Inspirational Collections

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

  • Inspirational Collections,  Short Stories,  Thoughts

    Beside Myself Twice – A Story About Making Decisions

    Often we wrestle not with our choices, but ourselves. The following is a story about that, dreams, and God’s Will. A young actor named Irwin sat on the side of his bed. He had wrestled all week with what to do. If he chose wrong, it could cost him everything. If he chose right, he could still lose it all. He had barely slept all week, and didn’t expect it to be any better tonight. He would have been surprised how easily he drifted off, had he been awake to realize it. He was gone before he knew it. His mind drifted from dream to dream, with a hazy connection…

  • Holidays,  Inspirational Collections,  Thoughts

    An Example And A Dream

    Before the famous words “I have a dream” we’re spoken, Dr King’s Father dreamed. I was privileged to read his Father’s biography many years ago. I was blessed to read of a man who began with very little, and didn’t only succeed, he helped others to do so. As a son then I could understand the inspiration of a great father. As a dad now I am reminded of the important responsibility of being an inspiration. We do what is right because it is pleasing to God, and because it is right. We also should be mindful that what we do is a roadmap for our children. Whether it’s an…

  • Inspirational Collections,  Thoughts

    What A Beautiful Sound

    I’m listening to a happy little boy as he imagines some adventure filled with heroes. There was a yesterday when we dreamed of these moments, hoping that one day this quiet house would be filled with the sounds of our now. A couple of things happened today to remind us of how miraculous the lives we live are. Through no merit of our own we are blessed to be the parents of a precious, healthy, handsome, smart, little boy. We’re far from perfect, but we never want to take these things for granted. We are not only parents, we are Nicholas’ parents. God didn’t just give us a child, He…

  • Inspirational Collections,  Motivational

    The Rock And The Be.

    13 He made him ride on the high places of the land, and he ate the produce of the field, and he suckled him with honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock. Deuteronomy 32:13 (ESV) 16 But he would feed you with the finest of the wheat, and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.” Psalms 81:16 (ESV) At Point Of Mercy they’ve been singing a beautiful song called Honey In The Rock. It is taken from both Deuteronomy and Psalms. Such amazing lyrics, but for me it also connects with the producer of honey, the bee in two ways. First there are…

  • Holidays,  Inspirational Collections,  Motivational,  Thoughts

    New Year’s Eve, Thinking, And An Oil Change

    Today is New Year’s Eve, we talk a lot about the ending of it, and the beginning of tomorrow, but how are you starting today? I started it by waking up, or rather my alarm waking me up and going to the car dealership for an oil change. As I write this, I’m waiting for them to open in about an hour. It’s not how I would want to start the day, but the sooner you get here, the sooner you get to leave. I’m the first in line this time. That’s the real reason I’m here, so that I can get back to my family as soon as possible.…

  • Christmas,  Holidays,  Inspirational Collections,  Motivational

    What Do You Call It?

    Today is known by different names, St. Stephen’s Day, the second day of Christmas, and Boxing Day. For others it’s considered the day after a celebration. Each is true, but all of these views hold something special. If you celebrate Boxing Day, it’s a day of generosity. If it’s St. Stephen’s Day, we remember a man who gave his life for his faith. If you call it the second day of Christmas, then you recognize it as a journey with Jesus that goes beyond a single day. For those who struggle with it as the day after, where depression is a real battle, I’d like to encourage you today. The…

  • Christmas,  Holidays,  Inspirational Collections

    The Prince Of Peace

    13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Ephesians 2:13-14 (KJV) On this day were born two men, Major General George Patton IV, the son of the famous World War II General Patton, and Mayor Manfred Rommel. This man was the son of the German Field Marshall Rommel. While the younger Patton was stationed in Germany, the two became friends. On the eve of Christmas, it reminds me of another time when a Child brought peace…

  • Christmas,  Holidays,  Inspirational Collections,  Motivational,  Thoughts

    The Other Benedict Arnold

    On this day in 1615, the other Benedict Arnold was born. This was not the infamous one from the American Revolution, but his Great Grandfather. He was was president, and then governor, of the Rhode Island colony serving for a total of 11 years. Among his other descendants were two naval heroes and brothers, Commodores Oliver and Matthew Perry. Senator Stephen Douglas, who lost the Presidency to Abraham Lincoln, was also among his family. What struck me most was, the phrase President Benedict Arnold was a reality. Finding this historical fact shows once again, not only is anything possible, at Christmas you still discover the unexpected. It also encourages me.…