Removing the term Hotlanta from our vernacular

Having lived here in the city of Atlanta for a little over a year now I have become familiar with the term “Hotlanta” which is often used to describe our city.  There is a movement a foot to rid the world of the term. Apparently Atlanta residents do not like the term and do not use it when describing the city but those from outside the city use it often when speaking of Atlanta. I would like to know what you think, “do you use the term Hotlanta?” “Would you like to see the phrase done away with?” “What term or phrase would you suggest be used in its place?”



John Maxwell on Taking Extra Care with Finances

Westridge Church where Melissa and I attend is in the midst of a series called “Fearless” where we are taking about money and finances. In doing my prep reading for a class that I will be teaching at ACC in January on Ethics I read some advice from John Maxwell that I wanted share.

Maxwell writes, “To keep money from becoming a master, I recommend doing the following:”

  • Earn your money: People who earn what they have posses a great respect for the possessions of others


  • Be scrupulously honest: Bend over backwards to make sure that all your financial dealings are above-board, not only for the sake of others, but also for yourself.
  • Be Generous: It’s been said that we make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Giving not only helps others and frees us, it also puts money into perspective better than anything else we can do.
  • Use credit wisely: King Solomon advised, “The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lender’s slave.” To maintain your freedom, refrain from incurring debt.


-Excerpt taken from John Maxwell, “There’s no such thing as “Business Ethics”” Center Street. Boston 2003