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

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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

The Angry Letter

http://inspiration-point.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/quote-anger-makes-you-smaller-while-forgiveness-forces-you-to-grow-beyond-what-you-are.jpgThe other day, I finished rewriting an old work of fiction. The story is called “Easy To Say Forgive“. I based it, on a proposed YouTube skit. Though the skit never saw the light; the story seems worth the telling. Once finished, a thought came to mind.

Why not share about the angry letter? Did I really get an angry letter? Yes, I did receive such a letter.

A few weeks ago, I sent an email to a casual friend. A short time later, I get a reply from the friend. His reply had the effect of shocking me and grieving my heart. I was shocked because the guy never replied to my earlier emails. I was grieved because the man was obviously upset with me. Continue reading

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