Arise Blog

Articles by Shelley Pulliam

  • Building Blocks, Not Detours

    What is God doing in your life? Does he have you spinning in circles? Or is He preparing you for future works? God utilizes all of our experiences to prepare us for what is to come. Will you trust him?

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  • Loneliness

    Being single can be a great place, but being single can be a lonely place. Where do you run when the enemy shoots his arrows of loneliness? Hopefully, it's to the feet of Jesus.

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  • Surrendered Dreams

    Are you holding on to something you’ve always wanted and desired? Are you clinging to a dream? What if it's not what God wants for you? How do you drop the baggage you’re carrying and travel the road toward God’s destination?

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  • New Year's Goals

    We believe we’re supposed to make New Year's resolutions. It’s a tradition on January 1. Friends, family and co-workers ask about them. So, why do we make the effort to write down a few things we are not really determined to do?

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  • 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    If you think the Old Testament is out of date and doesn't apply anymore, let us encourage you to reevaluate.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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