Arise Blog

Category: Spiritual Growth

  • Thankful

    Maybe you’re in a season where your life shows no hope of growth or beauty. In Colossians chapter three Paul brings us to an understanding of thankfulness in an interesting way. Will you see the beauty in this season?

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  • Drop Your Stones

    We all know there are power in our words. As women and moms we are often our worst counsel. We don't need others hurtful words because we are usually the ones beating ourselves up. What if we had a different perspective, a grace-fill Jesus perspective before we face our next trial.

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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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  • Letting Go

    I’m constantly reminded of the stark reality that though I can’t control a lot of things, I CAN control how I react to them. In almost every case, it requires me to redirect my thinking. What thoughts are gripping you?

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  • Things Aren't Always As They Seem

    When’s the last time you looked on Facebook or Instagram and felt saddened because it appeared that everyone had “the perfect family” but you? Or name a time when you lost sight that God was orchestrating a higher plan. Maybe if we shift our focus we could see that things aren't always as they seem.

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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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  • Uncertainty

    Have you ever considered the fruitless results of dwelling on the UNCERTAINTIES in life? Why not think on God’s truths and what we know to be CERTAIN? Here's a little test to help you see where your focus lies.

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  • Steeple Chaser

    What do you think about when you see a church steeple? Your childhood? Hurts from past churches? The people of God? It's more than all those things. Christ doesn't dwell in a building with a steeple on top.

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