Arise Blog

Articles by Shelley Pulliam

  • Riding with God

    Just as a small child rides safely tucked in his mom’s cart at the grocery store, we should trustingly travel with God as we journey down the aisles of our life. He knows best what needs to be placed in our cart and which items we need to pass by and leave on the shelves.

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  • The Importance of Reinforcement Recognition

    We all have a deep desire for people to “get us.” We love it when they perceive how we’re wired and interact with us in a way that says, “I see you, I recognize your talents, and I love your personality.” Your children possess the same desire for you to respond to them according to the way God created them and praise them for their attributes.

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  • Unexpected God Surprises

    How many prayers have you prayed that haven’t been answered yet? How many requests have you laid before the throne and then moved on, forgetting you had deposited them at your Savior’s feet? How often has God moved in a way you never expected? Have you ever been totally surprised by something God did and you just had to sit in amazement and grin? I can answer all of those questions with one personal experience story.

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  • Paint By Numbers

    As a young girl, I remember my dad sitting at the dining table scrunched over his masterpiece. I’d ask, “Dad, what are you painting?” He’d reply, “It’s a piece of art. It doesn’t look like much now, but just wait.” His statements returned to me while standing in Hobby Lobby looking at the nostalgic kits. I could almost hear the Master whisper, “You’re a piece of art. You may think you don’t look like much, but just wait.”

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  • Using Your Gifts

    What lies inside you? What was woven into the fabric of who you are? Oftentimes, we don’t realize we have the power of the living God who has equipped us for good works dwelling in us.

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  • Strength to My Weary Heart

    Sometimes we are merely surviving and get lost in the swirling chaos of life. If your heart is weary, take comfort in knowing that God is the only one in control and his plan is perfect.

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  • Stick To Your Guns

    Being a parent is difficult. Being a consistent parent is even more difficult. But there is a hefty price to pay for the alternative.

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  • The Baptist Nun

    I am a chosen instrument of God.” To be single indicates I’ve been set apart for His purposes. I have received an extraordinary calling that not everyone accepts or endures. If my Savior can remain single to do the will of the Father, then so can I.

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  • Who Is Sitting on Your Buddy Bench?

    The years I spent as an elementary teacher performing my required playground duty, I was always saddened by the children who lacked a playmate. The one solitary figure who didn’t seem to have a place to fit, a friend to toss the ball to or race across the playground.

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  • What Did You Learn?

    Are you ready to say goodbye to a disappointing 2020? Surely, in the nine months of adversity we learned something that was worth being kept and applied. What lessons did you learn from this year that you should carry with you into 2021?

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