The Back 9

Since going public with “Back 9 Ministries” there have been some things that have happened that I didn’t see coming. I have come to understand during the last 6 years, at a very deep level, that when you obey God fully, you can trust Him fully. He will guide, counsel, protect, teach, refine, grow and […]

Golf Digest

“Golf Digest” is a magazine that you can always find lying on our coffee table. When I have a minute, I always love to pick it up and read it, especially these days, because I actually know some of the guys they highlight. It’s so much fun to open one of the latest publications to […]