Arise Blog

Category: Everyday Life

  • 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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  • 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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