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 …

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 …