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

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

REVIVE YOUR RHYTHM

WHEN YOUR FEET ARE DRAGGING…

We’ve been out of step for a while now. Over a year in fact.
 
A year without gatherings and festivities. A year without opportunities to comfort and celebrate. A year without each other.
 
And as true re-opening buds with the spring, it’s not easy to imagine what the next steps should be…

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2021/04/16/revive-your-rhythm

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

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