Arise Blog

Articles by Pam Kanaly

  • Good or Bad, Change Is Inevitable

    Change is constant in this life. Friendships change, attitudes change, circumstances change, careers change, family dynamics change, kids change, passions change. Not all change is bad however, some of it God uses to bring beauty we would never have seen if things had remained.

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  • My Kids Needs Exhaust Me

    Of course motherhood is about "the kids." But as we grow in our faith and our time as a mother, we quickly realize that it's even more about God transforming us into the image of His Son, Jesus. And us passing that down to our kids.

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  • Laughter Is Good For The Soul

    Funny memories are the best. On gloomy days you can pull one out of your memory bank and just go there. It helps you put things in perspective. Let's stop taking life too seriously and just enjoy the funny experiences God brings our way.

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  • The Empty Nester

    It is importatn to remember that God is NOT finished with our roles as mothers once we enter the empty nester season. In fact, just because the children are out of the house does not mean they don’t need us anymore. Quite the opposite. They need us even more now than ever—just in different ways.

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  • Mothering With Wisdom

    Mothering is hard, no matter how you look at it. It takes great courage and wisdom to make it during, the baby years, the toddlers, the teens, and even when they are "adult kids." But one thing is certain. You must continually recognize your need for godly WISDOM because you’re going to need with an increasing measure for the rest of your life.

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  • Holy Spirit

    Have you ever needed direction, wisdom, or an answer to a problem that is not settled? Perhaps you’ve even semi prayed about it, but there’s still no peace. Or maybe you’re trying to work something out with someone and in your heart of hearts you KNOW you’re right. What’s a person to do?

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  • Anchored In The Storm

    Are you feeling driven and tossed by your circumstances? Drifting farther into unsafe waters? Uncertain about what’s ahead? Jesus wants us to be anchored to him every day of our life so that when storms hit we know where to go.

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  • Is It Ok To Ask God For A Husband?

    How does God feel about us asking loaded questions? Is praying for a husband, wrong? The Bible says we can ask God for whatever is on our hearts, but that doesn’t mean it’s best for us or that He’ll say yes. Use this checklist to align your heart with God's will.

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  • Handling Our Expectations

    Being a mom is a hard job. But often time the problem is not so much with our children, as it is with US. How are you handling your expectations with your older children? Misplaced expectations will eventually catch up with us, but there are a few things you CAN expect with your children.

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  • Life Is Hard; Trusting God Is Hard

    No one loves hardships. We’d prefer a “happy little family.” But even for families that seem to have that picture-perfect life, it’s temporary because life promises one thing: adversity.

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