Arise Blog

Category: Spiritual Growth

  • What’s Your Plymouth Rock?

    Although Plymouth Rock inspires us with sentiments of the love of our country, God’s milestones should arouse us to an overwhelming admiration and devotion to the King of Kings. But where do we begin? Start today by considering all the mighty deeds he's done in your life.

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  • Splotches of Pink and Red

    If you’re like most of us, it’s easy to beat yourself up when you know full well that you’ve missed the mark in your walk with Christ. But God knows our shortcomings and the cross reminds us that he has covered every stain in our lives. The question is how do we live our lives protecting our hearts and minds so the world doesn't corrode them.

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  • Good or Bad, Change Is Inevitable

    Change is constant in this life. Friendships change, attitudes change, circumstances change, careers change, family dynamics change, kids change, passions change. Not all change is bad however, some of it God uses to bring beauty we would never have seen if things had remained.

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  • My Kids Needs Exhaust Me

    Of course motherhood is about "the kids." But as we grow in our faith and our time as a mother, we quickly realize that it's even more about God transforming us into the image of His Son, Jesus. And us passing that down to our kids.

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  • Squashed Bugs and Rules

    Do you ever feel like God's rules are just too strict? Much like our rules for our children, God understands us and wants to protect us and help us prosper.

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  • The Empty Nester

    It is importatn to remember that God is NOT finished with our roles as mothers once we enter the empty nester season. In fact, just because the children are out of the house does not mean they don’t need us anymore. Quite the opposite. They need us even more now than ever—just in different ways.

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  • 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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