Arise Blog

Category: Spiritual Growth

  • Play Defense

    Moms, are we playing enough defense in our parenting? Are we stopping the enemy from getting too close to the minds of our children? I wonder, how would my kids’ spiritual lives be different if my passion and energy to lead them in God’s Truth were as strong as my passion to wave a big foam finger and ring a cowbell every Friday night? I need to be more intentional about protecting what I love – the hearts of my children. The enemy is in pursuit and aims to gain ground on his opponents. It’s our job to help provide defense against the attacks.

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  • Refine Me Like a Rock

    Being a follower of Christ doesn’t remove all trials; it provides the help and guidance to endure the trials. Every difficulty has a purpose whether to grow you spiritually, teach a lesson, or increase your dependability on God. No sorrow is ever wasted.

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  • Fight the Invisible

    When my little boys pretend to fight a battle, it’s usually against one another. The conflict that begins as imaginative, always ends the same way - plastic swords flying through the air, a whack to a brother’s arm, a scream followed by tears and a mouthful of ugly words hurled at the opponent. It wears me out to watch it escalate into a skirmish I’ll be forced to get up and settle…again.

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  • Do Your Easter Eggs Talk?

    What a fresh springtime feeling. Yet, it pales in comparison to the true meaning of this time of year, a purpose far beyond the Easter bunny’s floppy ears or yellow and blue plastic eggs.

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  • I Have Decided to Follow Jesus

    Have you ever started something and realized you were in over your head and wanted to turn around and forget it? I certainly have. Let me encourage you in the fact that we are not alone in where we walk.

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  • Prayer Power

    Don’t you wonder what the plan is for your child’s life? How do we, as moms, mold and shape their lives to prepare them for all God has in store for them?

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  • Does God See My Woes?

    Single motherhood is an awesome privilege! We are the ones who get the front row seat of investing the best of us into the best of our children. Yet, some days it's really challenging! Amen?

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  • Restored: Ungodly Soul Ties

    An ungodly soul-tie is the deep bond that develops between two or more individuals through an unhealthy relationship leading to addictive, manipulative or even violent behavior. Basically, anything taking you further and further away from God. These ties keep us in bondage and hinder us from experiencing the fullness of God. Fornication is perhaps one of the most common ways to create ungodly soul-ties.

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  • Will I Ever Get Beyond “This?”

    Whether single again, widowed, whether you’ve adopted kids, or never married, you’ve all experienced at one time or another a “this” – that thing that tilts you upside down, thrusting you into the loop-de-loop of trying to find your balance. It’s actually not lack of “balance” you’re suffering from, but lack of emotional wellness or stability. So how does one get that?

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  • You Are Not Alone

    God knows how to bring the help you need. You may not be received into someone’s loving help immediately, but don’t give up. God will guide you to those He wants to help you.

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