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!

So Many Words

I got to go visit Jake at summer camp where he’s working for the summer.¬†Camp 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…

Names and Places

Names and places hold memories. Some are pleasant. Some are even painful. Some you try to erase. Some you embrace. All shape who you are. Cornwall:¬† My first day of school was scary. Bully boys challenging the teacher made my heart beat furiously. First rumblings of affection were cherished when pretty Miss Snyder thanked me for my gift of coconut…

Darkness Into Light

My son, Jake, and I can have some interesting conversations. Recently, we’ve debated a couple of Biblical stories. He’s mentioned on more than one occasion that he does not like the New International Version of the Bible. He prefers the good ole King James Version. The other night I was on Pinterest, pinning pins to my Christian Inspiration board. One…

A Still Small Voice

Three thousand elementary school children filled the concert hall of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra. You guessed it. The sound of that many voices was deafening. The musicians took their places. The maestro stepped to center stage without saying a word or gesturing for quiet. Slowly the din of voices diminished. Softly the director spoke. If you promise to keep from…

The Narrow Road

Our little family loves to explore! When a vacation is planned we don’t simply go…NO NO NO! We buy books and research the area. We find out-of-the-way places and little known areas of awesomeness. I mean, who else can say they’ve been coast to coast…in the upper Peninsula of Michigan? (Which I actually wouldn’t recommend. The “awesome” is few and…

Even If . . .

A few weeks ago our neighbor’s house was struck by lightning and caught fire. After being startled awake by the biggest, booming crack of thunder, and then drifting back to sleep for a few minutes, my dog Rose went to the door and began whining. I got up sleepily and went to let her out, when I saw the neighbor’s…

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