Arise Blog

Category: Life Lessons

  • Taste and See

    We can reason, argue, and resort to logic to explain that God is good, but when all is said and done, we must taste and see for ourselves. It’s only when His love and presence touch our hearts can we really know Him. But what does "taste and see" really mean?

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  • 3 Reasons To Be Grateful When You Don't Feel Like It

    Many might think that being a thankful person is noteworthy, but it’s not that big of a deal. Or is it? The journey to becoming a person filled with gratitude is hard work, but worth it. The benefits of a grateful heart remain endless.

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  • The Shabby Lawn Furniture at My Thanksgiving Table

    What does your Thanksgiving Day look like? Are your circumstances sitting in scruffy lawn furniture or mahogany wing-backed chairs? Whatever the case, this day has a unique purpose, one that is not useless, but rather useful in God’s economy and timing. Therefore, we can enter into the Thanksgiving season with a grateful heart.

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  • Kick the Can

    The enemy would like nothing better than for us to remain isolated by the fear of what lies beyond. He wants us to believe we can’t follow our course or that we’re not good enough to race with abandon. But Christ has given us freedom.

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  • Change Is Constant

    Change is inevitable, no one is exempt and time cannot be manipulated. So how can we get through this process and come out stronger? Kim walks us through perspective and purpose during this season.

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  • The Best Pay-It-Forward Story Ever

    There’s probably not a single one of us who doesn’t have warm fuzzies when we hear a heartwarming “Pay It Forward” story. This one will make you smile, and hopefully inspire you to pay-it-forward too.

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  • Are You Living in a Locust Season?

    Many of us have experienced the “locust seasons” of life. A season that strip us of the good crop—what we most desire: a happy complete family, well-balanced children, or a promising career. It’s easy to believe that while in those “locust seasons” God has forgotten us, but He hasn't!

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  • Are You Living Unprotected?

    What soldier heads into battle without weapons? As Christians, we’re fighting on the front lines, so why do we enter the fray without our shield and armor? If you don't put on His armor, you leave all of your vulnerable areas open to the enemy. Read along as Shelley Pulliam shares how wearing the armor of God will change the direction and outcome of your day.

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  • We Don’t Reap in the Same Season We Sow

    Are you feeling like all of your efforts in parenting your kids well aren't paying off? Maybe you feel like the wait just isn't worth it? Then read along as Kim Heinecke shares how parenting is much like gardening. We don’t reap in the same season we sow.

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  • Is the Man You’re Dating Right for You?

    Wouldn't you love it if there was such a thing as a "relationship detector" that could identify problems hiding beneath the surface? As Christians we have a "detector" inside of us—the Holy Spirit. Sometimes His signal is obvious, but we don’t hear it because we’re not listening. So just how do you know if the man you’re dating is right for you? Read along as Pam Kanaly gives you a "metal detector" test for relationships!

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