Arise Blog

Category: Building Character

  • Pizza Love

    I wonder sometimes if the way God speaks and shows his love to us doesn’t seem to land in our brains. Maybe the journey he is allowing us to be on is loving, but right now it feels gross. Maybe the quiet he is showing us doesn’t feel as loving as other moments have. Maybe he has been trying to tell us all along that he loves us to pieces, but we just can’t quite comprehend it.

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  • The Hotel Clerk

    When’s the last time someone shocked you with an ill-mannered comment or flabbergasted you with an unwarranted reprimand? Maybe during traffic? At the office? At a family gathering? For many of us our first “go-to” response might be to bite back, retaliate, show them a thing or two. But maybe we should pause and reevaluate.

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  • 5 Ways To Press On After Failure

    There are moments in our life where we’ve all experienced the disappointment or pain from our poor choices or things we’ve done. Maybe we pursued our dreams, but they now lay shattered on the floor. When we mess up it’s hard to forgive ourselves and overcome the guilt or face the ones our actions impacted.

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  • The Cliff Walk

    God calls us to a path and we must decide to join him. It may begin easily with great views but then it grows more difficult. It’s hard and we are weak at times, scared or anxious during certain portions, yet we summon our strength and take the next step. Have you been a journey like this before?

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  • Riding with God

    Just as a small child rides safely tucked in his mom’s cart at the grocery store, we should trustingly travel with God as we journey down the aisles of our life. He knows best what needs to be placed in our cart and which items we need to pass by and leave on the shelves.

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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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  • Using Your Gifts

    What lies inside you? What was woven into the fabric of who you are? Oftentimes, we don’t realize we have the power of the living God who has equipped us for good works dwelling in us.

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  • Creating An Army

    Need help raising your children? You're are not alone. We are not raising children; we are raising men and women. We must show our children what it looks like to grow up and be good. We need to be adamant about surrounding our children with trusted adults who are on the same page as we are.

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  • Stick To Your Guns

    Being a parent is difficult. Being a consistent parent is even more difficult. But there is a hefty price to pay for the alternative.

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  • Single Mother: Brave, Courageous, Strong

    The truth is, she is NOT enough. NO mother is enough whether single or married. Yet the Bible says that with God, she is more than enough. It’s a partnership, and never will there be a time where she is on her own in raising up great kids.

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