Arise Blog

Articles by Shelley Pulliam

  • School of Patience

    Do you ever feel like your patience is being tested? Read along as Shelley Pulliam shares how the true test of patience lies in persevering, character-building moments. Hard times times teach us valuable lessons about life, ourselves, and the faithfulness of God.

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  • Plugging In

    How often do we wait too long to plug into God’s power? How many times do we skip connecting to the real power source and instead keep running on our own power until our tank is empty? We let other things creep in and blot out all time spent with God. Our busyness and tasks take precedence, but that’s when we need to plug in to God the most.

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  • My Perfect Epitaph

    Done. We use this four-letter word quite frequently in our everyday life. Read along as Shelley Pulliam shares how it has even become her perfect epitaph because of how it correlates to what Jesus taught and how we are to serve Him.

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  • Melt-Down Moments

    Do you ever have melt-down moments where you feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and completely alone? Maybe you’re tired of making all the decisions yourself or perhaps you feel ill-equipped to solve a problem. Join Shelley Pulliam as she helps you move past those melt-down moments.

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  • I Mess Up

    I mess up. I mess up a lot. How about you? Do you feel like you’ve messed up? I don’t know what reasons are making you feel guilt or shame or self-loathing for having chosen wrongly, but all I can tell ya’ is we’re in the same boat, friend.

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  • Come Lord Jesus

    Every December we focus on the arrival of baby Jesus wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. His birth revolutionized our communication and relationship with God, and we love paying homage to the Son who gave up the glory of Heaven for the pain of the cross.

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  • People Pleaser

    On the people pleaser scale of 1-10, I’d place my own dot on the “9” spot. People pleasing is deeply ingrained in my habits as well as my personality type. My entire life I’ve wanted others to like me, and I cared about what they thought.

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  • Paint by Number

    At first glance, we might not be spectacular – a blank canvas waiting to be created. But God begins His work by adding a bit of blue, a touch of red, a swish of green – each a part of the process in developing us into who God created us to be.

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  • Refine Me Like a Rock

    We don’t fully understand trials. Difficulties sometimes create fissures in our faith. Once we become a Christian, shouldn’t everything be sunshine and flowers? Doesn’t God straighten the path, removing all the obstacles and valleys?

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  • What are Your Last Moments

    Every day memories are priceless. We get caught up in the struggles, responsibilities, and daily grind and fail to look around and cherish the last times. Each day holds a moment that will never be recaptured.

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