Arise Blog

Articles by Pam Kanaly

  • A Second Marriage Success

    I’d like to summarize what I most want single moms to know about dating again and second marriages - facts no one ever told me. So buckle up. Here’s the truth about dating, uniting two families together and the key to making it work.

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  • An Invitation to the Thrive Gathering

    I believe God brings people and organizations into our paths to strengthen us in our life journey. At Arise Ministries, we exist to empower single moms to not only create healthy homes but to create healthy mamas. I remember one day as a single mom sitting on my back porch crying, wishing someone knew the stress and aloneness I was feeling. I just needed someone to come alongside and rejuvenate that weary soul of mine. Maybe that memory is the catalyst that birthed not only Arise Ministries but our annual single mom THRIVE conference.

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  • 12 Bible Verses for Every Type of Mom

    We all pass through difficult seasons of ups and downs. Sometimes in the middle of a situation, you don’t always know where to turn in God’s Word for just the right encouragement. Here are a few Bible verses that have had special meaning to me over the years—and particularly as a mom. Hopefully one of these will be a perfect fit for what you’re facing today.

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  • God Is Our Helper

    When trouble comes do you lean into God or depend on your own strength? God wants to be our helper even in the pesky little details of everyday life. Can you keep your eyes focused on God and not on your difficulty today?

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  • Single Mother: Brave, Courageous, Strong

    The truth is, she is NOT enough. NO mother is enough whether single or married. Yet the Bible says that with God, she is more than enough. It’s a partnership, and never will there be a time where she is on her own in raising up great kids.

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  • 12 Tips for Refreshing Your Mental Health

    Moms can take daily steps to diminish mental anxiety. We can’t fix a lot of problems, but we can make intentional choices to enhance our emotional wellness. Let's examine our own mental weaknesses and do something about them?! Would any of these twelve suggestions appear on your “Steps to a Healthier Me” list?

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  • What Needs To Be Left Behind?

    Much of our ability to thrive depends on the debris we let go of when life does not go the way we had planned. Maybe we ought to ask ourselves what "trash" we have that needs to be left behind.

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  • ’Twas Almost Christmas

    A Christmas Poem For Single Moms

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  • Christmas Road to Bethlehem

    So often when we consider the Christmas story, we envision Mary and Joseph giving birth to baby Jesus in a stable. However, I would imagine most of us overlook another part of the narrative. The road to Bethlehem was grueling. The journey was hazardous and strenuous. But it was worth it. What does your journey look like today?

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  • Letting Go

    I’m constantly reminded of the stark reality that though I can’t control a lot of things, I CAN control how I react to them. In almost every case, it requires me to redirect my thinking. What thoughts are gripping you?

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