Arise Blog

Category: Everyday Life

  • Are You Living in a Locust Season?

    Many of us have experienced the “locust seasons” of life. A season that strip us of the good crop—what we most desire: a happy complete family, well-balanced children, or a promising career. It’s easy to believe that while in those “locust seasons” God has forgotten us, but He hasn't!

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  • My Kids Need a New Mom

    Do you ever feel like your kids need a new mom? How can we ever hope to raise kids in the likeness of Jesus if they are being guided by a flawed, sinful parent? Read along as Kim Heinecke shares how all we really have to do is love Jesus and let Him fill in the gaps.

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  • Are You Living Unprotected?

    What soldier heads into battle without weapons? As Christians, we’re fighting on the front lines, so why do we enter the fray without our shield and armor? If you don't put on His armor, you leave all of your vulnerable areas open to the enemy. Read along as Shelley Pulliam shares how wearing the armor of God will change the direction and outcome of your day.

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  • I Can't Fix It

    Are you struggling with things that seem to be out of your control? How are you supposed to overcome what can't be fixed, changed, or reversed? Read along as Pam Kanaly shares about her latest Bible study "I Can't Fix It" and how it will help answer the question, "What is God's job, and what is mine?"

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  • Five Shortcuts That Will Kill You

    Shortcuts make our life easier. By nature they are designed to “cut short” the time and energy invested in routine or mundane tasks. Who doesn’t love a good shortcut? But there are areas in life that you can't afford to take shortcuts. Read along as Kim Heinecke shares the five shortcuts that will kill you.

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  • People of Integrity Expect to Be Believed

    Maybe you’re walking through a situation that continually gnaws at you. Someone has belittled you, spoke negatively to others about you, or downright lied and misrepresented you. What’s the best way to handle it? Read along as Shelley Pulliam shares a few of the ways she's learned to help solve it or live with it.

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  • 10 Stress Relievers for the Single Mom

    Stress. We all deal with it from time to time, but as a single mom you carry a double load. So what’s a stressed-out mom to do? We can take steps to relieve our edginess—one “bite” at a time. Read along as Pam Kanaly shares 10 ideas that may help you.

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  • School of Patience

    Do you ever feel like your patience is being tested? Read along as Shelley Pulliam shares how the true test of patience lies in persevering, character-building moments. Hard times times teach us valuable lessons about life, ourselves, and the faithfulness of God.

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  • Plugging In

    How often do we wait too long to plug into God’s power? How many times do we skip connecting to the real power source and instead keep running on our own power until our tank is empty? We let other things creep in and blot out all time spent with God. Our busyness and tasks take precedence, but that’s when we need to plug in to God the most.

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  • Siblings & Best Friends — Celebrating My Sister

    Did you know that April 10 is National Siblings Day? Who comes up with all these special days to celebrate? I’m glad Claudia Evart thought of a day for us to reflect on the value of siblings. This is the day we get to talk about them in public.

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