Arise Blog

Category: Spiritual Growth

  • 6 Steps When You Find Yourself Suddenly Single (divorced)

    As is true with any healing process, there’s always a beginning point. For some, the following suggestions may seem elementary. But if you’re suddenly single and in a crisis mode, these ideas won’t seem basic at all. In fact, they might appear as impossible tasks. Yet with God at the helm, the impossible becomes possible when we lean into Him.

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  • Be A Doer

    We make time for what is important to us. There are seasons in which we can become sluggish regarding our walk with Christ. It always happens when we stop pursuing Him and rely on yesterday’s faith to get us through. But how do we change that pattern?

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  • Goodbye 2019 – 20 Truths about the Past

    The last day of the year has always caused me to be rather nostalgic as I glance in my rearview mirror at the previous 364 days. While so many of us shun those regrets, disappointments, and tears, our past actually serves as one of our greatest life advantages.

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  • 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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  • Ten Things Every Single Mom Needs to Know During the Holidays

    Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, but often it's a struggle for single parents to be merry. So what’s a mom to do in finding balance? Reviewing these reminders from Pam Kanaly will help you to experience Christmas in a fresh light!

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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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