Arise Blog

Category: Everyday Life

  • 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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  • God, My Husband - Living Single

    As single women we deal with a unique set of circumstances and challenges. Although there are pros to living single, the other side is overwhelming. It’s easy to list all the great benefits, but within singleness resides difficult situations that tend to wear on our daily life.

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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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  • God Is Our Helper

    When trouble comes do you lean into God or depend on your own strength? God wants to be our helper even in the pesky little details of everyday life. Can you keep your eyes focused on God and not on your difficulty today?

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  • Strength to My Weary Heart

    Sometimes we are merely surviving and get lost in the swirling chaos of life. If your heart is weary, take comfort in knowing that God is the only one in control and his plan is perfect.

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  • 12 Tips for Refreshing Your Mental Health

    Moms can take daily steps to diminish mental anxiety. We can’t fix a lot of problems, but we can make intentional choices to enhance our emotional wellness. Let's examine our own mental weaknesses and do something about them?! Would any of these twelve suggestions appear on your “Steps to a Healthier Me” list?

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  • Who Is Sitting on Your Buddy Bench?

    The years I spent as an elementary teacher performing my required playground duty, I was always saddened by the children who lacked a playmate. The one solitary figure who didn’t seem to have a place to fit, a friend to toss the ball to or race across the playground.

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  • 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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