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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“That’s not the kind of God I am.” I was watching a video from the Metanoia series by Fr. Dave Pivonka recently, and that line struck me. He was speaking into the question Jesus asks his apostles: “Who do you say that I am?” We all have an adjective, an image, an experience, an idea […]
// Jacque Anderson // Self-love. Self-empowerment. Body positivity. These are words we are bombarded with in our society today. I’ve always struggled with loving myself, as I’m sure many of you have as well. To love ourselves, the world tells us to focus on ourselves more, to take care of ourselves, to change our negative […]
// Megan Byers // I have a flair for the dramatic. I gasp. I cry. I make faces that show exactly what I’m thinking or feeling. I have been known to fall over or just open my mouth really wide when I realize something. You might see the phrases “WHAT,” “oof,” and “THIS!!!” in the […]
Friends, Romans, country(wo)men…..lend me your ears. Have you ever heard THE call? You know the one I mean. Its seductive whispering assails you one cloudy Tuesday as you innocently traipse through town. Albeit, the voice enters your subconscious more urgently when only five businesses are open in your tiny town. Maybe in this frenzied, I-have-to-get-out-of-the […]