For musical inspiration:
Yes, Rush, Spock's Beard(Neal Morse), Dreamtheater, Transatlantic, Led Zep, Black Crows, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, CSN&Y, Bad Company, Grand Funk Railroad, some Frank Zappa.
For lyrical inspiration:
Stephen Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith, Twila Paris, DC Talk, The Newsboys, Jars Of Clay, Caedmon's Call, David Crowder, Tim Hughes, Matt Redman, etc, and many many hymns.
I really like the sound of Rhodes, wurlys, FM and various pianos. B3's, Strings and pads, and acoustic guitar.
[This message has been edited by RW (edited 01-06-2004).]