Arise Blog

Articles by Pam Kanaly

  • 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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  • Happy Birthday, Sara!

    As a single mom raising young kids, you have many questions. "How can I lead when I’m a mess myself sometimes?" Or, maybe you just find yourself feeling helpless and hopeless. But you must remember you are never alone.

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  • The Pink Corsage I Disliked

    As a single mom, Mother’s Day can seem like the hardest day of the year. Rather than spending this holiday focused on what's missing let us turn to Jesus to see how he has filled us with exactly what we need to rejoice in this season.

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  • When Thoughts of Suicide Slip In

    So what can you do if you are having suicidal thoughts? First of all, know this. There is help. There is hope. Don’t try to go it alone.

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  • Encouraging Generosity In Your Kids

    While you still have kids under the roof, instruct them about giving, whether it’s through money, random acts of kindness, or other areas of generosity like taking a baked good to a sick friend. Every child can understand it’s what we sow that multiplies, not what we keep in the barn.

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  • A Single Parent and God’s Valentine Love

    Valentine’s Day is upon us. Everywhere we look we see balloons that say “Be Mine,” or candied hearts that engrave, “Hugs.” It can make a person feel less than if she or he doesn’t have a “significant other.” I know when I was a teacher as a single mother, it seemed that the entire faculty had a bouquet of roses waiting in the office for them except me.

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