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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The Dreaded “M” Word

Inspiration Point (1326461099)First, I would love to thank the many visitors to Inspiration Point. I trust that you are enjoying the new look. I really do appreciate the visitors coming from different parts of the United States and beyond.

 

When I created Inspiration Point, my vision is that of a magazine supplying encouraging stories of overcoming adversities. One day, I hope to post writings from other writers or appropriate videos.

Let’s get down to business, shall we? What is the dreaded “M” word? I will tell you. There’s actually two words: ministry and money. What am I talking about? Continue reading

The Words We Speak

The other day, I was considering a new topic for Inspiration Point. As I talked with my Heavenly Father, a specific idea came to mind. If you read the title, then you already know it. It centers on the words we speak.

How shall I share this story? This story begins with an old memory coming into the light. What is this memory? How does it relate to the title? Let’s just say that my father was never one to consider his words or their hurtfulness.  Continue reading

His Truth Sets Us, Free!

Do you like surprises? I can certainly enjoy them and I’ve gotten some nice ones. I’m also a believer in inspiration coming from anywhere. What am I talking about?

On July 20th, I came for what I thought would be a typical Sunday morning service at Shore Vineyard. There is just one problem. It was not a typical Sunday, even for us. For starter, the announcement was done in English and Chinese. It continued all throughout the day.

“What’s going on,” you ask? I will let my friend and pastor explain this unusual scenario in “His Truth Will Set You, Free!“. The link will take you to my church’s media page. Just click on the audio file with the same name.

Why am I sharing this? Brett did not give a sermon or a typical Sunday message. Rather, he shared his personal story or testimony. While listening, I felt the story needed sharing and warranted a blog post.

The story is told in both Chinese and English. As such, Brett’s story proved to be entertaining and insightful. I’d invite you to go and listen to the audio and I trust you’ll be blessed by it.

When We Practice To Assume

The other day, I received an email from a friend. He’s really isn’t an actual friend; rather, the man is a YouTube entertainer. For several months, I’ve sent emails and tweets to this guy. I had assumed the friend was okay with it. Suddenly, I get the following:

Please don’t contact me or my family! Though you have good intentions; you have the execution of a bull in a china shop!”  I’m paraphrasing the actual comment. My friend was a lot more gracious than I am being. What did I do wrong?
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