A successful Christian business man was growing old and knew it was time to chose 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. “It is …Read More »
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 ideas in my head.
Karen Grassle played the role of Carolyn Ingalls in “Little House on the Prairie,” and along with her husband, Charles Ingalls (played by Michael Landon) and their family, portrayed life in a 19th-century rural setting in the Midwest.
This essay is attributed to Paul Harvey, as it has circled the Internet for some time now. But Paul Harvey did not write it. The true author, Lee Pitts, published the nostalgic essay in 2000 in the book "Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul." Paul Harvey does use material written by Lee Pitts from time to time, and he did read this particular essay (crediting Pitts, of course) during his September 6, 1997 broadcast.
By Lee Pitts
We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse.
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"A rich child often sits in a poor mother's lap. " -- Danish Proverb
"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. " -- Charles R. Swindoll
"If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money." -- Abigail Van Buren
"My mother was the making of me." (Thomas Alva Edison)