YOUR SPIRITUAL SALT

WITH NO FOOD IN SIGHT…

“November. A month of cool nights and brisk days. Of athletic and political contests. Gathering and celebrations. The harvest month. The month of Thanksgiving.

But what do we do when our festivities are hampered by hardships, and the joy that feeds our hearts has been drained without a morsel of relief?

How can we learn to give thanks in all circumstances, as Paul urges in 1 Thessalonians, when circumstances are disappointing at best or at worst, too painful to bear?”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2021/11/06/your-spiritual-salt

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

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

BREATH OF FRESH GRACE

WHEN YOU CAN’T CATCH A BREAK…

“Even without masks in the mix, the pandemic hasn’t given us many chances to catch our breath.

But through the eye of this very long and seemingly never-ending storm, God is giving us an incredible opportunity to strengthen our spiritual arsenal, and one of the most powerful gifts He is helping us develop is the gift of grace…”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2021/05/11/breath-of-fresh-grace

OPENING NEW DOORS

WHEN THEY’VE THROWN AWAY THE KEY…

Even without a global pandemic, it can feel like the world is swallowing us up.

And during Holy Week, as Christians begin to cycle through the complicated emotions accompanying history’s most confounding course of events, it’s easy to find ourselves asking, “Why?”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2021/04/04/opening-new-doors

SPRING CLEAN YOUR SPIRIT

EVEN IF IT’S BEEN AWHILE…

This is the time of year that sends a lot of us digging through cluttered closets, cabinets, and drawers to clean out and clean up.

But consider what we might be able to accomplish if we were just as intentional about caring for our souls?”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2021/03/19/spring-clean-your-spirit

THE SCENT OF SPRING

AFTER A LONG WINTER…

“After 2020, we don’t have the most positive association with the month of March.

But with case counts dropping and vaccine counts rising, we may finally be at the start of a brand new season of a brand new year.

And if you think about it, that’s exactly what spring is. A time for new beginnings, new life, and new hope…”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2021/03/04/the-scent-of-spring

YOU ARE LOVED

EVEN WHEN YOU’RE NOT FEELING IT…

“Love is a word that gets tossed around very easily, but is not always understood. A lot of people, particularly around a holiday like Valentine’s Day, see it as frivolous, silly, or fake.

But most of us don’t always realize or acknowledge how very basic the human need for love is….”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2021/02/24/you-are-loved

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