Arise Blog

Category: Spiritual Growth

  • You Are Not Alone

    God knows how to bring the help you need. You may not be received into someone’s loving help immediately, but don’t give up. God will guide you to those He wants to help you.

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  • Improvise, Improvise, Improvise

    In 2006, I was part of a medical mission team comprised of 22 people who traveled up the Amazon River to remote villages near Iquitos, Peru. Lodging on an 800 square foot house boat, we realized there were only 21 beds, so a girl I’d only met a few times before and I volunteered to sleep on opposite ends of a mattress the size of a sleeping bag.

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  • Endure Well

    Think about that for a moment in light of your current situation. What present suffering are you experiencing? Is it a difficult season with a teenager, job loss, emotional struggles, financial hardships? John 16:33 tells us, “In this world you will have trouble.” No one is immune to suffering – no one married or single, with kids or without kids, employed or job searching – no one. Trouble will come. How will you respond? And why does it matter?

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  • Apple of His Eye

    God is so in love with you. Yes, YOU. And there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. It’s impossible to change the way He feels about you. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our own drama and chaos, we find ourselves concentrating on the negative things in our lives and we forget one simple truth — He loves us!

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  • God is Able

    When we turn to him, he is able to do more then we even ask or think or imagine. The word able means having the power, skill, or opportunity to do something. Therefore, we can’t be afraid to believe him for that big problem.

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  • It's Worth It

    What is the cost to follow Jesus? The cost is everything. I don’t know what that looks like in your life, but I know what it looks like in mine. The cost seems heavy sometimes. The cost seems unbearable sometimes. It is heavy and often times unbearable, especially when I take my eyes off of Jesus.

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  • Do You Need a 2nd Chance?

    Have you ever just felt lousy as a single mom, like you’re not a candidate for God’s forgiveness or you’ve fallen outside the realm of deserving God’s favor? If so, you’ve swallowed the biggest lie of Satan EVER! He doesn’t want you to know that your heavenly Father is the God of 2nd chances. (And I might add, by the way, that I actually know Him as the God of 3rd, 4th, and 5th chances!)

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  • Get a Plan

    Reading the Bible is an important practice in the life of a believer, but it's not always easy to decide what to read or how to get started with a regular reading schedule. Read along as Kim Heinecke shares how the YouVersion Bible App makes reading the Bible easy and engaging.

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  • How to Persevere Past the Potholes - Second Part

    When you find yourself in a place where you must deal with nasty people, it helps to identify where boundaries are being breached. Maybe you are the way I was, constantly trying to figure out what the problem was, how to reason with these people, even thinking, What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I work this out?

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  • The End Doesn’t Mean It’s Over

    My road to becoming a single mom involved me losing my home, closing my business and the man I loved no longer accepting my love. When I looked in the mirror, I didn’t even recognize myself. I thought my role as a wife defined who I was.

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