Arise Blog

Category: Everyday Life

  • My Perfect Epitaph

    Done. We use this four-letter word quite frequently in our everyday life. Read along as Shelley Pulliam shares how it has even become her perfect epitaph because of how it correlates to what Jesus taught and how we are to serve Him.

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  • Peer Pressure for Parents

    Isn’t peer pressure reserved for kids and their friends? Sadly, it isn’t. Are you like me and find yourself struggling with tension to conform to cultural norms? Let’s take the advice we’d give our kids and adopt these four habits to succeed against the squeeze of peer pressure in our parenting.

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  • Melt-Down Moments

    Do you ever have melt-down moments where you feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and completely alone? Maybe you’re tired of making all the decisions yourself or perhaps you feel ill-equipped to solve a problem. Join Shelley Pulliam as she helps you move past those melt-down moments.

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  • 5 Simple Steps to Create a Vision Board

    We know being a single mother is hard work. As we get caught up in our fast-paced lives we often forget what is we want and how to live a happier, less stressful life. One of the greatest projects I did for my kids was to create a Vision Board.

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  • 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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  • 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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