Inspirational words to uplift and encourage.

We all need encouragement. Words that put a smile on our face and give us hope. SpringUpword exists for that reason alone. Contributors share from real life and uplift readers to the source of all life -- Christ!

Right On Time . . . at 7:08

We went on a local adventure over the weekend to a place called the Cliff House Inn overlooking the Arkansas Grand Canyon. It’s known for its sunrises and the Company’s┬áComin’ Pie – although I’d skip that (weird), but highly encourage the sweet potato fries (yum!) Before we went to bed we googled the sunrise time to be 7:08. That night,…

Tech vs. Touch

The tech guys are once again telling me it is a good way to spread the Gospel. Once again I am skeptical. Twenty-five years ago they talked my little church into buying a satellite dish. It cluttered the church landscape and created a seven thousand dollar debt. The city did not scramble to listen to a talking head behind a…

Beauty for Ashes

With so much water from hurricanes Harvey, and now Irma, it’s hard to believe much of the West is burning down. If only we could collect the deluge and pour it on the wildfires! As our family’s epic “Journey to Glacier” trip got closer, I became more aware of the wildfires in parts of Montana and the West. We hoped…

Embrace Your Black Heart

I work with an adorably spunky, four-foot something black heart. She actually has a heart of gold, but acknowledging her twisted sense of humor, she is a self-proclaimed black heart. You know the kind…laughs when your Mom goes to jail. Oh, you don’t know the kind? Me and Black Heart have a great working relationship and camaraderie. Although we aren’t…

Mysterious Things

We have covered many miles on our “Journey to Glacier” summer vacation! Road trips to explore new areas are always an adventure. New sights and experiences induce interesting conversations and deep pondering of mysterious things! Dinosaurs We met up with a knife-buddy of Tom’s who has discovered dinosaur bones on his Wyoming ranch. Dinosaurs! Triceratops! On. His. Land. How cool…

Creation’s Life Lessons

It’s summer and many of us are going on summer vacations. From the mountains to the valleys, to the oceans white with foam, and all the way to Iceland — everyone’s photos have been amazing! I’m a fan of nature! The Bible says no one has an excuse. The creation shouts of the Creator. The creation is full of lessons…

So Many Words

I got to go visit Jake at summer camp where he’s working for the summer.┬áCamp Yorktown Bay is a little piece of heaven on earth! I’ve missed my red-headed man-child! Lucky for me, I got to meet a bunch of new little friends…the Lion’s cabin! These kids were the sweetest! Politest! They’d get me a chair. They’d pour my water.…

Lead On!

It’s Father’s Day! Some of you will claim you have the best Dad ever. A fantastic Father! A top Pop!! Some of you may be thinking, your Dad was well-meaning, but a weak influence in your life. And then there are some of you whose Dad has hurt you. Emotionally. Physically. After all these years, you’re still dealing with issues…

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