Arise Blog

Category: Building Character

  • Piece By Piece

    Do you desire to live in your purpose? Wishing to be free to roam? What parts of you hold you back? What pieces need to be put together again?

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  • Are You A Curling Parent

    Our job as parents is to guide, teach, direct, and yes, discipline. If we don’t train our children, then how will they learn what’s needed to thrive as an adult as they navigate life?

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  • What Are You Good At?

    What are you good at? I mean, really good. What skills or abilities are your most valuable assets? Before you respond to that, give it some real thought. Don’t answer with what you wish was true. Consider your most outstanding character traits.

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  • Messages We Send Ourselves

    We are so valuable to God, our families, friends, and yes, even ourselves. It’s time we recognize we are in a boxing match against ourselves. Here are some ways we can fight off negative thoughts.

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  • Using the Pandemic for Good

    We’re all experiencing something we’ve never encountered before, and it’s more than a little disconcerting. Here are a few ways we can we step outside our comfort zone and fill this time of heartache with hope.

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  • Such A Time As This

    Often we believe if we’re not climbing mountains, traveling the world, or working a high-level job then we can’t make a difference. But that wasn't true for the biblical heroine Esther and it isn't true for you either.

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  • What Does It Look Like to Press On?

    So what does it look like to “keep on, keepin’ on”? It’s a choice. But how do we get there when it seems like our past outweighs it all? Rise up. God has more ahead of you than behind you.

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  • Jesus is Always the Hero

    Have you ever noticed the mother in the Bible story of Jesus feeding the crowd of five thousand with the lunch offered by a little boy? If you read John chapter 6, you won’t actually find a mention of any woman, but I know she was there. This story doesn’t happen the same way without a mom.

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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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  • Remembering Your "Lasts"

    Everyday memories are priceless. We get caught up in the struggles, responsibilities, and daily grind and fail to look around and cherish the last times. Each day holds a moment that will never be recaptured.

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