Arise Blog

Category: Life Lessons

  • What’s Your Plymouth Rock?

    Although Plymouth Rock inspires us with sentiments of the love of our country, God’s milestones should arouse us to an overwhelming admiration and devotion to the King of Kings. But where do we begin? Start today by considering all the mighty deeds he's done in your life.

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  • Splotches of Pink and Red

    If you’re like most of us, it’s easy to beat yourself up when you know full well that you’ve missed the mark in your walk with Christ. But God knows our shortcomings and the cross reminds us that he has covered every stain in our lives. The question is how do we live our lives protecting our hearts and minds so the world doesn't corrode them.

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  • Raindrops of Grace

    Do you ever just stop and enjoy the grace of God? It's hard in this busy world to take in all of God's goodness that he has surrounded us with. Maybe today you could pause and enjoy the drops of grace that God showers us with.

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  • Waiting on God's Timing

    Can you imagine what would have happened if Noah had given up and left the safety of the ark? His patient endurance allowed God to finish what He began. Is there something you are waiting for? Are you growing impatient or holding steady?

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  • Leave Everything Better Than You Found It

    We often times see the world as "not our problem." But is that how Jesus looked at it? What if we began each day with the attitude of--everything I come in contact with today, I’m going to make better?

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  • Squashed Bugs and Rules

    Do you ever feel like God's rules are just too strict? Much like our rules for our children, God understands us and wants to protect us and help us prosper.

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  • 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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