Arise Blog

Emotions

Troubled Heart?

What is the heaviest thing you have ever lifted? I read an article recently about two mothers who single-handedly lifted a 1.1-ton car off of a young boy

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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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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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Emotions

My Worry Routine

My brain loves to wake me up a little after 3 a.m. It is its favorite time to bring up everything I should worry about. So I do

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Building Character

Who Do You Rely On

“I want you to close your eyes and think about the greatest teachers you’ve ever had. What about those teachers made them special? What were some of the

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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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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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