Arise Blog

Articles by Shelley Pulliam

  • The Importance of Friendship

    When we’re young, we’re more open to making friends and throwing ourselves wholeheartedly into being with them. There was lots of time – hours and hours to spend goofing off at sleepovers, hanging out at the mall, playing sports, and talking about boys. All that activity builds a close relationship.

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  • Reflections of Christmas

    Our focus of Christmas isn't always what it should be. Can we pause and consider looking at this year through a different lens? Mary's lens. And let us ponder and treasure this season in our heart.

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  • Treasure Hunting

    If you think the Old Testament is out of date and doesn't apply anymore, let us encourage you to reevaluate. Like repurposing an old antique, the Old Testament has the potential to transform your life. Read along to uncover some of the greatest treasures tucked between the pages.

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  • Taste and See

    We can reason, argue, and resort to logic to explain that God is good, but when all is said and done, we must taste and see for ourselves. It’s only when His love and presence touch our hearts can we really know Him. But what does "taste and see" really mean?

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  • Treasured Gifts

    How I felt when a child stood before me with their treasure held aloft is the way I envision God feels about us. He’s thrilled with each gift we offer.

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  • Kick the Can

    The enemy would like nothing better than for us to remain isolated by the fear of what lies beyond. He wants us to believe we can’t follow our course or that we’re not good enough to race with abandon. But Christ has given us freedom.

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  • Three Things Every Child Needs

    Parents want to provide every possible convenience and trinket to their children, believing it will make them happy. Of course, we all know children can thrive without the fancy toys or latest fashion trend, but children truly cannot excel without these three things.

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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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  • Are You Living Unprotected?

    What soldier heads into battle without weapons? As Christians, we’re fighting on the front lines, so why do we enter the fray without our shield and armor? If you don't put on His armor, you leave all of your vulnerable areas open to the enemy. Read along as Shelley Pulliam shares how wearing the armor of God will change the direction and outcome of your day.

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  • 8 Things to Not Abandon in the Technology Age

    In this age we are constantly surrounded by technology, which can be good and bad. Being absorbed in our phones and gadgets 24-7 can leave us disengaged and isolated. Read along as Shelley Pulliam shares 8 things to not abandon in the technology age.

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