REST. REENGAGE. REPEAT.

WHEN YOU’RE RUNNING OUT OF STEAM…

“To more than a few of us, the Labor Day holiday can’t come soon enough.  
 
More than a few of us are all too familiar with the feeling that—instead of running our own lives—our lives are running us. A never-ending cycle of demands we can never quite stay on top of, leaving us out of breath and out of solutions. 

But whether life’s pressures keep us on the front lines, or relegate us to the sidelines, it is important to understand where our true source of direction, guidance, and ultimate victory will come from…”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2022/09/01/rest-reengage-repeat

INTO 2022

WHEN IT LOOKS LIKE THE SAME WILDERNESS…

“We’ve all seen the memes by now: 2020 was a trilogy.

And after a difficult duo, it’s hard to have much hope for another pandemic year.

At this stage, the only truly positive outcome would involve a magical way out. But, rapture beliefs aside, magic is one of the last things anyone is counting on this year.

Yet those in the family of Christ believe in a power much stronger than magic, and that is where our true hope for 2022 lies…”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2022/01/21/into-2022

THE GIFT OF YOU

WHEN THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH…

“It’s the Christmas season again. Time for tinsel and tales of Tiny Tim. Family and festivities. Giving.
 
But as much as we’d like to be as generous as we’re expected, sometimes it can all feel overwhelming, excessive, and a bit frustrating.
 
So how can we remember the true reason for this season when the world pulls our focus onto everything else?
 
Things that too often sap our spirits and shrink our hearts a few sizes too small.
 
But the reason that the world is so good at draining us, the reason it is never enough, is what Christmas is all about…”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2021/12/08/the-gift-of-you

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