Arise Blog

Articles by Pam Kanaly

  • The Sting of Loneliness

    What is it you need this moment? Emotional ease, gusty courage, divine stamina because your fortitude has given way? Loneliness shows itself in a myriad of ways but do you know the one who will never leave you?

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  • 6 Steps When You Find Yourself Suddenly Single (divorced)

    As is true with any healing process, there’s always a beginning point. For some, the following suggestions may seem elementary. But if you’re suddenly single and in a crisis mode, these ideas won’t seem basic at all. In fact, they might appear as impossible tasks. Yet with God at the helm, the impossible becomes possible when we lean into Him.

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  • Goodbye 2019 – 20 Truths about the Past

    The last day of the year has always caused me to be rather nostalgic as I glance in my rearview mirror at the previous 364 days. While so many of us shun those regrets, disappointments, and tears, our past actually serves as one of our greatest life advantages.

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  • Your “WILL” and “WILL NOT” List for the Holidays

    Here’s something that might be helpful for moms walking through the joys and challenges of the holiday season. Why not draw up a “Ten Commandments” rulebook in what you “will” and “will not” allow? After all, we can predict how we handle the future by what we create today.

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  • Ten Things Every Single Mom Needs to Know During the Holidays

    Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, but often it's a struggle for single parents to be merry. So what’s a mom to do in finding balance? Reviewing these reminders from Pam Kanaly will help you to experience Christmas in a fresh light!

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  • 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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