Cain’s Blog

Blog Title:

First Son – Too arrogant

Not My Brother’s Keeper – Liked it but my brother gets enough attention; I’m not giving him any more on my blog.

Raising Cain– Kind of catchy.

Sympathy for the devil – My dad threatened to take a switch to my behind for even considering that title.

Rage Against the Machine – Too angry.

Rebel without a Clue – This is it.

About Me: First. Baby. Born. Ever. ‘Nuff said.

Intended audience: Those of us, especially boys, who are trying to figure out who we are, where we fit in and what life is all about.

Blog Excerpt –

Life is Like a Thorn in the Backside

It’s not easy being the first child born to man. Yeah, it sounds cool, but it actually sucks. I spend my days outside digging in hard soil when paradise is a stone’s throw away! What did I do to deserve this? It was my mom and dad who screwed up! Why do I have to pay for their mistakes? If I sound mad, it’s because I am. I just can’t help it.

I could be running free through soft, green grass, swimming in crystal clear streams, eating sweet fruit, but I’m not. Thanks to my parents making the worst decision ever, I come home every night with scratches all over from the thorns coming out of the ground.

To make matters worse, I know I’m a complete disappointment to my mother. It’s like she expected me to undo the mistake she made. And I like snakes! They’re cool looking.

I feel like a disappointment to God too. But I just can’t help thinking life is so unfair! I try to hide my anger, but one of these days, God’s going to call me on it.

God loves Abel. Abel doesn’t seem to think life is unfair; I wish I could be more like Abel sometimes, but just sometimes. Most of the time I could just murder him!

Then the LORD said to Cain, ‘Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.’ (NIV Genesis 4:6)

Anger can easily slither in, wrap around our hearts and choke out all our good intentions until we are left completely vulnerable to sin. We must be vigilant that anger doesn’t consume us as it did Cain.

So what do you think? Was I too sympathetic to Cain? I had fun thinking up titles for Cain’s blog. Can you think of another title?


Once upon a time there was a young woman who graduated cum laude from university. For years she despaired of ever using her English degree. Then I gave her the direction she needed and now she writes for me - her father so heavenly.

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