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

BE BOLD!

EVEN IF YOU’RE USED TO HIDING…

“As a new season of re-gathering and re-opening has begun after a long year, it’s easy to feel a little unsure as we ease our way back into the world we have been hiding from for so long.

But if we re-frame our thinking about this time of transition from venturing out into unfamiliar territory to exploring new opportunities, it’s amazing how much more welcoming the world can start to feel…”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2021/06/04/be-bold

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

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

HOPE ON THE HORIZON

WHEN THE JOURNEY’S LONG…

“Even in a new year, this is a hard time for hope.

And it has been a bit of a struggle for me, too, as we turn the pages of another chapter of pandemic life.

But my husband Greg has a talent for discovering some pretty incredible things on the internet; most recently a video about a girl named Akiane Kramarik.

And it was truly awe-inspiring…”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2021/02/04/hope-on-the-horizon

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