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.

I Just Want To Play!

For the past few days, I’ve been tracking a debate about video games, YouTube and YouTube entertainers. As I read the tweets found on Twitter, a question formed in the back of my mind. How can I contribute to the ongoing debate? 

Outside of Minecraft, I rarely play any video games. I am simply not a gamer or I’d have created a YouTube channel dedicated to gaming. How did I get wrapped up in this debate?  Though I’m not a gamer, I follow certain YouTube gaming personalities and I listen to their comments on Twitter.

What can I contribute to this raging debate? For YouTubers, parents and fans, I will point you to this old piece of advice. It’s found in an old letter and its advice is quite solid. How so?   Continue reading

My Dealing With An Online Stalker

In the age of social media, it is becoming easier and easier to reach out and touch someone. Does that phrase sound familiar? It’s a catchphrase created by the marketing geniuses of AT&T. I doubt they had Twitter, Skype and Facebook in mind, though.

Today, the phone is no longer the only way to reach out and talk with someone. Do you have Skype on your computer? I have it and Skype is a great way to see and talk with someone.  It’s a little too easy!

What happened? Did I get a stalker? How about someone looking for love in all the wrong places? I do hope you’re sniffing that bait. Would you like to know what happened? How I dealt with it.  Continue reading

Why Are Your Comments, So Appreciated?

Over the years, I have noticed that YouTubers often ask for two simple things: Please leave a “Like” on this video. Please subscribe to my channel. Why? It is not just to grow a channel.

I can definitely say the same thing for my blog, Inspiration Point. It’s also true for many bloggers, too. Site visitors will come and they will go. If not for site trackers like StatsCounter and Google Analytics, we would never know about your visits.

Why do my YouTube friends ask for “Likes”, subs and comments? How does it relate to blogging? The following statement may sound strange; however, I will explain it. Here’s a hint: It has to do with the first sentence of this paragraph.

An open rebuke is far better than a love that is never expressedHow so?  How can someone clobbering you be better than a hidden like? What does this have to do with growing a blog, like Inspiration Point or a YouTube channel? 
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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

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.

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Is Heaven For Real? Thoughts On The Movie

Look at Earth from the HeavenA few weeks ago, I got to see “Heaven Is For Real” with some friends. After I watched the movie, it seems a good movie to talk about.

What is “Heaven Is For Real”? It’s a movie starring Greg Kinnear. He plays the father of a little boy, named Colton. Connor Corum plays the role of Todd’s son, Colton.

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, there is a good chance that you have heard of this movie. For me, it has been the subject of many pleasant conversations. It seems a nice move about the reality of Heave; as seen through the eyes of a four year old little boy.

Did you know that this film has stirred up some controversy? I’ll explain it, shortly.

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