Arise Blog

Category: Spiritual Growth

  • Kick the Can

    The enemy would like nothing better than for us to remain isolated by the fear of what lies beyond. He wants us to believe we can’t follow our course or that we’re not good enough to race with abandon. But Christ has given us freedom.

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  • The Best Pay-It-Forward Story Ever

    There’s probably not a single one of us who doesn’t have warm fuzzies when we hear a heartwarming “Pay It Forward” story. This one will make you smile, and hopefully inspire you to pay-it-forward too.

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  • Sin Behaves Like a Raccoon

    Sometimes our sin can seem harmless. We protect and feed thoughts that could grow into something dangerous to us. But what happens when our sin overpowers our will to walk away? Someone gets hurt. Sometimes it's us; sometimes it's our children. But in every situation, this pain could have been avoided if we hadn't chased the forbidden.

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  • Are You Living in a Locust Season?

    Many of us have experienced the “locust seasons” of life. A season that strip us of the good crop—what we most desire: a happy complete family, well-balanced children, or a promising career. It’s easy to believe that while in those “locust seasons” God has forgotten us, but He hasn't!

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  • My Kids Need a New Mom

    Do you ever feel like your kids need a new mom? How can we ever hope to raise kids in the likeness of Jesus if they are being guided by a flawed, sinful parent? Read along as Kim Heinecke shares how all we really have to do is love Jesus and let Him fill in the gaps.

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  • Are You Living Unprotected?

    What soldier heads into battle without weapons? As Christians, we’re fighting on the front lines, so why do we enter the fray without our shield and armor? If you don't put on His armor, you leave all of your vulnerable areas open to the enemy. Read along as Shelley Pulliam shares how wearing the armor of God will change the direction and outcome of your day.

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  • 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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