Arise Blog

Category: Spiritual Growth

  • Is It Ok To Ask God For A Husband?

    How does God feel about us asking loaded questions? Is praying for a husband, wrong? The Bible says we can ask God for whatever is on our hearts, but that doesn’t mean it’s best for us or that He’ll say yes. Use this checklist to align your heart with God's will.

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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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  • What’s Your Security?

    What are you trusting to be your safety net? Which life preserver do you cling to when the waters rise and the waves crash around you? As you shuffle your way along life’s path, what do you grasp to try to keep you safe?

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  • Life Is Hard; Trusting God Is Hard

    No one loves hardships. We’d prefer a “happy little family.” But even for families that seem to have that picture-perfect life, it’s temporary because life promises one thing: adversity.

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  • Favorite Traditions to Prepare for Easter

    Easter is especially sacred since it is the time to remember, reflect, and commemorate the sacrifice of Jesus to redeem a lost and depraved world. Here are some favorite traditions to prepare your heart for Easter and implement into your family's holiday.

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  • One Thing Leads to Another

    Piece by piece sin erodes our freedom and we don’t notice the transitions until one day we’ve slipped past the point of who we wanted to be. One thing leads to another, but Christ can help.

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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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  • Surrendered Dreams

    Are you holding on to something you’ve always wanted and desired? Are you clinging to a dream? What if it's not what God wants for you? How do you drop the baggage you’re carrying and travel the road toward God’s destination?

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  • 15 Questions to Consider for a Jesus-Filled New Year

    The beginning of a new year is a great time to “consider our ways” and move toward significant positive changes for the best. Here are a few questions worth considering to keep you on that path. Post them somewhere so you can see them and make this a year of great spiritual growth!

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  • Reflections of Christmas

    Our focus of Christmas isn't always what it should be. Can we pause and consider looking at this year through a different lens? Mary's lens. And let us ponder and treasure this season in our heart.

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