Arise Blog

Emotional Wellness

After nearly 15 years in marriage and ministry, my life was instantly turned inside out and upside down the moment my husband revealed he was gay and no

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Emotional Wellness

Strengths & Weaknesses

This week I was sitting in a room of 7th and 8th grade girls when one of them said, “We impress people with our strengths, but we connect

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Building Character

E-X-P-E-C-T-A-T-I-O-N-S

I am a Sound of Music nerd. I admit I might have a problem because I love the movie so much. Ever since the age of seven when

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Building Character

Keep Your Eyes Up

I recently heard a speaker at a safety event we hosted say one phrase that really stuck with me: Keep. Your. Eyes. Up. When I heard this phrase,

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4 Lessons From A Courtroom
Emotional Wellness

Lessons From The Courtroom

I feel like the hollow echo when entering a courtroom is unlike any other experience. Just getting there is crazy enough: you dress up, your heart is pounding, you

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Emotional Wellness

Overcoming Chaos and Crisis

One of the toughest seasons of my life was the spring of 2019. My 16-year-old daughter had run away from home multiple times. I could see from her

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Building Character

Baby Turtles, You Can Make It

The air is humid. The sun warms the sand as the water ebbs and flows. Movement begins slowly. Sand divots appear across the landscape. Then teeny tiny sea

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