Clarksville, TN – Every year, when my boys start school I want them to have a great year. I tell them to “be good, pay attention, do your best…”
This year, I am trying something new. I am starting the year with prayer. Instead of waiting for something to go wrong, and praying for a fix or a way out, we are giving it to God in advance.
Here are some of the things we prayed about with our boys, and will continue to pray for often. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Many Christians reach a plateau in their spiritual lives and seem able to go no further. They pray, study the Bible, attend church regularly, tithe, memorize Bible promises and keep trying to grow in faith.
But they stay at the same level year after year. Eventually, all Christians must come to realize that God isn’t foolish. He has filled the Bible with many generous promises of all the things He will do for his children. But He was wise enough to build perfect controls into his word. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – It’s been a while since I have written so I figured today is the day. After all, I can’t really work… or move much.
I was working out this morning at CF Sola Gratia (near Crossfit Sola Fide, behind Sam’s Club). I’ve been doing crossfit for a couple months now and have been seeing better results than I expected. I was used to going to a gym but gyms get fairly boring after a couple of workouts.
This morning I had a great warm up and I worked up to the weight I would use on my deadlift. After 41 reps I was setting the weight down and I felt it – SNAP! – a muscle said “goodnight.” I’m not sure if it is my gluteus or where my upper hamstring connects, but either way, it was on fire. On to the prayer, stretching and essential oils. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Women are the worst about this. Don’t even pretend you haven’t said yes to something, got in the car, and thought, “What have I done? How do I get out of this?”
So why’d you say yes to begin with? «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – My name is Mat Lasater. I’m CEO of Lasaters Corporation, the Founder of the Lasaters Coffee & Tea® Franchise, owner of LASATERS® Construction, LLC and LASATERS® Coffee, LLC. But, most importantly, I’m also a husband, a father, a brother, an uncle, a child of a King, a son, a grandson, a nephew… I’m also just a ‘somewhat’ regular guy… only different - I’m a business owner.
Most of us business owners are not rich, but, we’re doing our best to provide an enjoyable work environment for our employees, put food on our tables and give (when we can) to our local communities. «Read the rest of this article»
Recently, I saw a graphic on Facebook depicting certain states in the USA where there were more people on welfare than working in that state. A couple of days later, I read a post that a friend shared on Facebook, again, about welfare.
I was not surprised at the post, rather, reminded that sometimes it takes a couple nudges for us to see what we’re really seeing. The post was from Mike Huckabee, a former preacher and presidential candidate. «Read the rest of this article»
A Coffee and a Prayer Drive Through for You
Clarksville, TN – For most people the holidays are a time of cheer, for others it can be hard times when it comes to thinking of loved ones lost or perhaps in our town a husband or wife that is overseas in the military leaving their families behind unable to share Christmas with their loved ones.
The following account is a true story. All those involved can testify to the events that took place here. This happened in 2009 in Clarksville, TN.
I was sitting in my office at LASATERS® Headquarters preparing for the day when Barry (one of my employees at the time) came into the room. Barry was only in my office briefly when I felt a heaviness that had entered with him (you know, when someone comes in and you can tell that something’s not right, or you get a sense that they are ‘dealing with something’?).
I asked him if we could pray together, and so we did. After we prayed, I felt that, through our prayer together, that we got rid of whatever it was that he was carrying (at least to some degree). I told him that I felt that he was to go to the front door and kick out the heaviness that came into our building. This was to be a symbolic act of getting rid of the heaviness that accompanied him that morning. «Read the rest of this article»
Let me set the stage a bit… It’s just after 6:00am on Wednesday morning, the day after the election, and I’m driving down to Cleveland TN to work on another LASATERS® store with our franchisee. There are more than a few things on my mind (businesses, election results, future, travel schedule, etc.). My mind is going non-stop and my heart is still pumping abnormally fast as I recount the election results of the previous night. I figure, “I’ve got 3.5 hours to drive – I’ll figure it all out on the way, or, at least get a handle on planning, projections, future business plans (now that capitalism is under full attack) and how to manage 3 businesses successfully with a government that is obviously more for themselves than the people.”
Just my thoughts. Not exactly a great way to start my day. «Read the rest of this article»
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