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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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I have an intense healthcare routine.  As someone struggles with severe atopic dermatitis, an inflammatory skin condition more commonly known as eczema, my skin is almost always on my mind.  Because of my skin, I take an injection medication every two weeks, I’m on a strict anti-inflammatory diet, I take a bunch of different dietary supplements, […]

Finding Peace With My Body

Isabella Gessler

“Whoever said our bodies are strictly ours?” (see Part 1) I am a dependent creature. We all are. God is sustaining us—thinking of us—holding us together in every moment. He is the Creator, I am creature. In this dependency rests the reality that “I am not my own.” I am created for another—for others—for Him. […]

Our Bodies and Food, War and Triumph: Part Two

Body, Mary Dufresne, Restoration

Too many of us have wrestled with receiving the body we have been given.  I have a theory that if the Father truly revealed to each one of us how He intended our individual bodies to look—many of us would disagree and still try to argue what we believe our bodies ought to look like. […]

Our Bodies and Food, War and Triumph: Part One

Body, Health, Mary Dufresne

|| Megan Byers || There is a product that shows up on my social media platforms as sponsored advertising way too often. I’m not endorsing this product, so I won’t give out the name, but it’s a clothing company that appeals to curvy women. They claim to have the perfect fix for mothers who haven’t […]

An Honest Reminder

Body, Megan Byers

// Kateri Leonard // I had no doubt in my mind that when I decided to wear my ripped jeans (featuring one rip in the knee) for “dress-down day” that my residents at the nursing home would comment.  Sure enough, some asked what happened, others mentioned that they noticed a hole in my pants, but my […]

Wonderfully Made

Body, Kateri Leonard

Megan Byers I cried when my Archdiocese canceled Mass. Honestly, I thought it was too extreme. It felt like a win for the enemy and it made me angry. When the government called for social distancing, I checked how cheap flights were so I could go see my friends. Then, toilet paper became impossible to […]

Body of Christ

Body, Megan Byers

In today’s episode, we talk with stay-at-home mom and beach body coach, Elizabeth Aldrich, all about how we can honor our body through fitness, healthy and community. She shares how she has learned to have a balanced approach when it comes to fitness and taking care of her body. Elizabeth also shares about how her […]

S01 E03: Honoring Your Body with Elizabeth Aldrich

Podcast, Season One

Kathleen Merriman My childhood diet consisted of a few vital staples.  Venture down memory lane with me, if you will, to recall the glory that was the early 2000s. My parents had ten kids (I know, breathe deep into the brown paper bag) and I assumed the quiet anonymity that characterized number eight.  Our tribe […]

Second-Rate Seconds

Body, Freedom, Health, Kathleen Merriman