MADE NEW

WHEN LIFE FALLS AWAY…

“It’s that time of year again. Crisp air and cool breezes. Sweaters and hot chocolate. Trees ablaze with deepening hues.

But what do we do when the warmth of autumn fades and the last leaf falls away, leaving us bare and bereft?”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2021/10/09/made-new

ANOINTED IN LIGHT

WHEN THE WORLD SEEMS DARK…

“We’re a year and a half into the pandemic and the headlines have not improved.

At this point, many of us are wondering how much more the world can take. How much longer our economy and infrastructure can hold up against wave after wave of bleakness, division, and loss.

But no matter what the latest media report says, there is good news for all of us, even in a world we barely recognize…”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2021/09/04/anointed-in-light

TRUE SUCCESS

WHEN YOU’RE SCARED OF FAILING…

“For many states across the country, August means another “back to school” season… teeming with excitement — and anxiety.

But whether we are anxious about our ability to excel in school or any other venture, it’s helpful to remember the true source of success, even when the world tries to convince us we’ve failed…”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2021/08/13/true-success

FREE TO SOAR

WHEN YOUR FEEL WEIGHED DOWN…

“Whether it is the chains of government tyranny, current events, secular pressures, personal trials, or sin itself, we can all relate to feeling weighed down by a world seeking to do anything but set us free.

As we celebrate another anniversary of political freedom in our country and the sacrifices it required, it is also a tremendous opportunity to consider the freedom that awaits us in the kingdom of heaven.

A chance to turn our steps away from the pitfalls that keep us from our true purpose and highest calling…”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2021/07/01/free-to-soar

LEAVING 2020

WITH ONE THING TO HOLD ONTO…

“Twenty-twenty is over. Finally.

Not the jokes or memes. Not the social, economic, or political repercussions. And certainly not the coronavirus.

After nine months of disappointment, whatever hope we are entering 2021 with is guarded at best…”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2021/01/03/leaving-2020

FINDING YOUR FOOTING

ON SHAKY GROUND…

“This has been a year of many things, but above all, it has been a year of fear.

And now that flu season has re-entered the scene, COVID case counts are climbing with a vengeance.

Fear.

Last week, I sent dozens and dozens of students home due to contact tracing on positive cases.

Fear.

Then, a fellow teacher and friend tested positive. Someone I had most definitely been within six feet of. And I developed a cough and a sore throat.

Fear.

So what do you do when you’ve been hit from all sides? When your plans can’t possibly keep up with the ever-changing and increasingly-unpleasant circumstances of the day, hour, or even minute?”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2020/11/19/finding-your-footing