Arise Blog

Category: Holidays

  • Top 10 Staff Picks of 2015

    2015 was amazing! So we asked our staff, “What were your favorite Arise Ministries’ blogs last year?” And here’s what they chose.

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  • Three Steps to Tackle the New Year with a New Attitude.

    The New Year has arrived and everyone is excited! Oh, the wonderful challenges of bringing a whole year’s worth of opportunities into our family with a fresh, new start. Our motives have a wonderful drive, our momentum is caught up in the excitement of the new, and our hope hinges on change! With the many things that the New Year represents, we can choose to make the best of our lives or let it get the best of us.

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  • God Came – Not Wearing a Crown but a Diaper

    One of my favorite images of Christmas revolves around the night the Christ child was born. Max Lucado portrayed the scene where the characters in the story came to life. Each holiday I ponder it once again.

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  • A Holy Visit

    'Twas the week before Christmas and all through my mind, Was an unsettled stirring of being behind. The stockings are stuck in storage somewhere, And an ornament hook is caught in my hair.

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  • I Get You

    Friend, no matter what you’re facing this holiday as a single mother, I GET YOU. I’ve been there. And though Christ is in your heart, it’s stillhard and there’s still a spot of emptiness that won’t go away. Sometimes you just need to know that someone understands. Cares.

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  • How to THRIVE This Holiday Season

    If you’re like many single moms, the holidays can be the most difficult time of the year. Everywhere you look you see happy little married couples, and it doesn’t help when the radio blares the tunes “It’s a Holly Jolly Christmas” or “I’ll be Home for Christmas.” Seems like when I was a single mom everywhere I turned there was an opportunity for an emotional meltdown. Then, after a couple of years, I changed my strategy concerning holiday wellness from being reactive to proactive. And it worked! I actually found myself riding on top of the holiday spirit.

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  • Easter’s Immeasurably MORE

    Happy Easter, friends. We’re about to celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. Most of us haven’t begun to scratch the surface of what all that means to us as a follower of Christ, but one day we will see the full scope.

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