Arise Blog

Category: Everyday Life

  • 5 Reasons to Start Journaling This Year

    Journaling for me was a way to write out my feelings: the good, bad and the UGLY. Over time the act of journaling went from a necessity, to a habit, until FINALLY it became a hobby. Yes, a hobby!

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  • Praying God's Word

    I’ve spent much of my adult life practicing the spiritual discipline of prayer. But I didn’t always do it well. YOU can be a praying mom—and pray with confidence that God hears your heart. Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your prayer life and grow in this spiritual discipline.

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  • People Pleaser

    On the people pleaser scale of 1-10, I’d place my own dot on the “9” spot. People pleasing is deeply ingrained in my habits as well as my personality type. My entire life I’ve wanted others to like me, and I cared about what they thought.

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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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  • You Are Wonder Woman

    Do we understand the truth of the power we wield with the armor given to us by our heavenly Father. We can be fully regaled in our belt of truth, shield of faith, breastplate of righteousness, helmet of salvation, sword of the spirit, and the shoes of peace. We are mighty warriors.

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  • Small Things Matter

    We never forget the small things our parents did for us or the silly “rules” they had. Sometimes in the busyness of life in being a single mother it’s easy to forget that your kids will remember the small things you do for them.

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  • In Over Your Head

    Are you trying to distance yourself from something God has wrapped around you as protection, like a life-jacket? Are you still holding on to a safety device while God is calling you to deeper waters because He knows you are capable of more?

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  • 3 Tips for Summer Success

    The truth is, I’ve never enjoyed the beginning of summer like many moms do. Although some find it liberating and a fantastic change of pace, I find it to be more like fingernails on a chalkboard to my nerves for a couple of days. Suddenly, the population in my house quadruples, and I’m surrounded by more commotion and noise than my coffee can support. The kids are immediately bored, and I feel overwhelmed. The change in routine brings a new wave of bickering, pestering, and fussing among my four sons.

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  • Questions Asked by Singles

    Recently, I sat on a panel where singles could ask questions on any subject. Nothing was off limits. I jotted down some of the questions and thought it might be helpful to share them along with the responses.

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  • Purposely Flawed and Preserved for a Plan

    No, we are not perfect, but God has a simple way of reminding us that we are worth it. His Holy Spirit whispers in our ear and reminds us that God is our Help and source of strength, even on our worst day.

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