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Hi friends and welcome to the Arise, Beloved blog. We have an amazing team of writers behind this blog and our desire is to speak truth into the lies that cripple us and shine light into the darkness that isolates us because we believe that now, more than ever, the Church desperately needs women to be restored so that the world can be set ablaze. Our hope is that you find comfort, solace, and peace in knowing that you are not alone, you are not too far gone and there is ALWAYS hope to be found. 

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Welcome to the fifth and final part of the Screwtape Letters Series! In this episode, we cover Letter #23. This letter is where C.S. Lewis explains the concept of a “historical Jesus”. Join us as we break down what C.S. Lewis is talking about and then apply it to our current world. We explain what […]

S03 E06: Screwtape Letters Pt 5: Historical Jesus and Woke Catholicism

Kateri Leonard, Mary Kate Anthony, Podcast, Season Three

Today in Part Four of the Screwtape Letters we dive into Letters #22, 25, 27, and 29. The devil ultimately wants us to believe that we can’t trust God completely and that we must take things into our own hands and have something else to fall back on. This is the lie from the beginning […]

S03 E05: Screwtape Letters Pt 4: Constant Noise and Chaos

Kateri Leonard, Mary Kate Anthony, Podcast, Season Three

Today in Part Three of the Screwtape Letters we cover Letter #15. This letter is all about time and how we can touch eternity while staying in the confines of time. We gave this letter its own episode because it is foundational to understanding how the devil attempts to pull us away from God by […]

S03 E04: Screwtape Letters Pt 3: Eternity vs Time

Kateri Leonard, Mary Kate Anthony, Podcast, Season Three

Sisters, in prayer recently an image that struck me was that of the wineskin.  Jesus says, “You cannot put new wine in old wineskins”, yet how often do we try?  We beg for newness, we ache for wholeness, we plead for resurrection, all the while clinging to the tattered rags that prevent us from receiving that which […]

Wineskins (A Prayer)

Restoration, Shelby Hawks

Today in Part Two the Screwtape Letters we dive into Letters #9, 12, and 13. These letters all discuss pleasure and how all pleasure has been created by God and is good in and of itself. All the devil can do is take what is already good and pervert it and he does this with […]

S03 E03: Screwtape Letters Pt 2: Perverting Pleasure

Narrow Way, Podcast, Season Three

Today we are SO excited to kick off our Screwtape Letters book series. In Part One, we dive into Letters #1, 4, and 6. These three letters all focus on how the demons desire to hide from us the part that is most like God: our will and intellect, in other words, our ability to […]

S03 E02: Screwtape Letters Pt 1: Darkened Intellect

Book Series, Narrow Way, Podcast, Season Three

Dear friends, I have been reflecting upon the springtime, and how within this season, there is such truth about life with Jesus.  He is always about work in us, though it is not always visible.  He is always bringing about new life, though it is not always felt.  He is always near, though his presence is not always […]

There Is Resurrection Here

Shelby Hawks

“I feel like if I just went back to school, all of my problems would be solved.”  “Really? How many problems would that solve exactly?”  “None…”  This was an actual conversation I had with my sister. It left me feeling raw and exposed.  My sister is honest, not fearful of hurting my feelings, and will […]

Feeling Raw

Megan Byers

“Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” – Matthew 7:13-14 Arise, Beloved invites you to […]

S03 E01: Choosing the Narrow Way

Narrow Way, Podcast, Season Three

I was recently married 10 months ago and it has been a lovely experience that I would not trade for the world.  I love my husband and the life we are building together.  We have our hopes and dreams and plans and we are trying our best to let God lead us to His will, even if […]

My Invisible Struggle

Guest Author, Health, Restoration

The one phrase I haven’t been able to get out of my head is this: Christ is a humble lover.  He is a Risen Lord who comes to us in ways that are hidden and humble—He doesn’t want to overwhelm us with His power or scare us away with His otherness.  He contains His glory so that […]

Humble Lover

Shelby Hawks

“Forgiveness, can you imagine?”  I think about this line from the musical Hamilton quite frequently. My biggest issue with it is the implication that our society cannot comprehend forgiveness.  The line appears in the song “It’s Quiet Uptown” which tells the story of how Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza reconcile their marriage after the […]

Can You Imagine?

Megan Byers

I’ve been wanting to write about the ways I have encountered the Lord as healer recently, and yet every time I sit down to put it into words, I find myself staring at a blank screen.  It is difficult to put into words the experience of Jesus as Healer, for it is vast and intimate and […]

Knowing the Healer.

Shelby Hawks

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted, a time to kill and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to […]

Spring Cleaning

Maria Powell

What is your favorite season?  I always thought I was a fall gal. Oversized sweaters, hot cocoa, pumpkins, the crisp, cool air, colorful leaves. With the major holidays just around the corner, there is this sense of returning home, comfort, leisure that hangs in the air. Not only did I prefer the season, I wanted […]


Megan Byers