WISDOM’S CHILDREN

WHEN THE QUESTIONS ARE HARD…

“As July wanes into August, thoughts of education are waxing into focus for many families. The anticipation of preschool, primary, secondary, and college classes for the cherished future we seek to bestow upon our children.

But in this season of sending children off in search of knowledge, perhaps the more valuable question is should we also send them—and ourselves—in search of wisdom?”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2022/07/25/wisdoms-children

BORN FREE

WHEN YOU’RE FEELING CONFINED…

“Freedom is a condition we were all born for… a gift our Creator always intended to bestow upon us…

The freedom to choose our own path, forge our own futures. Even when it means making mistakes–even when it means that we are going to hurt others and disappoint him…”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2022/06/30/born-free

LET THE CHILDREN COME

AND DO NOT HINDER THEM…

“This Memorial Day has been preceded by a grim hour for our nation’s children.
 
Even among secular belief systems, children are the most precious members of humankind. A treasure to be protected and the emblem of a brighter future.
 
But the Bible is even clearer about the value of children to God….”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2022/05/30/let-the-children-come

VICTORY IN JESUS

3 LESSONS OF EASTER…

“Tomorrow is Easter. Resurrection Day. A day of triumph and redemption. Of joy and feasting.
 
The morning of deliverance that follows the darkness of sin and death.
 
This week, I have attempted a fairly extensive study of Jesus’s activities each day of Holy Week, and here are 3 messages of hope I have taken away from God’s Word about this time….”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2022/05/03/victory-in-jesus

BETTER THAN LUCK

THE POWER OF *YET* AND *ALREADY*…

“Everyone feels unlucky sometimes. And for the past two years, the entire world has felt the sting of less than favorable winds.

We might want to chime in with Job when he said, “Why does the Almighty not set times for judgment? Why must those who know him look in vain for such days?”
 
The answer to that question, friends, lies in the power of two words: “yet” and “already…”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2022/03/21/better-than-luck

TRUSTING GOD

WHEN HE’S HARD TO FIND…

“Sometimes trusting God is easy.

In so many infinite and indescribable ways, he can show up when we least expect it and utterly transform our lives…

But there are other times when it’s much harder to trust him, or even find him.

Times when the trials and threats of the world sideline not only our circumstances but our sense of inner security and peace.

Times when we wonder what we are going to do, how much we will stand to lose, and why God seems so far away throughout it all…”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2022/03/05/trusting-god

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

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

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