"Entrepreneurial Thinking" was created to provide personal experiential advisory and rich information resources to entrepreneurial executives in order help open their minds, enhance their vision and extend personal perspective. Further, we will try to help navigate the evolution of the entrepreneur's businesses in the areas of equity/debt financing, M&A, strategic planning, new product or business model development, market timing and related sales/marketing efforts. Finally, we will also attempt to provide some wisdom in order to help balance the entrepreneurial workload with family.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

From my beautiful daughter - Catherine

My wife Karen and I were at parent/teacher conferences earlier this week when Mike Verlander, the head of the Theology department at Holy Spirit Prep tapped my on the shoulder and asked if I had seen what my daughter Catherine had written in Religion 200 Class earlier in the year. He then handed me a copy of what she had written which is what follows. I was deeply touched and emotional when I first read this as was my wife, Karen. To me it represents the true significance of God, faith and family. I only wish I had the insight at age 15 that Catherine shows here. I love Catherine and my family so dearly and will always try to find balance for them in a sometimes crazy entrepreneurial world that is the Lennon home.

Why DO I Believe In God?

Catherine Lennon – September 4, 2007

God has done an incredible amount for me in my life. He caught me when I fell, and he held me up when I felt like I couldn't support myself anymore. He kept the walls from crashing in on me and He gave me my talent; and the world that inspires me and that takes my breath away. He loved me when I loved no one. He cared for me when I thought no one was there. He believed in me when no one else did. When I gave up, He took over and helped me through it all. He believed in me, when I barely believed in Him.

I think I believe in God because I spent so much time trying to live without Him. Eventually in my time of extreme need, I began to break, and I felt like I couldn't carry the cross that was set on my shoulders. Finally, I began praying again frantically and constantly. I felt like God was absent to me, like there couldn't possibly be a God if I was going through what I was going through, but I look back and realize that He was right there the entire time. The problem was not that He wasn't there... He was being blocked by the horrible thoughts, the impudence of the Devil, and my own insolence. I didn't even realize what I was doing. I didn't talk to anyone but God. I resorted to music, which helped bring me back to God. I couldn't really explain why or how I believe in God, because it isn't something concrete, and it isn't something tangible. The reason why I believe in God is because He believes in me. My reason is Love...

© Catherine Anne Lennon, 2007

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