Arise Blog

Category: Everyday Life

  • Rekindling Your Flame

    Do certain thoughtsricochet in your mind? “I can’t be a light toothers. I’m too stressed out, burned out, worn out.” Does your lamp cower under a bowl because you are smothered in sin, extinguished by worry, doused by low self-worth, or suffocated with fear? Multiple reasons cause our flame to grow dim. The lack of fuel manifests through the challenges of work, family, disappointment, sin, and relationships. How do you feel at the end of your day?

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  • The Top Five Most Read Blogs of 2016

    2016 was amazing! Curl up and enjoy our top 5 most read blogs in 2016.

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  • Avoiding the January Rut

    Whether or not you’re a single mom, it seems like January can be a challenging month. Perhaps it’s because we struggle with a half-baked heart in finding the strength to get back into the groove of life again.

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  • What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?

    So what becomes of the brokenhearted? Some get bitter and have trust issues. Some move on and others get stuck and stay stuck. I moved on to a rebound; wrong answer again. In all of these cases, God took full advantage of my sin to lead me back to Him.

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  • Tips for Shopping with Toddlers in Tow

    There’s no milk in the fridge and Kleenex is being substituted for toilet paper. A sigh escapes with the realization that a trip to the grocery store is imminent. Getting groceries is work no matter what season of life we’re in, it takes time and energy. But there’s no season more difficult than when the chore must be done with toddlers in tow.

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  • Who Is Sitting on Your Buddy Bench?

    The years I spent as an elementary teacher performing my required playground duty, I was always saddened by the children who lacked a playmate. The one solitary figure who didn’t seem to have a place to fit, a friend to toss the ball to or race across the playground.

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  • The Blessing of Routine

    Learning to find joy in the everyday, run-of-the-mill stuff is a gift you give yourself. It is healing to the heart and soul. I’m reminded of 1 Thessalonians 5:18, which says, “Give thanks in all things.” Not always an easy thing to do, but what a wonderful way to start the New Year.

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  • Have You Snapped Your Light Stick?

    Do we truly matter? Does my life count? Can I really make a difference? How can God use me? Have any of those questions reverberated through your mind? I’ve constantly questioned my own value and impact many times. I’m passionate about women walking in their identity and realizing they are on this earth at this time on a divine mission for Christ.

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  • From One Woman to Another

    We have forgotten. We have forgotten our worth. We have forgotten our name. We have forgotten our Father. We will stand within a crowd and be allured so surely by the voice of our enemy. Then we will sit inwardly distracted with the pile of lies he is always screaming. We will miss all of God’s beauty whirling around us, and exuding from us. Stuck thrashing through our own thoughts and insecurities; searching to find our value and worth from beneath those lies.

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  • Blessed are the Meek

    It’s not often in today’s world that you hear someone talk about a desire to be “meek”. More often we hear how we are to be bold, strong, and willing to battle just about anything to get what we want. It seems that the world tells us that the purpose in life is to conquer anything before us to move up and be better.

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