Author Archives: Barry Brindisi

Say “Merry Christmas”

A week ago, a friend sent a link to an entertaining Christmas song. At first, I chuckled and enjoyed it. I honestly didn’t give it much thought.

This morning, I am considering a good story, on Christmas. It’s Christmas and NOT Xmas. The lovely little Christmas song came to mind. I decided to give “Say Merry Christmas” a second look. I didn’t just revisit the link; I looked up the actual YouTube page. What did I find? Continue reading

Let’s Support Christian YouTubers

Let’s face it. YouTube is one of the fastest growing arenas for entertainment. It is also a great place to find help on a variety of topics. Did you know there are hurting people seeking help, with depression or plain stress? Would you believe that Christians can have a powerful impact through something like a video game? Continue reading

I Took A Break From Blogging I’m BACK!!

flockHave you ever felt overwhelmed and you needed a vacation? I have been there. In fact, I took an extended break from Inspiration Point, for that very reason. It started when I finished writing “Don’t You Worry About a Thing!“.

What happened? What brought this on? Was I suffering from depression? No, I simply became exhausted and here’s my story. I trust you will find it helpful in dealing with your own situation. Continue reading

Don’t You Worry About A Thing!

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Worry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s Note: For a couple of years, I have had this poetic song rising up, in times of anxiety and stress. For me, I enjoy singing; hence, I am calling this poem, a poetic song. You are free to have a different opinion.
Why am I releasing it, now? It just seems the time is right. I hope and pray this tuneful poem will bless those, who read it. If you are a songwriter or singer, then please feel free to make it into an actual song.
Enjoy!
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Can Someone Guide Me, To A Seat?

Whenhttp://inspiration-point.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/disabilitiescoveradultpbd.jpg1386212952 I wrote “Can We Talk About Disabilities?”, I did not imagine the response that I’d get, in terms of site traffic. My friends certainly picked a good topic. If you read the article, you’ll notice that I covered a broad range of issues relating to disability.

How shall I take on, such a large endeavor? For me, I can best talk through the lens of personal experience and the lens of Scripture, when appropriate. If possible, I’ll try to include other people. I’m not the only person, with a story to share.

For this story, I’d like to share with you, a very important issue, for people with disabilities. How many people with obvious physical disabilities have you seen in an organized church setting? Could the issue be one of reasonable accommodation?

Everyone needs help; including the blinds, the paraplegics, the deaf and so many others. Are we not to think of others, more highly than ourselves? This includes those people, who we consider weak. It’s for this reason that I like the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Though the ADA brought about sweeping reform; it can’t guide you to a seat in a dark room. Can someone please guide me to a seat? I love the music; however, I can’t see. Here’s what happened on one Sunday morning. Continue reading

Can We Talk About Disabilities?

01-13-2010 04;49;32PMSome good friends have asked, “Why don’t you write about overcoming adversities that stem from your disabilities?” I am admittedly confused by this request.

It’s because I thought I have been writing about it?  Haven’t I?  I do know what’s being talked about. It’s the practical side of encouragement; rather than just spiritual food.

How I love a good challenge! There is just one problem. We need to talk with each other. This begs the question. How shall we talk about the adversities relating to disabilities?

What would you like to know? To be honest, I really don’t know how to approach topic; as I’m not seeking to be confrontational on disability related issues. If the story warrants it, then I’ll mention my physical limitations; otherwise, it disappears.

Are you interested in such a direct dialogue? If so, then I will ask this question. What would you like to know? Should I have been more direct, when writing “A Lesser Human“? My disabilities were very much a part of that story.

What would you like to know? Continue reading

Michael Zigarelli’s How To Encourage Others

http://inspiration-point.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/photo1.jpgToday, I’d like to try something new. How would you like to watch a video on “How to Encourage Others”? I thought the videos would make a nice addition to Inspiration Point.

If you watched my earlier attempts to create videos, then you know that I didn’t do so well. As my gift is in writing, it was a no brainer. However, there are people that can do a far better job than I. So, what is this video about? Continue reading