Arise Blog

Category: Spiritual Growth

  • Five Shortcuts That Will Kill You

    Shortcuts make our life easier. By nature they are designed to “cut short” the time and energy invested in routine or mundane tasks. Who doesn’t love a good shortcut? But there are areas in life that you can't afford to take shortcuts. Read along as Kim Heinecke shares the five shortcuts that will kill you.

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  • School of Patience

    Do you ever feel like your patience is being tested? Read along as Shelley Pulliam shares how the true test of patience lies in persevering, character-building moments. Hard times times teach us valuable lessons about life, ourselves, and the faithfulness of God.

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  • 20 Ways God Says “I love you”

    It’s easy to read God’s Word and miss the best part! Sometimes don’t you just need a little squeeze from God? Here are 20 ways that God says, "I love you."

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  • Parenting is Killing Me

    Do you ever feel like you are unqualified to be a mom? Are you drowning in a sea of inadequacy? Sometimes, raising kids can feel like more than you can handle. But maybe parenting isn't as much about the behavior modification of your kids as it is about what God wants to do in YOU as a parent.

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  • Plugging In

    How often do we wait too long to plug into God’s power? How many times do we skip connecting to the real power source and instead keep running on our own power until our tank is empty? We let other things creep in and blot out all time spent with God. Our busyness and tasks take precedence, but that’s when we need to plug in to God the most.

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  • 5 Reasons to Start Journaling This Year

    Journaling for me was a way to write out my feelings: the good, bad and the UGLY. Over time the act of journaling went from a necessity, to a habit, until FINALLY it became a hobby. Yes, a hobby!

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  • Praying God's Word

    I’ve spent much of my adult life practicing the spiritual discipline of prayer. But I didn’t always do it well. YOU can be a praying mom—and pray with confidence that God hears your heart. Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your prayer life and grow in this spiritual discipline.

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  • Pray for Joy

    I wish someone had challenged me to pray for joy in my home when I was a single mom. Joy often felt like a luxury. My primary focus was to make it from one day to the next. I had kids to feed, bills to pay and a demanding job. I was sometimes lonely, unsettled and emotionally out of control. Do you ever feel like that?

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  • Play Defense

    Moms, are we playing enough defense in our parenting? Are we stopping the enemy from getting too close to the minds of our children? I wonder, how would my kids’ spiritual lives be different if my passion and energy to lead them in God’s Truth were as strong as my passion to wave a big foam finger and ring a cowbell every Friday night?

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  • Refine Me Like a Rock

    We don’t fully understand trials. Difficulties sometimes create fissures in our faith. Once we become a Christian, shouldn’t everything be sunshine and flowers? Doesn’t God straighten the path, removing all the obstacles and valleys?

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