For 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? 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
Would you like to help, with a book that I’m writing? Some time ago, I talked about writing an anthology of stories and it was to be my first book. Guess what? I am not talking about it; rather, I am doing it. :)
I am working on the first draft for a chapter based on a story that I wrote, for this blog. What’s the name of the story? On January 2014, I wrote a blog post called “A Lesser Human? Really?” You will have to read the old blog story and find out what it is about.
As a typical chapter is a lot bigger than your average blog post; you can guess the amount of details that I need to add. Here is where you can help! What should I put in that chapter? What details would be better suited for chapter two?
If you read that blog story, then you’re going to discover a second blog story and it’s called “A Summer of Hell“. This blog story is definitely an emotionally rough story; as it deals with dramatic emotional and physical abuse. Should this be a second chapter?
My overall theme is overcoming depression and a low self-worth. I am asking for comments on what I could add. I am tentatively considering two other chapters and they have to deal with a healthy self-image.
One chapter is based on a story that I wrote called “The Builder“. It’s about how God, the Father sees us; as opposed to Man. The other one is tentatively called “Come Out of Your Hidey Hole” and it’s about building confidence.
Any ideas? I’d love to hear from you.
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
I honestly didn’t give it much thought.
A week ago, a friend sent a link to an entertaining Christmas song. At first, I chuckled and enjoyed it.
This morning, I am considering a good story, on Christmas. It’s Christmas and NOT Xmas. The lovely little Christmas song came to mind. I decided to give “Say Merry Christmas” a second look. I didn’t just revisit the link; I looked up the actual YouTube page. What did I find? Continue reading
Let’s face it. YouTube is one of the fastest growing arenas for entertainment. It is also a great place to find help on a variety of topics. Did you know there are hurting people seeking help, with depression or plain stress? Would you believe that Christians can have a powerful impact through something like a video game? 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