Arise Blog

Category: Everyday Life

  • #FitMom

    As a single mom, you get to choose what nutrition and fitness happens in your home. This means getting your kids on the right path toward a healthy weight and life-long health is something that you can do. Read along as Petra Colindres shares a few tips to not only get your children more active, but to get the whole family active too.

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  • Christian Community – Not an Option; It’s a Must!

    Here’s a fact we often forget as single moms. Even though we are in the world, we are not meant to live like the world. We were created to stand out and bear the Fruit of the Spirit. We were meant to set an example for other women to follow. However, our crafty enemy makes these sinful natures seem cool and popular.

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  • You Do Not Have to Handle Stress Alone!

    The stress we encounter each morning could come from several things. It could be school, work, marriage, being single or making sure your bills are paid. The key to dealing with the stress of these situations is asking God for wisdom and peace. As a married couple, you have to put God first in your marriage, talk with each other, help each other and walk each other through difficult times. As a single person, you have to spend time with God, study his word and He will give you the answers and direction you need to carry out his plan for you.

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  • Perseverance

    Solid concrete, not strong enough, extremely heavy, no way through, exceptionally thick, too difficult. I imagined these thoughts as I sat on a friend’s patio and noticed a plant that had sprouted through a crack in the concrete. Against all odds, the little green weed had persevered and conquered what many would consider impenetrable.

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  • Ok, God, That's Enough!

    Living in a world where so much is going on, it is imperative that our focus stays on God and not the troubles that are surrounding us. In 1 Peter 5:10 the Bible explains, “ And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” (NIV) As I was going through the pain and the process, I eventually found my purpose and allowed God to totally restore everything that the enemy THOUGHT he stole from me.

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  • What is Your Plymouth Rock?

    What is my symbol of the miracles He has wrought in my life? I stood there for a long while citing my milestones. I remembered how His hand of protection covered me, how He solved insurmountable problems, how His touch healed me, how He established Arise Ministries from a seed of a dream to a full-fledged realization, and how He moved mountains to allow me to relinquish my career in education and enter full-time ministry.

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  • Perfection in an imperfect world

    In a perfect world, every child would have a loving, godly mother and father living in the same house with them, complete with sweet lullabies and kind platitudes. Unfortunately we don’t live in a perfect world. Sometimes, women have to pick up the reigns and do the best we can.

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  • Estate Planning for the Single Parent

    Estate Planning is much more than just signing a Will. Estate Planning is systematic planning for physical and financial management of yourself and your dependents, in the event of your death or disability. Practically, this means thinking through what you would want to happen if you became disabled or passed away, putting legal documents in place to accomplish those desires, and making sure the right people have access to the appropriate documents and information.

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  • How to Persevere Past the Potholes - Third Part

    Perils cover a wide range of issues in the life of a single mom. Some are personal to each individual single mom, others the common everyday stuff all mothers face.

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  • When Burnout is a Blessing

    Friend, burnout is God’s back-up plan to break our busyness and offer the blessing of His presence. As a single mom, daughter, worker, and active church member, these things bring a lot of busyness that can lead to burnout.

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