Arise Blog

Category: Personal Time

  • Strength to My Weary Heart

    Sometimes we are merely surviving and get lost in the swirling chaos of life. If your heart is weary, take comfort in knowing that God is the only one in control and his plan is perfect.

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  • 12 Tips for Refreshing Your Mental Health

    Moms can take daily steps to diminish mental anxiety. We can’t fix a lot of problems, but we can make intentional choices to enhance our emotional wellness. Let's examine our own mental weaknesses and do something about them?! Would any of these twelve suggestions appear on your “Steps to a Healthier Me” list?

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  • What Needs To Be Left Behind?

    Much of our ability to thrive depends on the debris we let go of when life does not go the way we had planned. Maybe we ought to ask ourselves what "trash" we have that needs to be left behind.

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  • Christmas Road to Bethlehem

    So often when we consider the Christmas story, we envision Mary and Joseph giving birth to baby Jesus in a stable. However, I would imagine most of us overlook another part of the narrative. The road to Bethlehem was grueling. The journey was hazardous and strenuous. But it was worth it. What does your journey look like today?

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  • Stop The Noise

    Do you ever feel like life needs a stop button? Maybe just to turn off the noise? A break sounds like a great option, but how can you do that with family, job, kids, responsibilities? Did you know that it's not just an option, Jesus commands it.

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  • What Do You Want?

    If Jesus is standing in front of you right now and asks you, “What do you want me to do for you?” how would you respond?

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  • Goodness in the Midst of Trouble

    God is continually at work if we look hard enough to find it. We choose what thoughts and attitudes reign. How can we change our perspective and our thinking to see the good?

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  • The Worry Cycle

    You’re likely going to read this blog because you’re wrestling with something that keeps you all stirred up. It's worry. Can good come from that? How do we interrupt the worry cycle and slow it down?

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  • Hold Your Horses

    When we are barreling full steam ahead in our own agenda, dreams, and wishes, do you think God ever says “hold your horses”? Are there people or situations you’ve prayed about for weeks, months, and years and you’re still waiting on an answer? Why must we always wait?

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  • I Have No Control

    As life swirls around us we so badly try to grasp for things of this world to help us "feel" like we're in control. But we have none, only our Creator knows all things. Our response to life should be to recognize that our only control is in how much we trust God and how we responded to the chaos.

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