Arise Blog

Category: Life Lessons

  • Five Shortcuts That Will Kill You

    Shortcuts make our life easier. By nature they are designed to “cut short” the time and energy invested in routine or mundane tasks. Who doesn’t love a good shortcut? But there are areas in life that you can't afford to take shortcuts. Read along as Kim Heinecke shares the five shortcuts that will kill you.

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  • School of Patience

    Do you ever feel like your patience is being tested? Read along as Shelley Pulliam shares how the true test of patience lies in persevering, character-building moments. Hard times times teach us valuable lessons about life, ourselves, and the faithfulness of God.

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  • 20 Ways God Says “I love you”

    It’s easy to read God’s Word and miss the best part! Sometimes don’t you just need a little squeeze from God? Here are 20 ways that God says, "I love you."

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  • Plugging In

    How often do we wait too long to plug into God’s power? How many times do we skip connecting to the real power source and instead keep running on our own power until our tank is empty? We let other things creep in and blot out all time spent with God. Our busyness and tasks take precedence, but that’s when we need to plug in to God the most.

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  • My Perfect Epitaph

    Done. We use this four-letter word quite frequently in our everyday life. Read along as Shelley Pulliam shares how it has even become her perfect epitaph because of how it correlates to what Jesus taught and how we are to serve Him.

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  • 5 Simple Steps to Create a Vision Board

    We know being a single mother is hard work. As we get caught up in our fast-paced lives we often forget what is we want and how to live a happier, less stressful life. One of the greatest projects I did for my kids was to create a Vision Board.

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  • The Single Mom and Holiday Loneliness

    Loneliness can be a difficult wilderness for single moms. It’s hard enough during ten months out of the year, but in the months of November and December, it reaches new heights.

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  • What Do You Do with Panic?

    Fear has a unique ability of pushing us over the edge into a ridiculous tizzy. What starts as an innocent concern can instantly be transformed into a wordless darkness of worst-case scenarios playing over and over in our mind. What we need in moments like those is the wherewithal to trust God above the havoc.

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  • Paint by Number

    At first glance, we might not be spectacular – a blank canvas waiting to be created. But God begins His work by adding a bit of blue, a touch of red, a swish of green – each a part of the process in developing us into who God created us to be.

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  • Discovering True Joy in Struggles

    Are you waiting for the day when most of your problems are gone? When you enter a better season that’s much more suitable for your “happiness” factor? If you’re like me, for a long time I believed “I’ll be filled with more joy when…” and I had all kinds of ways to complete that line.

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