In Search of The Mysterious City of Sin

Years ago, I lived in Phoenix, AZ. While living there, I met a troubled young man. He came to Arizona Bridge to Independent Living, for group counseling. “I must have done something wrong? God is angry with me,” says the young man. We were shocked and asked, “What happened?” Continue reading

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Minecraft, Blogging and Wise Counsel

For the past few months, I have been carefully watching some very talented entertainers. I am speaking of some men that I’ve mentioned on Inspiration Point. Why am I so interested in a bunch of YouTubers? I’ll give you, a hint. It has nothing to do with Minecraft.

When I discovered Paul Soares, BDoubleO and GenerikB, it became clear that they weren’t engaged in a hobby. They produce entertaining videos, for a living. As the owner of Inspiration Point, I can appreciate the work goes into such endeavors. It’s not easy. Why did I take such a keen interest? Continue reading

The Guide Dog

Years ago, I took some classes at Glendale Community College in Glendale, AZ. Glendale is a suburb of Phoenix and I was living in the downtown area of that city. While I was going to Glendale, I met a young blind woman and her guide dog. As Marlo was into disability advocacy, it was not hard to strike up a conversation.

Our conversations varied from advocacy, social issue, Star Trek and politics. I don’t think we got into religion. Why am I talking about Marlo? I just finished reading the March 26th segment of Our Daily Bread. The story is called “The Link To Life” and it’s written by Jennifer Schuldt. Guess what she wrote about? Continue reading

Somebody Does Cares!

A couple of years ago, my mother and I moved back into the Whiting area of Manchester Township. When I first lived in that area, it was largely empty and there were a few retirement homes. Whiting was the same as living out in the boonies.

When I left for Stockton State College in 1983, I never imagined living back here. It was too isolated an area and it was a 30 minute drive to either Toms River or Lakehurst. The road going to Lacey did not exist. Without public transportation, I would be totally stranded. Oh the joke would be on me, if I had talked with my Father on April 1, 1983! Continue reading

It’s Been FIVE Years!

This morning, I got a nice surprise when visiting the administrative page of my blog. As you may know, I use the WordPress blogging platform to power Inspiration Point. What is the nice little surprise? It was a message from WordPress.com.

Congratulation! It’s been 5 years since you started blogging with WordPress.com!”

If you check the Archive section then you will quickly learn my blog post was in March 2009. Yes, it has been that long and I’ve about 130 blog posts. Though it doesn’t sound like much; it is worth taking notice.

When I started, Inspiration Point was done through the free hosting service of WordPress.com. I took the free route because I wasn’t certain of how long my writing attempt would last.

I appreciate the many visitors who’ve come to Inspiration Point. I am talking about those who have commented on a blog post and those who simply stopped by. Site traffic is crucial to the life of any blog; Inspiration Point is no exception. It helps to have a way to track the comings and goings of one’s visitors.

It’s why I signed up for Google Analytic. With it, I have learned of the visitors from places like Sofia, Bulgaria, the many visitors living in New Jersey and California, and scattered across the globe.

Though my average site traffic is around 250 per month; I greatly appreciate the many visitors to Inspiration Point. It is still my earnest wish to see a greater # of site visitors. If it was a matter of churning out easy blog posts then I’d have soared past the 250 per month visitor traffic.

It’s not so simple. For me, Inspiration Point has a mission. What mission? It is to showcase the love of God, the Father. It’s about providing encouragement and illustrating how Jesus help me in many areas of my life. I am not the only person; who has overcome adversities. If you look through the Archives then you’ll discover stories of other people.

I am still committed to Inspiration Point and growing it. I have had a strong desire to include other writers. It was actually my plan to turn my blog into a “Guidepost” type blog site.

Is this a call for writers? Not yet. Rather, it is a call for prayer. As I struggle to wrap up this blog post with a request for prayer; the following Scripture comes to mind:

12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. [Ephesians 6:12]

No kidding! It is really a struggle to write and it’s a satisfying one. Yet, I must give credits to my Heavenly Father. God has provided the resources, the tools and guidance; I simply put forth the efforts.  Apart from Jesus, I could do nothing!

Here’s looking to more years of writing!