Arise Blog

Category: Building Character

  • Good Grief

    Is there really such a thing as good grief? YES! Is it always good? No, but there is always some freedom hiding inside "good grief."

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  • Uncertainty

    Have you ever considered the fruitless results of dwelling on the UNCERTAINTIES in life? Why not think on God’s truths and what we know to be CERTAIN? Here's a little test to help you see where your focus lies.

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  • 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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