Arise Blog

Category: Parenting

  • My Kids Said Moses and Sarah Are His Parents

    Kids say the darndest things. Most of them are laughable, but on occasion, they become an object lesson. Through the eyes of her son's not-so-perfect storytelling, Kim Heinecke explains the importance of understanding the truth of why we celebrate Christmas.

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  • Puzzle Season

    Do you have special traditions that bring your family together for fun and reflection? Is there anything during the holidays that allows you to just stop and be together? Kim Heinecke's family tradition may spark an idea for your family this holiday season!

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  • Eyes Up

    God the Father, through the sacrifice of his Son and the empowerment of his Spirit, gives us everything we need to get through the problems of living on this earth. As teammates in this parenting journey, we must remember to encourage one another to always look to Him.

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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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  • Three Things Every Child Needs

    Parents want to provide every possible convenience and trinket to their children, believing it will make them happy. Of course, we all know children can thrive without the fancy toys or latest fashion trend, but children truly cannot excel without these three things.

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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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  • My Kids Need a New Mom

    Do you ever feel like your kids need a new mom? How can we ever hope to raise kids in the likeness of Jesus if they are being guided by a flawed, sinful parent? Read along as Kim Heinecke shares how all we really have to do is love Jesus and let Him fill in the gaps.

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  • Family Discussion Questions

    Family discussions at dinner can be hard to get rolling—especially if you have teens. Consider these creative ways that Kim Heinecke engages her kids in conversation.

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  • We Don’t Reap in the Same Season We Sow

    Are you feeling like all of your efforts in parenting your kids well aren't paying off? Maybe you feel like the wait just isn't worth it? Then read along as Kim Heinecke shares how parenting is much like gardening. We don’t reap in the same season we sow.

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  • 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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