Arise Blog

Category: Motherhood

  • 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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  • 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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  • The Pink Corsage I Disliked

    As a single mom, Mother’s Day can seem like the hardest day of the year. Rather than spending this holiday focused on what's missing let us turn to Jesus to see how he has filled us with exactly what we need to rejoice in this season.

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  • Your Kids Are Not Your Enemy

    Scripture is clear, in this world we are not fighting against people. We have a spiritual enemy set on taking you and me out of the game. And sometimes he uses our kids as his weapons to destroy what God has sanctified.

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  • The Best Mother In The World

    Do you struggle with motherhood as a competition? How often are we racing toward a finish line that doesn’t exist? You're not alone.

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  • When Will I See God's Faithfulness

    It's so easy to become discouraged when we don’t see God’s provision in our petitions. We ask ourselves, how long must we wait until we see the faithfulness of God come through on our behalf? Keep seeking, keep asking, and know that sometimes we don’t see the hand of God that moved over our requests until years later.

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  • The Importance of Reinforcement Recognition

    We all have a deep desire for people to “get us.” We love it when they perceive how we’re wired and interact with us in a way that says, “I see you, I recognize your talents, and I love your personality.” Your children possess the same desire for you to respond to them according to the way God created them and praise them for their attributes.

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