Arise Blog

Articles by Shelley Pulliam

  • Gifts for Jesus

    Finding the perfect Christmas present can be challenging. We race around town trying to find the ideal item from our loved ones wish list at the lowest price. You probably have bought gifts for many people this year . . . parents, siblings, children, friends.

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  • Is God Really Sufficient?

    We live in a world where we’re led to believe that all of our gaps, voids, and insufficiencies can be filled with something. According to society, the world has so much to offer and it’s our right to have it.

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  • Have You Snapped Your Light Stick?

    Do we truly matter? Does my life count? Can I really make a difference? How can God use me? Have any of those questions reverberated through your mind? I’ve constantly questioned my own value and impact many times. I’m passionate about women walking in their identity and realizing they are on this earth at this time on a divine mission for Christ.

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  • Blessed are the Meek

    It’s not often in today’s world that you hear someone talk about a desire to be “meek”. More often we hear how we are to be bold, strong, and willing to battle just about anything to get what we want. It seems that the world tells us that the purpose in life is to conquer anything before us to move up and be better.

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  • Leave Everything Better Than You Found It

    Several years ago I chose to make it a prevalent motto for how I lived my life. Leave everything better than you found it. Such a simple statement for such an all-encompassing principle. What exactly does it mean? What is everything?

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  • Perseverance

    Solid concrete, not strong enough, extremely heavy, no way through, exceptionally thick, too difficult. I imagined these thoughts as I sat on a friend’s patio and noticed a plant that had sprouted through a crack in the concrete. Against all odds, the little green weed had persevered and conquered what many would consider impenetrable.

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  • What is Your Plymouth Rock?

    What is my symbol of the miracles He has wrought in my life? I stood there for a long while citing my milestones. I remembered how His hand of protection covered me, how He solved insurmountable problems, how His touch healed me, how He established Arise Ministries from a seed of a dream to a full-fledged realization, and how He moved mountains to allow me to relinquish my career in education and enter full-time ministry.

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  • What is Good about Good Friday?

    Good Friday is the perfect name in relation to our souls. What day is more useful to us? It destroyed our chains of sin, bought our freedom, and offered us eternal life. What day could be more desirable? Because of the agony and suffering of Christ, we will spend eternity with Him. We should want nothing more.

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