Arise Blog

Category: Everyday Life

  • 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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  • Sin Is Welcome Here

    We all experience sin, and there becomes a moment in all our children's lives where they discover that deadly reality. But how we handle that moment of depravity sets in motion a lifelong journey. Will you choose to make it a learning experience or a shame-filled struggle?

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  • Thankful

    Maybe you’re in a season where your life shows no hope of growth or beauty. In Colossians chapter three Paul brings us to an understanding of thankfulness in an interesting way. Will you see the beauty in this season?

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  • Stop The Noise

    Do you ever feel like life needs a stop button? Maybe just to turn off the noise? A break sounds like a great option, but how can you do that with family, job, kids, responsibilities? Did you know that it's not just an option, Jesus commands it.

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  • What Do You Want?

    If Jesus is standing in front of you right now and asks you, “What do you want me to do for you?” how would you respond?

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  • Letting Go

    I’m constantly reminded of the stark reality that though I can’t control a lot of things, I CAN control how I react to them. In almost every case, it requires me to redirect my thinking. What thoughts are gripping you?

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  • Goodness in the Midst of Trouble

    God is continually at work if we look hard enough to find it. We choose what thoughts and attitudes reign. How can we change our perspective and our thinking to see the good?

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  • Things Aren't Always As They Seem

    When’s the last time you looked on Facebook or Instagram and felt saddened because it appeared that everyone had “the perfect family” but you? Or name a time when you lost sight that God was orchestrating a higher plan. Maybe if we shift our focus we could see that things aren't always as they seem.

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  • Enjoy The Little Things

    How would your life look different if you took a minute each morning to just hit the pause button and “smell the roses?”

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  • Steeple Chaser

    What do you think about when you see a church steeple? Your childhood? Hurts from past churches? The people of God? It's more than all those things. Christ doesn't dwell in a building with a steeple on top.

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