A Valuable Lesson

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A well-known speaker started off his seminar holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?” Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one …

The Hope of Easter

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SOMETHING SAD: Everything living dies; there is much sorrow in this hurting world. SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL: Everything that dies will be re-born! * Winter comes and everything turns brown and dies, but is reborn vibrantly in Spring! * A seed falls …

Start a New Easter Tradition at SML

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Many of us at Smith Mountain Lake grew up thinking Easter was about Easter egg hunts and rabbits that brought candy, chocolate and pretty colored baskets. Many folks are still celebrating Easter in a similar fashion. Easter Tradition at SML – it’s …

Building Bridges At SML

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Once upon a time, two friends who lived on adjoining properties at Smith Mountain Lake, fell into conflict. It was the first serious rift in 40 years of living side-by-side, sharing boats and trading labor and goods as needed without …

The Painting

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I don’t know the author of this tale, but it’s one that I hope will inspire all our readers at Smith Mountain Lake and beyond. It is a parable of timeless truth. A wealthy man and his son loved to …