Arise Blog

Category: Building Character

  • What Needs To Be Left Behind?

    Much of our ability to thrive depends on the debris we let go of when life does not go the way we had planned. Maybe we ought to ask ourselves what "trash" we have that needs to be left behind.

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  • Stop The Noise

    Do you ever feel like life needs a stop button? Maybe just to turn off the noise? A break sounds like a great option, but how can you do that with family, job, kids, responsibilities? Did you know that it's not just an option, Jesus commands it.

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  • Drop Your Stones

    We all know there are power in our words. As women and moms we are often our worst counsel. We don't need others hurtful words because we are usually the ones beating ourselves up. What if we had a different perspective, a grace-fill Jesus perspective before we face our next trial.

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  • 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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