Arise Blog

Category: Holidays

  • 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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  • Come Lord Jesus

    Every December we focus on the arrival of baby Jesus wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. His birth revolutionized our communication and relationship with God, and we love paying homage to the Son who gave up the glory of Heaven for the pain of the cross.

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  • How Can Single Moms Thrive this Holiday Season?

    Christmas is almost here. Though it can be tough in many ways, there’s much you can do as a single mom in laying the ground work for favorable memories. So here are a few planning tips that will allow God to extend His presence into your holiday experience.

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  • A Thankful Heart Is a Healthier Heart

    Have you ever thought about how being grateful can have an impact on your physical health? Read along as Pam Kanaly explains how being filled with gratitude can actually strengthen your heart.

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  • The Single Mom and Holiday Loneliness

    Loneliness can be a difficult wilderness for single moms. It’s hard enough during ten months out of the year, but in the months of November and December, it reaches new heights.

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  • Queen of the Cemetery

    I strolled the tree lined paths of the small-town cemetery. The same trail I dawdled along many years ago as flower assistant to my grandmother in the ritual of decorating the family plots. Not only memories live among the marked headstones, but my family history dwells beneath the billowing trees.

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  • 15 Fun Things to do for Single Moms and the Children

    As a single mom, it’s easy to get stuck in the routine of day-to-day activities. Often you don’t have the brain energy to think of inventive ideas for summertime fun. After all, you’ve just washed ten loads of laundry, driven the kids to soccer practice for the fifth time, and saved the world. Right?

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