Author Archive: Randy Hain
Mr. Randy Hain is the Managing Partner of Bell Oaks Executive Search in Atlanta and actively serves on a number of non-profit boards in the Atlanta community. He is the Senior Editor for The Integrated Catholic Life which he co-founded with Deacon Mike Bickerstaff in 2010. Randy is a co-founder of the Annual Atlanta Catholic Business Conference, the Catholic Business Cafe and leads the St. Peter Chanel Business Association (Faith at Work) Ministry.
Randy is a prolific writer and frequent speaker on a number of topics including faith, family, fatherhood, work/life integration, authenticity, leadership and human capital. His first book, entitled “The Catholic Briefcase: Tools for Integrating Faith and Work”, was released in late November 2011 by Liguori Publications. The book provides practical advice on how to integrate the Catholic faith with our work and offers inspiration through the examples of real Catholics in the workplace. The Catholic Briefcase was voted the Best Catholic Book of 2011 in the About.com Catholicism Reader’s Choice Awards. His second book, “Along the Way: Lessons for an Authentic Journey of Faith” was published by Liguori Publications in November 2012. His third book, “Something More: The Professional’s Pursuit of a Meaningful Life” will be released on March 1st, 2013.
A convert to the Catholic Faith in 2006, Randy and his wife have been married for 18 years and have two sons.
A few weeks ago I awoke to begin what was likely to be a stressful day. My wife was in the hospital recovering from surgery she had the day before and I wanted to go and see her as soon as the kids were off to school. I was scrambling to get my older son [...]
I gave a talk one Sunday morning to the men’s club of a large Atlanta Methodist church at the request of an old friend. When he asked me to speak to this group months before the talk, I responded with a question which I would ask him repeatedly every time we got together: “They know [...]
For years I have had a strong desire to write about my ever-growing appreciation and love for the Blessed Mother. Growing up as a Baptist, leaving that church as a teenager and living in a spiritual wasteland until I experienced a significant personal conversion in 2005, I never thought about Mary. Since joining the Catholic [...]
A conversation in the not too distant future… “Who was the man in the black suit sitting behind Father Miguel during Mass this morning?” Chris asked his father as they drove away from the parish. He caught his wife’s worried look and quick nod before he answered his 13 year old son. “Well Chris, the [...]
My father came to our house for a visit last summer, which he typically does two or three times a year. He loves to see his grandsons and we talk to him every week by phone, but for health reasons it is sometimes difficult for him to travel from his Florida home to Atlanta. I [...]
“Dad, want to throw the baseball?” Major League Baseball season is in full swing and this is an almost daily request from my 12 year old son during the week when I get home from work and it is repeated throughout the weekend. Depending on the sports season, weather and the whims of my children, [...]
I admit it: I love Disney World. My parents took me as a child and my wife and I have taken our kids a few times. We have visited Disneyland in California the last two summers since my sister-in-law moved near there a few years ago. The theme parks make me reminisce about the fun [...]
It is impossible to ignore the ongoing and hotly contested debate in our country about the definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman. The partisans on both sides of the issue have well-articulated arguments defending their positions and the issue is now before the Supreme Court to determine the future of [...]
I don’t know about you, but I rarely get through the day without feeling beaten up a little by the demands and pervasive negative influence of the world. It is difficult to find peace and block out the noise. I am challenged to avoid committing the same venial sins over and over each day. When [...]
Come on, we know better than the Church, don’t we? After all, this is the 21st Century and times have changed. Modern man is fully capable of deciding what is moral on his own, right? All the really smart people in the media, government and academia who encourage us to embrace abortion, contraception, euthanasia and [...]