The VOICE of Inspiration

By Don Lindsey

Recently, I’ve hit a bit of a crossroads when it comes to my emotional and mental health.  Generally, when I am at that point, I’ll start to look for things that I find inspirational to help turn this frame of mind around.  Unfortunately, I am struggling with that, so I am going to use the column this week to call on the readers for help.

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece about Candy’s Cat’s Inc. that highlighted the wonderful things that they do for Apopka and the surrounding communities.  My idea was to showcase area organizations, businesses, or people that do positive things for the folks of our area every couple of weeks or so.  I’m now looking to move the weekly focus of my columns to that idea.  I have direction for next week’s column, a community organization who helps with the needs of homeless people but going beyond that, I would like to ask those who read these to give me some ideas on topics for future columns.  I’ve lived in Apopka for 6 years, however I’m still not completely familiar with our entire area. So, if you know of or are inspired by something that you find to be a positive source in our community then please comment below this article or email me at  Include the name of the place or person, and anything else you can provide to help with my researching process such as examples of their kindness, websites, or people to interview.  I will read each comment or email and will make a list of all suggestions.  I plan on this being a continuing series so there’s no limit to submitting ideas/places for me to write about.

I for one am constantly worried about the current state of our society.  With all the violence and other negative influences, we see unfold through newscasts and the like, it’s easy for me to find myself losing faith in the world we’re raising our children in.  However, I am finding that when I learn of something good or people doing good things, that loss of faith isn’t as overwhelming.  There are examples of hope for our future in the people of this area.  Every day we see that so it’s my goal to shine a light on the positivity.  Not only will writing and learning about those situations help my overall outlook but maybe it will help those who share my concern.  So, I’m looking for inspiration……  Who’s got some?  God bless and have a wonderful week.

Don Lindsey is a follower of Christ, son, husband, father, and a survivor.  Originally from Dayton Ohio, and resident of Apopka for six years, Don sees his life as a dedication to his wife, parents, children, and community.


  1. To Don Lindsey
    If you are looking for inspiration check out Next Step Ministry at Apopka’s First Baptist Church on Monday nights at 5:30 when 40-45 volunteers gather for prayer and instructions before serving a hot meal to the 40-50 homeless or needy. Our goals are to help them take the next step toward changing their circumstances, to let them know there is hope, and that there are those who care about them. Most of all that there is One who loves them so much that He gave His life that they might have an abundant life forever.
    This ninetyfour year old receives a blessing each time I serve.

    If you have questions the church’s number is 407 886-2628. I know Pastor David Schorejs would be happy to hear from you. You will find him to be a very caring pastor.


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