Inspirational Collections

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

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    He Listens

    Psalms 116:1-2 (ESV) 1 I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. 2 Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. In my reading today, the reading plan led me to one of my favorites of the four Gospels, and my favorite chapter in Psalms. I was amazed at how the 116 chapter of Psalms paralleled with the first chapter of Luke. Each begins with hearing. Only the thing that is amazing is, it’s not focused on our hearing, but God’s. It doesn’t specifically say if David wrote this Psalm, but it sounds…

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    Railway To The Moon

    On this day in 1868, the world’s first mountain climbing railway opened. The Mount Washington Cog railway uses a rack and pinion system to climb the treck to Mount Washington. Still in existence today, it stops just short of the mountain’s summit. A man who had built a business, lost it in the panic of 1837, and rebuilt a fortune, conceived the idea. Sylvester Marsh was a man who knew how to take advantage of opportunity and challenge. The idea for the railroad first began, as he lost his way on a hike. Many called his idea insane, and him “Crazy Marsh”. When he asked for a charter, one man…

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    Watercolor This Old House

    This watercolor reminds me of the old Gospel song. “This old house I’m living in, is needing repair.” Rather than write the whole song I’ll mention the end. “I’m going to fix them if I can get the time, but all I’m thinking about lately, is leaving on my mind.” Christian and Athiest agree, our world is in trouble. The one thing all groups admit, is there are problems. All I can say is, I’ve brought my every problem to Jesus, and He’s gave me victory through it all. It’s why our house is serving The Lord, and looking for Him to take us truly home!

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    Who Writes Your Story?

    Have you ever read the story of Cyrano de Bergerac? It’s written by man, considered a classic, and ends in tragedy. Have you ever read the life of Job? It’s written by God, filled with challenge, and ends in joy. The difference is not in the person, both faced great battles. The difference is in the writer. God will allow us to write our own stories but they will end like Cyrano. Or we can ask God to write them, and they’ll end like Job. The Bible says Job’s life ended full of days. Full means basically saturated. He was completely full at the end of his life. Cyrano ends…

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    God, The Blue Jay, And Me

    Has God ever given you something you wanted, but don’t remember asking for? Perhaps it was something big, something small, or a small thing that was big to you. He did that for me this week, and while most may not be impressed by the gift, I most definitely was. Most who know me know that I like to paint and draw all kinds of things. While I love drawing birds especially, there is one bird that I found extremely difficult to paint. Drawing it is a little easier, but I think it was last year before I ever drew it successfully. This week, I painted a blue jay I…

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    Disguised Opportunities

    Pastor Denny Livingston sparked something in my spirit through last night’s Message at Point Of Mercy on The Pursuit Of Better. Then Pastor Jason and Brittany Pitter have added to it on their broadcast The Morning Show. Along these lines, I began to think of the last time we took Nick to the doctor. I thought of how for ten years we would trade wherever we were, to be with our child. Nick is okay, but he did not want to be there. I didn’t want him to be sick, but I was thankful to be able to have a child to take to the doctor. It’s a wonderful reminder…

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    Today’s Victory

    Today I woke up in a home filled with God’s love, in a full house. I woke up knowing God was for me, and my wife was beside me. I saw our son sleeping in the bed, and our dog anxious for a movement. All of this may seem arbitrary, but I remember when I didn’t even have a room of my own, much less a house. I remember when I went to bed alone, hoping and praying for someone to share my life with. I remember ten years of praying for a child of our own. I even remember how many times our little dog kept us company while…

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    God’s Tears

    Jeremiah 4:19 (ESV)19 My anguish, my anguish! I writhe in pain! Oh the walls of my heart! My heart is beating wildly; I cannot keep silent, for I hear the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war. The verse above in Jeremiah records how Jeremiah feels about the destruction of his people. It strikes me that as much as it pained Jeremiah, it hurt God more. What sent pain through the walls of the Prophet’s heart, broke the heart of God. I remembered The Lord Jesus weeping over Jerusalem, morning for the loss of His children. His entire plan for Israel was salvation, and they rejected Him repeatedly. I…

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    Sketch Calf

    Malachi 4:2 (KJV)2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. Saw a photo of a small calf and sketched this. The Scripture comes to mind of how He cares for us just as a farmer does a new calf.