Arise Blog

Category: Life Lessons

  • 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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  • 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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