That’s correct. Conflict, a wonderful problem. Why am I calling conflicts, a good problem? First, I don’t mean the conflicts stemming from violence. I am sure you guessed that. I am speaking of the conflicts that arises on blog sites and among friends. Don’t be afraid. Continue reading
I knew the day would come. When I created Inspiration Point, I would get all kinds of visitors. I was going to attract a troll. I’ve met them when visiting other sites. They love to engage in attacks.
Guess who came to visit? I don’t think the person intended evil; however it did bring to light, an important issue. I thank God, for the encounter; even if I did not like it. Continue reading
Last week, I wrote “Calling Superman“. It is based on a story told by my niece on Facebook. It featured a man wearing a Superman costume. It seems the man thought he was the Man of Steel.
A friend read my blog post and asked “What about the other suit?” He was talking of the real super suit. A real super suit? What am I talking about? Continue reading
Last week, I asked a friend, “What do you know about social media?” As I talked with the older gentleman, I notice a haunted look on his face. Though tech savvy, it was strange to hear the man talk fearfully of the Internet.
As I listened to the friend’s concerns, a scene from the Wizard of Oz came to mind. I could still hear Dorothy, Tin Man and Scarecrow singing “Lions, Tigers and Bears! Oh my!” Was there a lion? Yes, it was the Cowardly Lion. Guess who was more afraid of whom? Yes, there is a connection between the two. Continue reading
What’s this? Did Obewon of alan.com come and pay me, a visit? Did Obewon show an interest in following Inspiration Point? Is this an April Fool’s joke? Here is what happened. Continue reading
Last week, I was looking for songs written by Fanny Crosby. Who’s Fanny Crosby? She’s a blind songwriter from the 19th Century. You can find out more, at the above link. The woman has written a great variety of wonderful hymns that’s still sung today. I was on Amazon.com; where I found an MP3 file called “Blessed Assurance“ “Great! I could add this to my collection”, so I thought. Continue reading
When you think of God’s Wrath, what do you think of? Is it something terrifying? How about a guy with a hammer? How about an exploding star? I’ve seen some and created a dramatic imagery of my own.
How about the love of the Father? For me, this proved to be challenging. I couldn’t come up with one. However, my Father did have an answer.
Here is what happened. Continue reading
One day, I came across a curious conversation on Facebook. My niece was telling of an interesting encounter. What happened? My niece was on a train and there was a man preaching God. Sounds harmless, right?
There is just one thing. The man is wearing a Superman costume and preaching God. It seems the man thought he was Superman.
A couple of years ago, I wrote a short blog post called “There Be Treasures in them Beaches!” You may have thought, “Is he talking about buried pirate treasures?” Not quite. I was writing of the treasures found on the beaches of the Jersey Shore.
The article is written in 2010 and it was about viewing people as treasures to be desired. In other words, each person is of value in the sight of God and to others. The only real way to discover the hidden treasure is this. Go talk with them. Continue reading
Is it time to write an e-book? This is not a rhetorical question; rather it’s a serious one.
The other day, I was reading a book written by a pastor named Ron Christian. It was a very nicely put together book. The title is “Practicing the Presence”. I decided to look up the author and came across the website of the group distributing Ron’s e-book. The site is called SmashWord.
After looking at the cost, I am thinking of giving it, a shot. Here’s my rough idea. I would like to create a memoir style anthology. I’m not seeking to write a straight memoir. Rather, I want to compile a series of stories found on this blog. Each story would conceivably make up one chapter.
The question is, “What story would be best for a book appearing on Barnes & Noble or Amazon?” This is going to be a straight e-book.
The theme is more than just “overcoming”. There’s also my personal view that my disabilities were never a prison. At least, I never thought so and neither did friends and family.
It seems I’ve come full circle. Years ago, some people have said that I should write a book. The time was not right. I simply was not ready. Today, I am asking “Is it time to write that e-book?”
So what stories should I put in “A Story of Grace”? As chapters will need to be longer than what appears on a blog; how can I expand on those stories? Each story would ideally take up a chapter. Any ideas?