Arise Blog

Articles by Shelley Pulliam

  • Hold Your Horses

    When we are barreling full steam ahead in our own agenda, dreams, and wishes, do you think God ever says “hold your horses”? Are there people or situations you’ve prayed about for weeks, months, and years and you’re still waiting on an answer? Why must we always wait?

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  • I Have No Control

    As life swirls around us we so badly try to grasp for things of this world to help us "feel" like we're in control. But we have none, only our Creator knows all things. Our response to life should be to recognize that our only control is in how much we trust God and how we responded to the chaos.

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  • Steeple Chaser

    What do you think about when you see a church steeple? Your childhood? Hurts from past churches? The people of God? It's more than all those things. Christ doesn't dwell in a building with a steeple on top.

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  • Piece By Piece

    Do you desire to live in your purpose? Wishing to be free to roam? What parts of you hold you back? What pieces need to be put together again?

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  • Are You A Curling Parent

    Our job as parents is to guide, teach, direct, and yes, discipline. If we don’t train our children, then how will they learn what’s needed to thrive as an adult as they navigate life?

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  • Messages We Send Ourselves

    We are so valuable to God, our families, friends, and yes, even ourselves. It’s time we recognize we are in a boxing match against ourselves. Here are some ways we can fight off negative thoughts.

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  • Using the Pandemic for Good

    We’re all experiencing something we’ve never encountered before, and it’s more than a little disconcerting. Here are a few ways we can we step outside our comfort zone and fill this time of heartache with hope.

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  • Such A Time As This

    Often we believe if we’re not climbing mountains, traveling the world, or working a high-level job then we can’t make a difference. But that wasn't true for the biblical heroine Esther and it isn't true for you either.

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  • Why Church?

    As a single woman, why is it important to attend church? Great question. Here are our top three reasons why church should be a top priority for singles.

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  • Feeling God’s Pleasure

    During the span of our life, hours have been devoted to eating popcorn and participating in America’s favorite pastime: an evening at the movies. We reminisce about movies that produced tears or ones that caused side pains from laughing, but only a few were “life-defining” cinema moments. One such movie for me was Chariots of Fire. To this day hearing the theme song resonates within me a deep desire to make a difference in the world.

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