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

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

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

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