Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout

Rick Rigsby talks about his late wife’s battle with breast cancer and her eventual death. It was through those incredibly difficult days that he began remembering and cherishing his father’s wisdom. Rigsby tells about his father, Roger Marion Rigsby, and the lessons of kindness and generosity he learned from him.

A father’s impression on his children lasts a lifetime. View Show Notes →
Today on the broadcast, Rick Rigsby, president of Rick Rigsby Communications and chaplain for the Texas Aggies, talks to Dennis Rainey about his late wife’s battle with breast cancer and her eventual death. View Show Notes →

Meet Series Guests

Rick Rigsby

Dr. Rick Rigsby is President and CEO of Rick Rigsby Communications. The former award-winning journalist followed a television career with graduate school—and two decades as a college professor . . . most of those years at Texas A&M University, where he also served as character coach and chaplain for the Aggies football team.

Named twice as an outstanding professor in the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M, Dr. Rick has numerous publications.  His first non-academic book—Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout—is a USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal and Amazon best seller.

Shelby Abbott

Shelby is a Philadelphia-based author, podcast/radio host, public speaker, and campus minister. His passion for ministry has led him to speak at churches and college campuses all over the United States. He has authored the books DoubtLess: Because Faith is Hard, What’s the Point?, Pressure Points: A Guide to Navigating Student Stress, Jacked, and I Am a Tool (To Help With Your Dating Life), as resources for your heart.

Ann Wilson

Dave and Ann Wilson are the authors of Vertical Marriage: The One Secret That Will Change Your Marriage (2019) and No Perfect Parents: Ditch Expectations, Embrace Reality, and Discover the One Secret That Will Change Your Parenting (2021).

Additionally, they are touring speakers, as well as the radio hosts of the nationally syndicated radio show, Family Life Today. But it’s their singular passion for enriching lives through spreading the Word and wisdom of God that truly defines them.