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!

Are You Running on Empty?

I love my sister-in-law Jen. She’s nice. She’s pretty. She’s fun. She has that sweet, kind, gentle-teacher way about her. But bless her heart! She has a dirty little secret. She lives on E. Well at least her gas tank does. She’s always empty and it’s a problem. For real. If we were all betting sorts, she’d be a sure…

Crank Up the Volume!

Two years ago I attended a Vocal Majority concert.  They sing barbershop style. When the curtain went up their red blazers and white trousers dazzled. Those 144 men sent chills up my spine. I felt like singing with them. Almost every song featured the high tenors. Just when I thought they had reached their highest note, they went higher. When…

Who ARE You?

Have you ever been disappointed? Let down in a situation you thought you had a pretty good handle on? Have you ever been disappointed in someone who you thought you knew? At the least, have you ever incorrectly sized someone up and put them in the wrong box? We have never routinely done homework or obsessed with our kids’ school…

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 Comin’ 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…

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