These inspirational thoughts were written at different times during my long career as a Christian academic. They represent some of the thoughts that I have shared at church gatherings, Bible study groups and more recently at a juvenile detention center for boys. The themes are all based on the Bible. Since these thoughts are mine, the writings will be an expression of how I interpret the scripture texts that I have referenced. Some of the writings include a strong appeal to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. Others emphasize the need to have a deeper walk with Christ and highlight the blessings and challenges that accompany that deeper walk. I do pray that you will find something among these writings that is helpful to you.