Arise Blog

Category: Legacy of Faith

  • Managing Margin

    As women we try to be super heroes. Our capes encircle our necks as we swoop in to rescue our families, especially our children. We exert so much time, energy, and effort for others that we become depleted, stressed, and overwhelmed. Our lives overflow with so many tasks and duties that we are left without margin.

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  • A Little Water Bottle and Big Faith

    I wonder what solutions to upcoming prayers God has already answered and we’re not even aware of the need yet? Do you have the faith to believe he can and fill meet all our needs like the little girl in this story?

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  • A Second Marriage Success

    I’d like to summarize what I most want single moms to know about dating again and second marriages - facts no one ever told me. So buckle up. Here’s the truth about dating, uniting two families together and the key to making it work.

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  • Mel’s Book Review of - Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys

    For nine years I raised my two little boys alone as a single mom. I knew one day these two stinky little boys would grow up to be men, and that terrified me. One of the greatest resources I found on my journey was a book called Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys. This book is unique as it breaks up the age groups and allows you to read the section that your boy is currently in. And although it’s about raising boys, we can all learn from the following quote. I remember underlining this little paragraph with tears in my eyes.

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  • Thankful

    Maybe you’re in a season where your life shows no hope of growth or beauty. In Colossians chapter three Paul brings us to an understanding of thankfulness in an interesting way. Will you see the beauty in this season?

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  • 3 Tips For Moms Of Adult Children

    Whether you are the biological mother or an adopted mother, your child leaves the nest after high school and all of a sudden your role forever changes where “mothering” takes on a new purpose. So how can we best aid our children in their increasing capacity of taking on adult responsibilities?

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  • Such A Time As This

    Often we believe if we’re not climbing mountains, traveling the world, or working a high-level job then we can’t make a difference. But that wasn't true for the biblical heroine Esther and it isn't true for you either.

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  • Jesus is Always the Hero

    Have you ever noticed the mother in the Bible story of Jesus feeding the crowd of five thousand with the lunch offered by a little boy? If you read John chapter 6, you won’t actually find a mention of any woman, but I know she was there. This story doesn’t happen the same way without a mom.

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  • Feeling God’s Pleasure

    During the span of our life, hours have been devoted to eating popcorn and participating in America’s favorite pastime: an evening at the movies. We reminisce about movies that produced tears or ones that caused side pains from laughing, but only a few were “life-defining” cinema moments. One such movie for me was Chariots of Fire. To this day hearing the theme song resonates within me a deep desire to make a difference in the world.

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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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