Arise Blog

Category: Building Character

  • 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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  • My Perfect Epitaph

    Done. We use this four-letter word quite frequently in our everyday life. Read along as Shelley Pulliam shares how it has even become her perfect epitaph because of how it correlates to what Jesus taught and how we are to serve Him.

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  • Keeping Up with the Unrealistic

    Are you trying to keep up with unrealistic? Like me, have you inadvertently punished the ones you love for not being perfect or berated yourself for not being super human?

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  • Asked and Answered

    I’m not the only one of us who fantasizes about unconditionally obedient and compliant children. Why can’t they just accept my word as the final, lock-it-in, don’t-need-to-phone-a-friend truth? I am the mother, after all. Surely that counts for something.

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  • A Thankful Heart Is a Healthier Heart

    Have you ever thought about how being grateful can have an impact on your physical health? Read along as Pam Kanaly explains how being filled with gratitude can actually strengthen your heart.

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  • Paint by Number

    At first glance, we might not be spectacular – a blank canvas waiting to be created. But God begins His work by adding a bit of blue, a touch of red, a swish of green – each a part of the process in developing us into who God created us to be.

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  • Discovering True Joy in Struggles

    Are you waiting for the day when most of your problems are gone? When you enter a better season that’s much more suitable for your “happiness” factor? If you’re like me, for a long time I believed “I’ll be filled with more joy when…” and I had all kinds of ways to complete that line.

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