Arise Blog

Category: all

  • 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.

    Read More
  • Three Things Every Child Needs

    Parents want to provide every possible convenience and trinket to their children, believing it will make them happy. Of course, we all know children can thrive without the fancy toys or latest fashion trend, but children truly cannot excel without these three things.

    Read More
  • Want to Teach Your Kids Responsibility?

    Do you have your children help with chores around the house? These tasks not only help kids feel a sens of contributing, but they will help you out too! Pam Kanaly shares the benefits of chores and what tasks children of all ages can do!

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • The Importance of Reinforcement Recognition

    We all have a deep desire for people to “get us.” We love it when they perceive how we’re wired and interact with us in a way that says, “I see you, I recognize your talents, and I love your personality.” Your children possess the same desire for you to respond to them according to the way God created them and praise them for their attributes.

    Read More
  • 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!

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • Family Discussion Questions

    Family discussions at dinner can be hard to get rolling—especially if you have teens. Consider these creative ways that Kim Heinecke engages her kids in conversation.

    Read More
  • Three Tips for the New Stepmom

    If you’re like many single moms, you hope to marry one day. And if you choose a husband with young children, your mom status changes instantly from being a single mom to being a stepmom. You may be asking yourself, "What does being a stepmom even entail?" Read along as Pam Kanaly shares three tips that will help the transition from single mom to stepmom go a bit easier!

    Read More