Have 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
When 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
Some 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
A 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.
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
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.