Category Archives: Contemplative Readings

Here are a collection of stories centering on a biblical theme or idea. I am not a bible teacher; however I do love to write on ideas that comes to my mind. I will sometime take things I’ve seen in my own life or where I see; elsewhere.

How to Overcome the Fear of Being Different

https://1.gravatar.com/avatar/73cfdc895b9fc7dd9cf127bedd116b7d?s=128&d=mm&r=GThis morning, I asked the following question in a Google+ Community. Are you afraid of being seen as different or weird?  I asked this question in a community for Christians. It’s too early for any kind of reaction.

For me, I really don’t think about it. Why? I didn’t have a choice; as I was born with disabilities.  As a child, there is no escaping the obvious facts. I was born, both nearsighted and hard of hearing.  Let’s not kid ourselves; it’s going to be noticed. 

As a Christian, this reality has not changed. I am still going to be perceived as different; it simply became more noticeable. At the age of 50, one does get used to the idea of being different.

Hey, I did not say that “I’ve arrived! NOT! For the average Christian, the fear of being different is not so easily overcome. I know about those fears; as I experienced similar fears, when growing up.

The more things change; the more they remain the same! Did you know that quote is straight from Ecclesiastes 1:9? Would you like to read about some truths that really helped me? Continue reading

A Tale Of Two Smarts

Today, I  am writing a Tale of Two Smarts.  I trust you will enjoy it. Is it a take on Charles Dickens “A Tale of Two Cities”? A Tale of Two Smarts is not a work of fiction and it doesn’t take place in the French Revolutionary War. However, there are some similarity and you will see what I’m talking about. Continue reading

What Can A Visit To A Nursing Home Accomplish?

For a week or so, I have been thinking of a blog story on nursing homes. What shall I write? As I consider some possible stories, a specific theme came to mind and it would repeat, itself.  The theme is one of family and friends.

How does this relate to nursing homes? Do you know that my mother is in a nursing home? What does this have to do with the above theme? Keep reading and you’ll find out. Continue reading

Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

http://www.thegoodenoughproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/don_t_judge_a_book_by_its_cover.jpgFor the past few days, I have given thoughts to the topic of “critical thinking”. I learned it, in my college years. In fact, it was a mandatory class for incoming freshmen. From what I recall, Professor Josh Cabot centered the class around a couple of plays.

It was a fun class and I’ve never given it, much thought. From this class, I would learn a simple lesson, “Ask questions about what you’re reading and don’t settle for surface reading.” As we were reading a play on “Dracula”; I don’t think logic or analytical thinking would be of much help. Would you? Continue reading

How Am I, Religious?

notreligiousHow am I religious? I am often amazed when I hear someone say, “You must be religious.” Do such people know me? Are they expecting a disapproving stare or something? Do they expect a finger pointing or some old fashioned hellfire and brimstone?

What are you expecting, when you visit Inspiration Point? Did any of the above questions come to mind? How about God, who loves you? I would love to get some comments, from the many passersby.  How am I religious? Do you smell a story coming? Continue reading

Let’s Play The Game of Hint!

http://pad1.whstatic.com/images/thumb/3/3a/Tell-if-Your-Wife-Is-Cheating-Step-8.jpg/670px-Tell-if-Your-Wife-Is-Cheating-Step-8.jpgWhat is the Game of Hints? It is a game of intrigue and mystery. It’s a game that will always leave you hanging; as you piece together the clues left by other participants. The game is full  of perplexing riddles.

Am I talking about the Game of Thrones? Is it a modern version of the classic game of Clue? Did I mention that the game is free and anyone can play? The game can take place, anywhere and any time. You don’t even need a computer.

Guess what? You are probably already playing it. The Game of Thrones and Clue are actual games; the Game of Hints is not a real game. What is meant by the Game of Hints? What am I talking about? Continue reading

New Visitors: Please Take Survey!!

There is one thing that I’ve learned from some friends; it helps to ask an important question. How am I doing? Such a question can help a blog site to grow and improve.  If I want my site to grow and thrive, then I better get a clue about what my visitors think.

Some time ago, I moved my site back to WordPress.com. It was done for financial reason. Since December 2014, I have been monitoring the site traffic of Inspiration Point with the help of Statscounter.com. One of my biggest concerns has been the length of stay by first time visitors.

Because I have a vision impairment, my reading speed is slower than a person with good eyesight. For me, it is difficult to assess what’s a normal reading speed looks like.

As of late, I have been writing longer blog posts than my normal 800 words. Before this, I thought the 5 to 10 second visits was normal. With the new longer blog stories, I am still seeing the same length of stay. Clearly there is a problem. It’s time to take a survey! Continue reading