Arise Blog

Articles by Shelley Pulliam

  • 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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  • A Gift For Jesus

    What if your family doesn’t look like what you dreamed of as a child? What if it’s just you and your children and times are tough? Do you establish traditions or pack away that yearning and tuck it on a shelf? This year maybe consider a different twist on giving.

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  • Stop The Noise

    Do you ever feel like life needs a stop button? Maybe just to turn off the noise? A break sounds like a great option, but how can you do that with family, job, kids, responsibilities? Did you know that it's not just an option, Jesus commands it.

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  • What Do You Want?

    If Jesus is standing in front of you right now and asks you, “What do you want me to do for you?” how would you respond?

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  • Goodness in the Midst of Trouble

    God is continually at work if we look hard enough to find it. We choose what thoughts and attitudes reign. How can we change our perspective and our thinking to see the good?

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  • 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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