Arise Blog

Category: Emotions

  • Exhausted From Sorrow

    There are seasons of life in which our hearts can’t take another blow. Have you ever experienced that kind of exhausting sorrow? In these times it is so important to look to Jesus. He is gently and compassionately encouraging us to press on.

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  • Self Care Is Not Selfish

    If we don’t take responsibility for our own self-care, than we most likely will struggle taking care of everything else. The struggle shows up as weight gain, depression, stress, loss of energy, illness and more.

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  • When Thoughts of Suicide Slip In

    So what can you do if you are having suicidal thoughts? First of all, know this. There is help. There is hope. Don’t try to go it alone.

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  • I Vote to Ditch Valentine’s Day

    Valentine's Day drums up all kind of emotions. For some, it brings up feelings of rejection and loneliness. Others feel caught in the trap of comparison or jealousy. This is a holiday that leaves many wanting and empty. Is it possible to survive the day if Cupid hasn’t shot his arrow your way?

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  • Wise Dating Decisions

    Are you wanting to start dating again? Read along as Pam Kanaly shares three questions to ask yourself before you start dating. She also shares a few things that will help lead to a successful second marriage, if that is your goal.

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  • If Your Holiday Was Not Wonderful

    Culture paints a lovely, fairytale-like picture of the holiday season, doesn’t it? Children dressed in matching outfits, sipping hot chocolate by a fire, opening a mountain of gifts in an orderly fashion while happy moms and dads watch with peaceful smiles. No unkind word escapes anyone’s lips and no one dreams of fighting with a sibling.

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  • The Importance of Friendship

    When we’re young, we’re more open to making friends and throwing ourselves wholeheartedly into being with them. There was lots of time – hours and hours to spend goofing off at sleepovers, hanging out at the mall, playing sports, and talking about boys. All that activity builds a close relationship.

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  • Feeling Unsettled?

    So where do we turn when the gusts of unsettledness come our way? And how can we hush its force when we find ourselves waking up at 3 a.m. and can’t go back to sleep? God's word has time-tested helps for us to fight off the enemy.

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  • Drop The Mask

    You may have them too—emotional camouflage and cover-ups that hide what’s on the inside. It’s possible you’ve worn them so long you don’t realize you’re still hidden behind the façade. The only way to throw off the disguise once and for all is to remember we can’t reflect the glory of God while wearing a mask.

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  • When Will I See God's Faithfulness

    It's so easy to become discouraged when we don’t see God’s provision in our petitions. We ask ourselves, how long must we wait until we see the faithfulness of God come through on our behalf? Keep seeking, keep asking, and know that sometimes we don’t see the hand of God that moved over our requests until years later.

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