Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Be Still and Know That I am God

I my youth I often sat on the banks of Durham Creek at the Bonnerton, NC bridge and thought about life. During times of soul searching or dealing with teenage pressures I found this little piece of heaven on earth the most inspiring place to ponder life and its mysteries. It was one of those special places where I felt God’s presence and peace.

I remember sitting on the creek bank and daydreaming for what seemed like hours. The cool breeze and the soft lapping of the waves brought a calming peace and a clearing mind to any situation.

Today is one of those days when I need to sit on the bank of the creek and feel God’s love and peace. Thanks to a picture I found on the computer (by Joe Bud Jones), I can now sit and stare at this little piece of heaven. No it is not the same but,  God’s word is remains true: “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10a.)

Monday, May 21, 2012

A Blogging Milestone

My Blog "A Boy From Down East - Growing Up In Aurora NC" just past 30,000 pageviews yesterday. The most popular article was about living in the segregated south with over 6,614pageviews. Who would have every believed people would read about a snot-nosed kid from tobacco road.

Check it out at:   Growing Up In Aurora NC - Segregation

Author Larry B. Gray and Smashwords Announce His Latest Book Is Now Available On Virtually All EBook Readers

Bartow, Florida April 4, 2012 - - Author Larry B. Gray has published “Problem Solving – Dealing With Employee Issues,” an 18 page booklet which is a must read for all persons in a leadership and management role.

Everyone in a leadership position will have to deal with employee issues. Whenever people work together friction occurs. How you deal with these issues will have a major impact on your success as a leader. “Problem Solving – Dealing With Employee Issues” lays out a systematic approach to dealing with employee issues and the associated problems.

“Problem Solving – Dealing With Employee Issues” can be downloaded at Smashwords at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/148680

About Larry B. Gray

Larry B Gray grew up in Eastern North Carolina in the small rural town of Aurora. His early years were spent working on his grandparents' tobacco farm and exploring his world of family, friends and school.

After marrying his high school sweetheart in 1972, he moved to Lakeland, Florida where he spent his adult years raising a beautiful family and working in the citrus industry with over 39 years of manufacturing management experience, selling real estate and being a writer wannabe, all at the same time. In his spare time he attended and graduated from Florida Southern College while working full time and starting a family.

He is still married to his high school sweetheart and has 3 beautiful children and two wonderful grandchildren. Life is not always easy but in the scheme of things it is fun and gets better every day.

Come join him on this great adventure, remembering the past and building the future.


Larry B. Gray


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Never Give Up

Never Give Up

How often does it feel like you can never win and you decide it is not worth your effort. How often does the next challenge end the same way.

There are times when you have to move on but it is important to review all your facts before making a decision. Basing a decision on emotion and frustration can often lead to failure. Worse it can lead to lost opportunities.

The little picture below says it all.

This is one of my favorite motivational pictures. "Never Give Up. Never Surrender." (Do you remember where that came from?)