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

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The Words We Speak

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

When We Practice To Assume

The other day, I received an email from a friend. He’s really isn’t an actual friend; rather, the man is a YouTube entertainer. For several months, I’ve sent emails and tweets to this guy. I had assumed the friend was okay with it. Suddenly, I get the following:

Please don’t contact me or my family! Though you have good intentions; you have the execution of a bull in a china shop!”  I’m paraphrasing the actual comment. My friend was a lot more gracious than I am being. What did I do wrong?
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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