Arise Blog

Category: Spiritual Growth

  • Position Matters

    There are certain privileges we enjoy because of our position in life. Then why is it that we fail to be mindful of our position in Christ when trials and temptations come our way? How often do we let that slip from our consciousness and proceed through life as a victim or prey for the enemy to devour?

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  • Mothering With Wisdom

    Mothering is hard, no matter how you look at it. It takes great courage and wisdom to make it during, the baby years, the toddlers, the teens, and even when they are "adult kids." But one thing is certain. You must continually recognize your need for godly WISDOM because you’re going to need with an increasing measure for the rest of your life.

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  • I Want To Be A Noah

    Genesis 6 credits Noah with three attributes: he was a righteous man, he was blameless among the people, and he walked faithfully with God. His obedience and faithfulness to God never waivered even in most daunting circumstances. Could the same be said about you? Are you able to press on just as the Lord commands in the midst of a storm?

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  • Holy Spirit

    Have you ever needed direction, wisdom, or an answer to a problem that is not settled? Perhaps you’ve even semi prayed about it, but there’s still no peace. Or maybe you’re trying to work something out with someone and in your heart of hearts you KNOW you’re right. What’s a person to do?

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  • Exhausted From Sorrow

    There are seasons of life in which our hearts can’t take another blow. Have you ever experienced that kind of exhausting sorrow? In these times it is so important to look to Jesus. He is gently and compassionately encouraging us to press on.

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  • Anchored In The Storm

    Are you feeling driven and tossed by your circumstances? Drifting farther into unsafe waters? Uncertain about what’s ahead? Jesus wants us to be anchored to him every day of our life so that when storms hit we know where to go.

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  • 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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