Arise Blog

Articles by Shelley Pulliam

  • Managing Margin

    As women we try to be super heroes. Our capes encircle our necks as we swoop in to rescue our families, especially our children. We exert so much time, energy, and effort for others that we become depleted, stressed, and overwhelmed. Our lives overflow with so many tasks and duties that we are left without margin.

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  • 5 Ways To Press On After Failure

    There are moments in our life where we’ve all experienced the disappointment or pain from our poor choices or things we’ve done. Maybe we pursued our dreams, but they now lay shattered on the floor. When we mess up it’s hard to forgive ourselves and overcome the guilt or face the ones our actions impacted.

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  • The Cliff Walk

    God calls us to a path and we must decide to join him. It may begin easily with great views but then it grows more difficult. It’s hard and we are weak at times, scared or anxious during certain portions, yet we summon our strength and take the next step. Have you been a journey like this before?

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  • God, My Husband - Living Single

    As single women we deal with a unique set of circumstances and challenges. Although there are pros to living single, the other side is overwhelming. It’s easy to list all the great benefits, but within singleness resides difficult situations that tend to wear on our daily life.

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  • 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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