Arise Blog

Category: Life Lessons

  • 9 Tips from Teachers to Foster Your Child’s Success

    Your children are in your home for such a short time. The way you approach school, teachers, and responsibility will impact the rest of their life. Develop a positive working relationship with your child’s teachers, make school a priority, and be involved in their daily events. It will take effort, but you will be so glad you did.

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  • I Want To Be A Noah

    Genesis 6 credits Noah with three attributes: he was a righteous man, he was blameless among the people, and he walked faithfully with God. His obedience and faithfulness to God never waivered even in most daunting circumstances. Could the same be said about you? Are you able to press on just as the Lord commands in the midst of a storm?

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  • Holy Spirit

    Have you ever needed direction, wisdom, or an answer to a problem that is not settled? Perhaps you’ve even semi prayed about it, but there’s still no peace. Or maybe you’re trying to work something out with someone and in your heart of hearts you KNOW you’re right. What’s a person to do?

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  • Anchored In The Storm

    Are you feeling driven and tossed by your circumstances? Drifting farther into unsafe waters? Uncertain about what’s ahead? Jesus wants us to be anchored to him every day of our life so that when storms hit we know where to go.

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  • Life Is Hard; Trusting God Is Hard

    No one loves hardships. We’d prefer a “happy little family.” But even for families that seem to have that picture-perfect life, it’s temporary because life promises one thing: adversity.

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  • One Thing Leads to Another

    Piece by piece sin erodes our freedom and we don’t notice the transitions until one day we’ve slipped past the point of who we wanted to be. One thing leads to another, but Christ can help.

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  • When Thoughts of Suicide Slip In

    So what can you do if you are having suicidal thoughts? First of all, know this. There is help. There is hope. Don’t try to go it alone.

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  • Building Blocks, Not Detours

    What is God doing in your life? Does he have you spinning in circles? Or is He preparing you for future works? God utilizes all of our experiences to prepare us for what is to come. Will you trust him?

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  • Preparation Pays Off

    Have you ever prepared for something before it happens? The preparation probably didn't make it easier, but it equipped you to handle it better. Life is no different. When life’s challenges entangle us, preparation doesn't magically take the challenge away; it enables you to lift your eyes and behold the beauty of the One who rescues us.

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  • The Importance of Friendship

    When we’re young, we’re more open to making friends and throwing ourselves wholeheartedly into being with them. There was lots of time – hours and hours to spend goofing off at sleepovers, hanging out at the mall, playing sports, and talking about boys. All that activity builds a close relationship.

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