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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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The other day my boss came up to my office and looked slightly startled to see me. “Hi!” I said, also surprised to see him. “Hey!” He replied, noticing that I was confused by his reaction, “I’m just not used to seeing people’s teeth anymore.” I had my mask off because I had been alone […]

The Slow Boil

Body, Kateri Leonard

In today’s episode we wrap up season one by going back to the root of our mission: to be a vulnerable, safe place where we can share the stories and hearts of our fellow sisters so all women know they are not alone or too far gone. Shame and isolation are two of the devil’s […]

S01 E10: Emerging from the Island of Isolation & Shame

Podcast, Season One

// Mary Kate Anthony // When I walked the Camino de Santiago in 2018, I met people from over 30 different countries, and 12 different US states, representing almost every single continent (all except Antarctica). I kept a running list of names and places for each person I had at least a 5-minute conversation with. […]

A Common Pilgrimage

Mary Kate Anthony, Soul

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

Guest Author: Grace Jensen The choice to love a person despite their wounds- that has always been a no brainer for me. Seeing people exactly where they are and loving them through it, walking with them in the mess. The choice of loving that person has always been easy. But what has not been easy […]

Take the Risk

Freedom, Guest Author, Restoration, Soul

Marianna Schmiesing Days need bones.Without a skeleton, time—the ambiguous mass—flops from morning, to late morning, to midday haze, to “Oh my gosh, it’s only 2pm?”Days need prayer.Silence for the soul. A temporary “no” to the external in order to give a full “yes” to the internal. From whom do you receive your joy?Days need meals.Not […]

Days Need Bones

Body, Freedom, Health, Marianna Schmiesing, Mind

Anna Boehk I’m blessed to have an amazing team at each of the two places where I work. Managers or administrators who check-in, co-workers who are happy to share the burden of a task – or just to chat with you while you’re finishing the task yourself. I never dread going to work, and it’s […]

Make a Deal

Anna Boehk, Mind, Trust

In today’s episode, we interview our very first guest: Clare McCallan. Clare is a spoken word poet and artist who is passionate about speaking truth into young people’s lives especially regarding the reality of sin and living in this broken world. She is not afraid to talk about hard topics and often uses her poetry […]

S01 E02: Finding Fruit in Loneliness with Clare McCallan

Podcast, Season One