Arise Blog

Category: Spiritual Growth

  • 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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  • More Than A Baby In A Manger

    One of the favorite Christmas truths is a verse that spells out four of God’s greatest attributes. You’ve heard these words for years, but stop. Be still. Let them wash over you.

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  • Treasure Hunting

    If you think the Old Testament is out of date and doesn't apply anymore, let us encourage you to reevaluate. Like repurposing an old antique, the Old Testament has the potential to transform your life. Read along to uncover some of the greatest treasures tucked between the pages.

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  • Feeling Unsettled?

    So where do we turn when the gusts of unsettledness come our way? And how can we hush its force when we find ourselves waking up at 3 a.m. and can’t go back to sleep? God's word has time-tested helps for us to fight off the enemy.

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