Arise Blog

Category: Building Character

  • Puzzle Season

    Do you have special traditions that bring your family together for fun and reflection? Is there anything during the holidays that allows you to just stop and be together? Kim Heinecke's family tradition may spark an idea for your family this holiday season!

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  • 3 Reasons To Be Grateful When You Don't Feel Like It

    Many might think that being a thankful person is noteworthy, but it’s not that big of a deal. Or is it? The journey to becoming a person filled with gratitude is hard work, but worth it. The benefits of a grateful heart remain endless.

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  • The Shabby Lawn Furniture at My Thanksgiving Table

    What does your Thanksgiving Day look like? Are your circumstances sitting in scruffy lawn furniture or mahogany wing-backed chairs? Whatever the case, this day has a unique purpose, one that is not useless, but rather useful in God’s economy and timing. Therefore, we can enter into the Thanksgiving season with a grateful heart.

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  • Change Is Constant

    Change is inevitable, no one is exempt and time cannot be manipulated. So how can we get through this process and come out stronger? Kim walks us through perspective and purpose during this season.

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  • The Best Mother In The World

    Do you struggle with motherhood as a competition? How often are we racing toward a finish line that doesn’t exist? You're not alone.

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  • Three Things Every Child Needs

    Parents want to provide every possible convenience and trinket to their children, believing it will make them happy. Of course, we all know children can thrive without the fancy toys or latest fashion trend, but children truly cannot excel without these three things.

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  • The Importance of Reinforcement Recognition

    We all have a deep desire for people to “get us.” We love it when they perceive how we’re wired and interact with us in a way that says, “I see you, I recognize your talents, and I love your personality.” Your children possess the same desire for you to respond to them according to the way God created them and praise them for their attributes.

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  • Are You Living in a Locust Season?

    Many of us have experienced the “locust seasons” of life. A season that strip us of the good crop—what we most desire: a happy complete family, well-balanced children, or a promising career. It’s easy to believe that while in those “locust seasons” God has forgotten us, but He hasn't!

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  • What If There Is No Other Way?

    When our life is marked by chaos, trauma, or unforeseen events—and we can barely put one foot in front of the other—it’s not uncommon to want to hide in a closet somewhere until the storm of life passes. These difficult times make us question if we will make it through, but what if there is no other way?

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  • People of Integrity Expect to Be Believed

    Maybe you’re walking through a situation that continually gnaws at you. Someone has belittled you, spoke negatively to others about you, or downright lied and misrepresented you. What’s the best way to handle it? Read along as Shelley Pulliam shares a few of the ways she's learned to help solve it or live with it.

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