Arise Blog

Category: Holidays

  • On The Road To Emmaus

    Never before have we needed to feel Christ’s presence more, than right now in this pandemic. Never before have we been more desperate to know that He is with us, beside us, for us. Never before have we needed more the reassurance that He goes before us in whatever lies ahead. But he has already given us his promise.

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  • Goodbye 2019 – 20 Truths about the Past

    The last day of the year has always caused me to be rather nostalgic as I glance in my rearview mirror at the previous 364 days. While so many of us shun those regrets, disappointments, and tears, our past actually serves as one of our greatest life advantages.

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  • Manage Your Expectations

    When you find yourself wishing the holiday season would come to a close before it ever begins, remember to manage your expectations with these 3 tips.

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  • Your “WILL” and “WILL NOT” List for the Holidays

    Here’s something that might be helpful for moms walking through the joys and challenges of the holiday season. Why not draw up a “Ten Commandments” rulebook in what you “will” and “will not” allow? After all, we can predict how we handle the future by what we create today.

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  • A New Twist on a Common Tradition

    Holidays are rich with family traditions, but they don’t have to be routine and boring. Give some extra consideration to the traditions in your family and think creatively as to how you can spice them up this year to strengthen the ties that bind you together.

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  • The Thank You Game

    The Thank You Game changed my entire perspective, attitude, and even physical and mental wellness. It’s amazing the difference when you live in a spirit of praise. Are you up for the challenge?

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  • The Single Mother on Father’s Day

    Father's Day can bring a mixed bag of sentiments for women. For the mom who's been abandoned, it can stir up feelings of bitterness and frustration. Widows may wrestle sadness over the happy times their children have lost, and resentment can creep into the heart of an unwed mom who never walked the aisle.

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  • Mother’s Day Boot Camp

    Mother’s Day Boot Camp began many years ago. My sons were very small, and instead of moping around feeling sorry for myself that no husband was around to take them shopping or demand they leave me alone for an uninterrupted nap, I elected to teach them how to honor me (and other important women in their lives) on Mother’s Day.

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  • Favorite Traditions to Prepare for Easter

    Easter is especially sacred since it is the time to remember, reflect, and commemorate the sacrifice of Jesus to redeem a lost and depraved world. Here are some favorite traditions to prepare your heart for Easter and implement into your family's holiday.

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