Arise Blog

Category: Building Character

  • 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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  • 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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  • Waiting on God's Timing

    Can you imagine what would have happened if Noah had given up and left the safety of the ark? His patient endurance allowed God to finish what He began. Is there something you are waiting for? Are you growing impatient or holding steady?

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  • Leave Everything Better Than You Found It

    We often times see the world as "not our problem." But is that how Jesus looked at it? What if we began each day with the attitude of--everything I come in contact with today, I’m going to make better?

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  • 9 Tips from Teachers to Foster Your Child’s Success

    Your children are in your home for such a short time. The way you approach school, teachers, and responsibility will impact the rest of their life. Develop a positive working relationship with your child’s teachers, make school a priority, and be involved in their daily events. It will take effort, but you will be so glad you did.

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  • I Want To Be A Noah

    Genesis 6 credits Noah with three attributes: he was a righteous man, he was blameless among the people, and he walked faithfully with God. His obedience and faithfulness to God never waivered even in most daunting circumstances. Could the same be said about you? Are you able to press on just as the Lord commands in the midst of a storm?

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  • Giving Kids An Allowance

    It's all a balancing act when it comes to parenting. But when opportunities arise that set your child up for success, we should jump on them. Let's talk about 3 simple, but practical ways to teach kids about money. Keep the perspective that you are training them to be wise with their finances when they leave home. They’ll thank you for it later.

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  • One Thing Leads to Another

    Piece by piece sin erodes our freedom and we don’t notice the transitions until one day we’ve slipped past the point of who we wanted to be. One thing leads to another, but Christ can help.

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