Arise Blog

Everyday Life

Firm Foundations

“Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down.” The wolf’s famous words in the story “The Three Little Pigs” always made me grin because

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Building Character

Making Wise Decisions

“Which choice do you think you’ll make?” I asked a friend while sitting down for coffee. My heart broke as I watched her doubt herself over and over.

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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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Legacy of Faith

Living In a Shadow

You’ve all heard the stories about how birth rank affects a child. As the youngest, I believe it’s true to some extent because you have siblings who’ve charted

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Building Character

It’s a Jolly Holiday With Mary

This afternoon I found myself glued to the television watching the film Saving Mr. Banks. I had originally viewed the movie the day it released in theaters in

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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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Emotions

Disturbing Phone Finds

This is something we all dread as parents: I found something on one of my boys’ phones that really bothered me. As I was jotting down some notes

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