Arise Blog

Category: Holidays

  • Reflections of Christmas

    Our focus of Christmas isn't always what it should be. Can we pause and consider looking at this year through a different lens? Mary's lens. And let us ponder and treasure this season in our heart.

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  • More Than A Baby In A Manger

    One of the favorite Christmas truths is a verse that spells out four of God’s greatest attributes. You’ve heard these words for years, but stop. Be still. Let them wash over you.

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  • My Kids Said Moses and Sarah Are His Parents

    Kids say the darndest things. Most of them are laughable, but on occasion, they become an object lesson. Through the eyes of her son's not-so-perfect storytelling, Kim Heinecke explains the importance of understanding the truth of why we celebrate Christmas.

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  • Puzzle Season

    Do you have special traditions that bring your family together for fun and reflection? Is there anything during the holidays that allows you to just stop and be together? Kim Heinecke's family tradition may spark an idea for your family this holiday season!

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  • The Shabby Lawn Furniture at My Thanksgiving Table

    What does your Thanksgiving Day look like? Are your circumstances sitting in scruffy lawn furniture or mahogany wing-backed chairs? Whatever the case, this day has a unique purpose, one that is not useless, but rather useful in God’s economy and timing. Therefore, we can enter into the Thanksgiving season with a grateful heart.

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  • Treasured Gifts

    How I felt when a child stood before me with their treasure held aloft is the way I envision God feels about us. He’s thrilled with each gift we offer.

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  • Cost Cutting Ideas for Christmas

    As single moms, we don’t have to fall into the false belief that more is better. Actually less is more. It fosters simplicity and that fosters a grateful spirit.

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  • Drop The Mask

    You may have them too—emotional camouflage and cover-ups that hide what’s on the inside. It’s possible you’ve worn them so long you don’t realize you’re still hidden behind the façade. The only way to throw off the disguise once and for all is to remember we can’t reflect the glory of God while wearing a mask.

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  • Telling the Easter Story of the Cross to Young Children

    When it comes to teaching our little ones about the true meaning of Easter, we may not know the right way to discuss this very important, and sometimes hard to discuss topic. Read along with Pam Kanaly as she gives you a great guide for explaining Easter to your young children that they will truly enjoy and understand!

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  • 3 Things for Single Moms to Practice on Valentine’s Day

    If you’re like most single moms, there might be a certain year where Valentine’s Day is really rough. Learn how to break through those Valentine’s Day mental challenges with Pam Kanaly.

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