This morning, I asked the following question in a Google+ Community. Are you afraid of being seen as different or weird? I asked this question in a community for Christians. It’s too early for any kind of reaction.
For me, I really don’t think about it. Why? I didn’t have a choice; as I was born with disabilities. As a child, there is no escaping the obvious facts. I was born, both nearsighted and hard of hearing. Let’s not kid ourselves; it’s going to be noticed.
As a Christian, this reality has not changed. I am still going to be perceived as different; it simply became more noticeable. At the age of 50, one does get used to the idea of being different.
Hey, I did not say that “I’ve arrived! NOT! ” For the average Christian, the fear of being different is not so easily overcome. I know about those fears; as I experienced similar fears, when growing up.
The more things change; the more they remain the same! Did you know that quote is straight from Ecclesiastes 1:9? Would you like to read about some truths that really helped me? Continue reading
Have you seen it? There is an ad on YouTube featuring a self-help guru. It features a man standing in a garage and there’s a nearby Lamborghini.
What is it about? How does such an ad come to be mentioned here, on a Christian blog site? How does Stephen Curry fit into this? Please continue reading and you’ll find out. Continue reading
Father’s Day is fast approaching and it’s been on my heart, to write something. It sounds like a great idea; however, I am not a father. What shall I write? While I am not a parent; I do appreciate the value of a father, in a person’s life. What brought this up? Continue reading
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.