Christmas Memories by Barry Adkins on December 20, 2011 Personally, I think that Christmas should be about celebrating the birth of Christ and spending time with friends and family — Not shopping. I am guessing that I am not alone when I say that my most distinct memories of Christmas
by Barry Adkins on February 29, 2012 Hard to believe a hillbilly like me can have more thoughts, but here goes… I am a devout Christian, but enjoy listening to others talk about their faith, customs and traditions. I simply don’t understand why wars are fought and people are killed, a
The World Ain’t All That Bad by Barry Adkins on October 25, 2011 I am afraid that many of us have become very jaded and think that the world is full of bad people. Well, first of all, stop watching the news! It’s not going to make you feel any better. I am here to tell you there are m
Students, Parents, and Souvenirs by Barry Adkins on October 10, 2011 I spoke at Seton Catholic High School last week. The students were great! Lot’s of questions and good discussion. The student’s gave me a standing ovation. I’m thinkin’ they got the message. Parent meeting was the sa
I Think My Feelings Are Hurt…. by Barry Adkins on September 18, 2011 I think my feelings are hurt. My blushing bride laughed at me when I took off my shirt,well, actually as I was taking it off. Given that I can’t move my left arm yet, taking off a shirt is decidedly complicated. I wa
Who Is This Man, Part II by Barry Adkins on January 24, 2012 This past Christmas Eve, I baked cookies, in the morning, and worked on restoring my grandfather’s 1957, Chevrolet pickup, in the afternoon. It is so very important to step out of your “comfort zone.” I think everyone should
Barry has shared with tens of thousands of people the dangers of binge drinking, and his experience of losing his 18 year old son, Kevin, to alcohol poisoning. The day that was supposed to mark the beginning of Kevin’s adult life, turned out to be his last, and Barry’s message is both a powerful inspiration and a warning about the consequences of even one night of binge drinking.