Inspirational Collections

Our Inspirational Collections include Bible Studies, our Edification Series, and more.

  • Holidays,  Inspirational Collections

    Vaults Of Opportunity

    Washington’s farewell address, Lincoln at Gettysburg, Theodore Roosevelt’s speak softly carry a big stick, and finally Dr King’s speech on the steps of the nation. These are uniquely American, pivotal words that wooed a nation. Each of these calls to action, asked America to rise to her greatest potential. While there have been a handful of others, few have impacted our continent as they have. Dr King’s words spoke to freedom, equality, and the march towards a better future. Growing up, I saw all these speeches, not as commentary on where we may or may not be, but what we could achieve together. Free, and equal Americans, working towards improving…

  • Holidays,  Inspirational Collections

    Step In Time

    Step in time, it’s the title of a song from Mary Poppins. It’s sung by Dick Van Dyke, playing Bert the Chimney Sweep. It also strikes me, as what today is, for all of us. My son Nicholas step in time, is holding onto things, planning for the day he doesn’t have to hold on any longer. My step in time is to lead him safely forward. This day is the first step in time, of 2020, a new year, and a new decade. What does the future hold? What will be the stories that unfold? Neither of us can answer that question today, we can only make a step…

  • Holidays,  Inspirational Collections

    Dec Thirty … First

    For some of us December 31, is viewed as the end of the year. For others, like Sir Anthony Hopkins, and Ben Kingsley, it’s the anniversary of their very first day. The 31 is their birthday, and the last day of their year. Many this 12/31 will talk about the newness of tomorrow, and it will be grand. Yet, like our birthday members, today can be our Day One. We don’t have to wait until tomorrow to begin a new way of life. Today, we can walk away from something, either harmful, or not in our best interest. We can start walking towards a better future before the noisemakers, and…

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    A Timeless Greeting

    The message of Christmas is timeless, as a man named Bob found out, while looking for the perfect card. Bob had been a greeting card artist and writer for twenty years. He had written everything about every holiday, and had struggled in the summer to write his quota this year. However now it actually was the holidays. You don’t write holiday cards during Thanksgiving and Christmas. The problem was, last year, a publisher friend had convinced him to write a book about his career. It was almost a how to guide for those who wanted a career in the industry. The last three chapters were due the twenty seventh of…

  • Holidays,  Inspirational Collections,  Motivational

    Our Son Nicholas

    I pray he’ll be a Wiseman, he may one day be a Shepherd. Either way, our precious boy will know, that he is not only the gift we wanted this Christmas, but the answer to years of prayer. It’s so fitting that, on a December Sunday, we will stand before God, to Dedicate our child. Dedication is a promise, to raise him in the love, and presence of faith in Jesus. That is our ultimate goal for our child, to love God. Because He loved us enough, to place Nicholas in our arms. This time of year, has always been, as far as I can remember, my favorite season. From…

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    Everyday Is Thanksgiving

    Today, the day before Thanksgiving, our baby boy is 8 months old. The Lord placed the desire for Nicholas Asher Pruitt in our hearts before we ever held him in our arms. Now I can truly say, the fulfillment is better than the dream. When you’ve longed for a child, and every circumstance tells you that it won’t happen, it’s, well hard to describe. You have to hold on to the promise God gave you before you knew the circumstances. That doesn’t mean it’s not hard, but without God, even the waiting would be impossible. When you receive your blessing, the struggle makes every moment more precious. Yes there are…

  • Gallery,  Inspirational Collections,  Sketches

    Sketch Inktober Light In The Dark

    Today’s Inktober prompt was dark, but there is nothing greater than light breaking the darkness to illuminate our path. David said God’s Word is a Lamp to our feet, and a light to our path. Jesus said strive to enter the street called straight. He provides the light to take the steps needed to bring you safely home!

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    Sketch Inktober Words, Spirit, Life

    The Inktober prompt today was Ghost, and since The Spirit Of God, and His leading in our lives is so important to me, I thought of the verse in John. John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. Also, thirty one years ago, at 1:40 am, between the 22 and 23, God’s Spirit filled my life. His leading, His presence, and His peace, are what have made me the man I am today.

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    Better Than Okay

    Genesis 22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen. Many Bible students are familiar with the words Jehovah-jireh. They know that it means The Lord will provide, but more specifically, it translates that God will see to it. He will see to it that all we go through will not stand in the way of His blessings in our life. Will we have obstacles, yes. Will there be questions, of course. Will there be times when we cry, yes. Even Jesus wept, and before we debate the meaning of that Verse,…

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    A Recipe That Feeds Everyone

    Thanksgiving is coming up, did you know some people eat something besides turkey, and it’s a tradition? Cioppino, is a seafood stew, created by Italian American fishermen in the 1800s. When a fisherman came back empty handed, the other fishermen would chip in a little of their catch, so the man could feed his family. That’s how the community survived, and created something in the process. This dish is what many Italians serve for Thanksgiving. People caring for other people unselfishly, always produces more than expected. We aren’t compassionate for a return on our investment, but you cannot invest in others without reaping the benefits. The return may not come…