Arise Blog

Category: Life Lessons

  • 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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  • 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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