Arise Blog

Category: Spiritual Growth

  • 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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  • 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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  • The Message of the Ugly Duckling

    Hi friends. I’m Sonja, a single mom from Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s exciting for me to see that single moms from all over the world are fans of God’s work in Arise Ministries. I am one of them! It’s been a blessing for me to watch it explode over the years because I knew Pam Kanaly before the ministry was founded. She was my Sunday School teacher with a gym full of women.

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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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  • Improvise, Improvise, Improvise

    In 2006, I was part of a medical mission team comprised of 22 people who traveled up the Amazon River to remote villages near Iquitos, Peru. Lodging on an 800 square foot house boat, we realized there were only 21 beds, so a girl I’d only met a few times before and I volunteered to sleep on opposite ends of a mattress the size of a sleeping bag.

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  • Are you Doing Single Motherhood Alone?

    Single motherhood is hard enough on its own, but when shared with another godly single mom, the load lifts. I’m convinced single mothers “mother smarter” not harder when they share the journey with another mom. Proverbs 18:1 proves my point: Whoever isolates himself and seeks his own ways breaks all sound judgement…(and who wants to do that?)

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