Arise Blog

Articles by Kim Heinecke

  • Tips for Shopping with Toddlers in Tow

    There’s no milk in the fridge and Kleenex is being substituted for toilet paper. A sigh escapes with the realization that a trip to the grocery store is imminent. Getting groceries is work no matter what season of life we’re in, it takes time and energy. But there’s no season more difficult than when the chore must be done with toddlers in tow.

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  • The Most Important Parenting Goal

    So what do I want? As a mom, I desire to see the heart of my child aligned with the heart of God. That is the most important parenting goal. What good is it if I can raise kids who follow the rules but have no real relationship with Christ? It’s no good at all. A well behaved kid who doesn’t know Christ will never experience the Kingdom of Heaven.

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  • When You Do Not Understand

    I wonder how many times The Lord has taken the same approach with me? When I wave my fist and fight against his commands for my life, demanding He change His plan, does He lovingly shake His head and say, “She just can’t see my best for her. She doesn’t understand.”

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  • Endure Well

    Think about that for a moment in light of your current situation. What present suffering are you experiencing? Is it a difficult season with a teenager, job loss, emotional struggles, financial hardships? John 16:33 tells us, “In this world you will have trouble.” No one is immune to suffering – no one married or single, with kids or without kids, employed or job searching – no one. Trouble will come. How will you respond? And why does it matter?

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  • My Thoughts on Survive N Thrive

    Everything about the conference was a reflection of God’s heart. From the worship, to the message, to the sweet spirit of the volunteers, love and acceptance filled the auditorium in the presence of our Savior. I watched women laugh, cry and support each other. I witnessed healing, freedom and reconciliation. I’ll never forget that first experience.

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  • Get a Plan

    Reading the Bible is an important practice in the life of a believer, but it's not always easy to decide what to read or how to get started with a regular reading schedule. Read along as Kim Heinecke shares how the YouVersion Bible App makes reading the Bible easy and engaging.

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  • His Glorious Peace Awaits

    The truth is, when we push through fear and trust the One in front of us, we get to experience the incredible. What uncertainty are you facing? What blessing are you missing because you’re afraid to trust Jesus with your fears? He is able to lead you, to guide you, to bring you to a place where His beauty and majesty calm your troubled heart. It may be a way you’ve never taken before, but it is worth it.

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  • Teach them Chivalry

    Four ways to teach your boys to be chivalrous. Many boys glean these skills from watching other chivalrous men, but what if there is not a man to teach your boys how to be a knight in shining armor? There are a few things a single mom can do to train him to be gentleman like.

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