The Wisdom of a Third Grade Dropout Will Change Your Life | Rick Rigsby

The Wisdom of a Third Grade Dropout Will Change Your Life | Rick Rigsby

Dearly Beloved, since this has been viewed over 200 million times on Facebook, you may have already seen it. But I had not seen it until today. It is not reasonable to take the chance that you have not seen it either.

Ministry Partners, if I drink from a cool spring of sweet water and do not let you know where you can do the same, I have not served you, I have stolen from God who entrusted to the me the knowledge he wants shared with us all. Today, I drank from a cool spring and a rich, rich, wealth of wisdom at the same time. Were the points of this speech new to me? Probably not. But Rick Rigsby made it memorable, modeled humility, provided a perfect example of excellent communication, and delivered one of the most powerful speeches I have ever heard in less time than some of us use for introductions. You are a communicator, better yourself in the next few minutes. Reading this and watching the entire video can be done in less than the time of a full length TED Talk, under 18 minutes.

It has now become my responsibility to provide you with the opportunity to taste the sweetness of this speech. If you do not, then I will need to improve my communication with you. I realize not all of you read my blog posts, or even my emails. That is reasonable to me. What is not reasonable to me is for me to be blessed and not make that same privilege available to you. I am your servant in the Lord Jesus Christ and must deliver this service for you. Would you help me by responding to me in an email to, with a text to 918-647-6021, or a comment response to this blog?

You can start by first clicking on the following link. Both a 10 minute 22 second video and a manuscript of the speech are available in this link.

Lord willing, we will communicate again with you tomorrow.

Blessings and peace.

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