Arise Blog

Category: Everyday Life

  • 9 Tips from Teachers to Foster Your Child’s Success

    Your children are in your home for such a short time. The way you approach school, teachers, and responsibility will impact the rest of their life. Develop a positive working relationship with your child’s teachers, make school a priority, and be involved in their daily events. It will take effort, but you will be so glad you did.

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  • 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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  • Anchored In The Storm

    Are you feeling driven and tossed by your circumstances? Drifting farther into unsafe waters? Uncertain about what’s ahead? Jesus wants us to be anchored to him every day of our life so that when storms hit we know where to go.

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  • A Whisper From God

    Do you ever lose sight of God in the mundane and exhausting task of your daily life? Here is a little reminder of how he walks with us always. He knows our name and our every need. Do you see him?

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  • What’s Your Security?

    What are you trusting to be your safety net? Which life preserver do you cling to when the waters rise and the waves crash around you? As you shuffle your way along life’s path, what do you grasp to try to keep you safe?

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  • Loneliness

    Being single can be a great place, but being single can be a lonely place. Where do you run when the enemy shoots his arrows of loneliness? Hopefully, it's to the feet of Jesus.

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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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  • Taste and See

    We can reason, argue, and resort to logic to explain that God is good, but when all is said and done, we must taste and see for ourselves. It’s only when His love and presence touch our hearts can we really know Him. But what does "taste and see" really mean?

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  • Eyes Up

    God the Father, through the sacrifice of his Son and the empowerment of his Spirit, gives us everything we need to get through the problems of living on this earth. As teammates in this parenting journey, we must remember to encourage one another to always look to Him.

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