Arise Blog

Category: Motherhood

  • My Kids Needs Exhaust Me

    Of course motherhood is about "the kids." But as we grow in our faith and our time as a mother, we quickly realize that it's even more about God transforming us into the image of His Son, Jesus. And us passing that down to our kids.

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  • The Empty Nester

    It is importatn to remember that God is NOT finished with our roles as mothers once we enter the empty nester season. In fact, just because the children are out of the house does not mean they don’t need us anymore. Quite the opposite. They need us even more now than ever—just in different ways.

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  • Mothering With Wisdom

    Mothering is hard, no matter how you look at it. It takes great courage and wisdom to make it during, the baby years, the toddlers, the teens, and even when they are "adult kids." But one thing is certain. You must continually recognize your need for godly WISDOM because you’re going to need with an increasing measure for the rest of your life.

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  • Prayer Power

    Don’t you wonder what the plan is for your child’s life? How do we, as moms, mold and shape their lives to prepare them for all God has in store for them?

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  • A Whisper From God

    Do you ever lose sight of God in the mundane and exhausting task of your daily life? Here is a little reminder of how he walks with us always. He knows our name and our every need. Do you see him?

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  • A Mothers Bible

    My mother’s Bible is at the top of my “wish list” when she leaves this world for eternity. The pages are worn and some are ripped. It’s been recovered in an effort to extend its life but even the new leather is now desperate for repair.

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  • Self Care Is Not Selfish

    If we don’t take responsibility for our own self-care, than we most likely will struggle taking care of everything else. The struggle shows up as weight gain, depression, stress, loss of energy, illness and more.

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  • Handling Our Expectations

    Being a mom is a hard job. But often time the problem is not so much with our children, as it is with US. How are you handling your expectations with your older children? Misplaced expectations will eventually catch up with us, but there are a few things you CAN expect with your children.

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  • Mother’s Day Boot Camp

    Mother’s Day Boot Camp began many years ago. My sons were very small, and instead of moping around feeling sorry for myself that no husband was around to take them shopping or demand they leave me alone for an uninterrupted nap, I elected to teach them how to honor me (and other important women in their lives) on Mother’s Day.

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  • Happy Birthday, Sara!

    As a single mom raising young kids, you have many questions. "How can I lead when I’m a mess myself sometimes?" Or, maybe you just find yourself feeling helpless and hopeless. But you must remember you are never alone.

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