Inspirational Collections

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

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    Inktober Trap Door

    Today’s Inktober word was trap, so I drew a trap door. Unlike a trap, a trap door is a friend, if you’re a magician that is. It’s built into the act. It’s a way of getting out of some sticky situations. God said with every tribulation, or trial, He would make a way of escape. If you’re in a battle, don’t ask if there’s a way out, ask God to show you the way out. He is The Door to any locked room, whether it’s a problem, addiction, or circumstance, He will always bring us out, if we ask. He will wait until the right moment, but at the appropriate…

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    My Current Palette

    So my favorite traveling watercolor tin had worn so that it wouldn’t stay closed. When it’s the one you keep in your backpack, that’s a problem. I had got tired of adding tape each time. So I took a similar tin, not so worn, and moved my colors to it.  In the process, I was able to add two more pans, bringing my travel palette to 14 colors. The colors already in my palette were great, but these definitely add something. How long has it been since you’ve added something to your mental palette? The danger of getting older isn’t the aches and pains to me. It’s the settling in…

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    Inktober iPainting Sand Dune

    Today’s inktober prompt was dune. A sand dune is a large mass of wind blown sand. It’s big enough to stand on, but the wind that blew it there, can also blow it away again. It reminded me of the parable of Jesus. The one concerning the house built on the sand, and the one built on the rock. In 2020, it’s important to have a firm foundation. That way you’ll be secure when the wind starts blowing.

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    Inktober iPainting Hope

    So inktober is a drawing challenge, and the word for today was Hope. Over 2,000 years ago, Hope made a stand against sin. Christ’s sacrifice defeated sin, opening a door to Salvation to all those who believe. In 2020, the Cross still points upwards to Heaven, outward calling whosoever will, and reaches down to our foundations, giving us a new life to build on!

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    I Believe In Writers

    I can remember wanting to write a book since at least 8 years old. I was dictating things before that. For some reason, and I don’t even remember what sparked it, writing was important. Writing a book was an accomplishment. I still believe that. Over thirty some books later, I still get excited at the possibilities of completing a book. I also get excited about the possibility of encouraging other writers to write. There is the story of how C.S. Lewis inspired to J. R. R. Tolkien to complete The Lord Of The Rings. Writing isn’t about the writer being important, it’s about the importance of learning, sharing, and listening.…

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    Happiness And Harvest

    2 Chronicles 30:10-11 (ESV) 10 So the couriers went from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh, and as far as Zebulun, but they laughed them to scorn and mocked them.  11 However, some men of Asher, of Manasseh, and of Zebulun humbled themselves and came to Jerusalem. Hezekiah sent couriers, reaching out to all of Israel, to return them to The Lord. Notice that, in the verse above, some laughed, and some were humbled. It’s even likely that, some of those who began laughing, humbled themselves when conviction took over. How you start doesn’t dictate how you finish. The interesting thing is, the first ones it…

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    Sketch Grow Where You’re Planted

    This is a sketch of an acorn on a leaf, carried who knows where by the water. You may not be planted where you expected to, but that doesn’t stop you from growing. Be patient in the sowing process, then grow where you’re planted!

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    Watercolor Fall Waterfall

    This watercolor showcases two things that are beautiful, fall and waterfalls, which have a puzzling name. While there is logic behind there names, I still have a question. How do these two amazing things acquire a name we usually attach bad things too? Yes, leaves fall, and so does water, but the term fall usually denoted something bad. It’s a lot like our life, some of the greatest events that happen to us, when they occur, appear as a problem. However, like the items in the picture, if we look for them, they can reveal beauty. What are you facing today? I would like to ask you to consider doing…

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    Questions, Chains, And Commands

    2 Chronicles 33:9 (ESV) 9 Manasseh led Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem astray, to do more evil than the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the people of Israel. 2 Chronicles 33:16 (ESV) 16 He also restored the altar of the LORD and offered on it sacrifices of peace offerings and of thanksgiving, and he commanded Judah to serve the LORD, the God of Israel. I believe Manasseh was sincere in his repentance, I truly too. My concern was what he did after he repented. That’s where I think an issue occurred. For those unfamiliar, he was a King Of Judah. The son of one of the greatest kings…

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    The Keeper

    2 Peter 2:9 (ESV) 9 then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous …” Six times in the Bible, the specific phrase “The Lord Knows” is there. Three in the Old Testament, and three in the New Testament. Whatever your season, God both knows how to bring you out, to keep you through, and to bring you in. This is our comfort and strength in 2020. We go to worship The Keeper with our family at Point Of Mercy today at 10. Can’t wait to see you there!