Arise Blog

Category: Life Lessons

  • Drop Your Stones

    We all know there are power in our words. As women and moms we are often our worst counsel. We don't need others hurtful words because we are usually the ones beating ourselves up. What if we had a different perspective, a grace-fill Jesus perspective before we face our next trial.

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  • Letting Go

    I’m constantly reminded of the stark reality that though I can’t control a lot of things, I CAN control how I react to them. In almost every case, it requires me to redirect my thinking. What thoughts are gripping you?

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  • Goodness in the Midst of Trouble

    God is continually at work if we look hard enough to find it. We choose what thoughts and attitudes reign. How can we change our perspective and our thinking to see the good?

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  • Hold Your Horses

    When we are barreling full steam ahead in our own agenda, dreams, and wishes, do you think God ever says “hold your horses”? Are there people or situations you’ve prayed about for weeks, months, and years and you’re still waiting on an answer? Why must we always wait?

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  • I Have No Control

    As life swirls around us we so badly try to grasp for things of this world to help us "feel" like we're in control. But we have none, only our Creator knows all things. Our response to life should be to recognize that our only control is in how much we trust God and how we responded to the chaos.

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  • Enjoy The Little Things

    How would your life look different if you took a minute each morning to just hit the pause button and “smell the roses?”

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  • Overcoming Fear When It Feels Impossible

    A person fears when he faces people or circumstances that have the ability to control them, or even in the most severe case like Margy, murder us for goodness sake! Maybe as a single mom you haven’t been kidnapped by a serial killer, but you’ve faced financial fear or the ‘well-being of my child’ fear or the ‘what am I going to do’ fear.

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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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  • Fear of the Unknown

    Fear is the deadliest of emotions. It gets to us on every level of our being because we feel so vulnerable. Fear can’t be reasoned with. But thankfully God has given us another way to ride through times of adversity like the one we’re in now.

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