Arise Blog

Category: Motherhood

  • When You Do Not Understand

    I wonder how many times The Lord has taken the same approach with me? When I wave my fist and fight against his commands for my life, demanding He change His plan, does He lovingly shake His head and say, “She just can’t see my best for her. She doesn’t understand.”

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  • EMBRACE

    I found myself fighting the desire to accept this move. I believed God was leading me to downsize but He wasn’t making it easy! The house didn’t sell the first time we put it on the market, and showing a house several times a week with FIVE kids living in it was beyond hard! Keeping an immaculate show-ready home was NOT normal for us

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  • Three "To Do's" As a New Single Mother

    Friend, if you’re in the initial stage of redefining your life as a single parent, take heart. Read along as Pam Kanaly shares the basic ‘Children Facts’ that she wished she knew as a new single mom.

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  • Ok, God, That's Enough!

    Living in a world where so much is going on, it is imperative that our focus stays on God and not the troubles that are surrounding us. In 1 Peter 5:10 the Bible explains, “ And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” (NIV) As I was going through the pain and the process, I eventually found my purpose and allowed God to totally restore everything that the enemy THOUGHT he stole from me.

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  • Leeon

    As a single mother, I often have these moments when looking at my kids’ father. He is living life carefree! He feels paying child support is an infringement to him and heaven forbid he help out physically. I often find myself bitter and envious of his life. Occasionally, I look at the life he has and am jealous of everything he has that I don’t. A career, a girlfriend, a social life...I see all this and it is those times I will find myself tugging against God.

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  • How to Let Go of the Reins

    Allow them to make choices. If you encourage decision-making, your children will feel more important and confident as they grow into adults. They’ll also look to you for answers in heavier matters since they’ll know you’re not trying to control their every move. As one parent summed it up: “The more I encourage my son to think for himself, the more he will care what I think.”

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  • Raising Those Kids for Jesus

    I struggle with raising my kids. As a solo parent, I never feel like I am enough for them. You’ve probably read the articles about moms wanting to be “enough” on various blogs. I’ve read them, too. But I still struggle with it. Every day probably.

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