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!

Songs We Didn’t Know

I had a curious revelation with the hymnal in my childhood church. The hymnal was called Christ in Song. Believe it not, there were 949 songs. As I thumbed through the pages I found about 30 that I recall singing. Unless, that is, when the pastor chose a song among the 919. Mrs. Brown bravely attempted to play an introduction…

Brotherly Love

The city of brotherly love came as a shock to this country boy. I left the boarding house at 7 a.m. for school. Waiting for the trolley I noticed a man lying on the sidewalk. I ran to a nearby phone booth. The Philadelphia police dispatcher said, Mister, we can’t be bothered by an old drunk. He’ll sober up in…

His Name is Hope

I love this time of year! I love the cooler temps. I love the feel of wrapping up the busyness of the summer and slowing down a bit. Of course, I love hay bales, pumpkins, and mums too. And I love the challenge I give myself every year, to eat a new pumpkin-something!   Fall leads to Thanksgiving, my most favorite…

A Masterpiece of Praise

John requested that the elders of his church anoint him. His life was hanging by the proverbial thread. I listened carefully when he prayed. I expected him to cry out to God for healing. Not a word. Instead, he honored God for His majesty and power. His three-minute prayer was a masterpiece of praise. Many years ago I attended a…

DON’T YOU CARE?

The other day Tom asked me if I had written anything lately. To which I answered, “No, I’ve been sort of depressed.” He said maybe writing something would help. Maybe… I loved Bean. She was Rose’s puppy. The one delivered in the snow-apocalypse by Jake and the grossed-out Ben. Bean, the not so smart, not so brave, not so great looking…

I Am Lonely

In his dehydrated state Allen’s arms were dry and scaly. His lips were cracked and bloody. Walking required the assistance of a cane. His voice was slightly above a whisper. He cherished every visit from hospital staff. I asked him, Are you eager to get home? His answer was deeply sad. When I go home I’ll go home to nobody…

Finish the Race!

I have loved the Olympics this year! I love the patriotism. Let’s face it! In today’s world climate, the USA does not have the great respect she once had. It has been awesome to watch the athletes stand, hand over heart, with eyes fixed on the Stars & Stripes. With sometimes tears and most probably goosebumps, they sing along with…

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