IF – By Rudyard Kipling – August 31.2012

If Author: Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal…

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Reap What You Sow – August 30.2012

A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together. He said, “It is time for me to…

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The Birth Of A Dream – August 28.2012

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Would you agree with the statement that a dream is born from an idea-a simple idea conceived in the mind? Back in the 19th century two brothers had an idea which eventually became their passionate and consuming dream. Their relentless pursuit of that dream was…

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HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED? – August 23.2012

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED? About a hundred years ago, a man looked at the morning newspaper and to his surprise and horror, read his name in the obituary column. The newspapers had reported the death of the wrong person by mistake. His first response was shock. Am I here or there? When…

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Who Are You Praying For? – August 22.2012

Who Are You Praying For? A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men on it were able to swim to a small, desert like island. The two survivors, not knowing what else to do, agreed that they had no other recourse but to pray to God. However,…

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Going For It!- August 21.2012

GOING FOR IT Columnist Dave Barry says this about his father: “My dad … he’d try anything — carpentry, electrical wiring, plumbing, roofing. From watching him, I learned a lesson that still applies to my life today: No matter how difficult a task may seem, if you’re not afraid to try it, you can do…

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Grateful Warm And Fuzzy – August 1.2012

On air audio of the first warm and fuzzy since my return to Star Country. Share on Facebook

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Today The Sun Is Shinin’ On Me! – August 18.2012

You know those days that come along that are just perfect? Yeah, that was yesterday. It was such an awesome day from sunrise to sunset. I was up early, about 5a.m. and I was watching the sun rise over the Roanoke Valley on the drive in to Star Country. There really is something so special…

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Little House On The Prairie Taught Life Lessons – August 17.2012

‘little house on the prairie’ taught life lessons By Alvin Richardson — Published Tuesday, February 28, 2012 My wife told me the other day that Karen Grassle recently turned 70. For many of you, that tidbit of information may be meaningless, but it was reminiscent of a television show that put a lot of valuable…

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Breakthrough – August 16.2012 – By John C. Maxwell

Every major difficulty you face in life is a fork in the road. You choose which track you will head down, toward breakdown or breakthrough. Dick Biggs, a consultant who helps Fortune 500 companies improve profits and increase productivity, writes that all of us have unfair experiences; as a result, some people merely exist and…

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