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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There has been a phrase that I have been struggling with lately and I finally brought it to The Lord hoping for some consolation. I’ve been hearing the Gospel of Mark being thrown around and used as a justification for things that are occurring today. Mark 12:31 talks about how the second greatest commandment is […]
|| Part Two || On January 1st of this year I was driving on the Baltimore beltway and the electronic signs over the highway (the ones that pre-covid were only used for traffic updates and emergency messages) were all sharing a brand-new message in bright orange letters: “New Year. Same Mission. Zero Deaths.” I did […]
Fear of the Lord is an awe or a profound respect for God, it is a good fear that helps us live a good life and brings us closer to God and ultimately, closer to Heaven. Pope Francis said it “…is the gift of the Holy Spirit through whom we are reminded of how small […]
The Devil uses fear to deceive us, he makes us think good things are not good. He can twist our perception to thinking families and children are burdens instead of blessings. He can make us think that money is limiting, or even worse that money is part of our worth. He can even make us […]
About halfway through my mission year there was a weird sense of urgency within the community. Out of nowhere, everyone was applying for jobs and starting to think about life after the mission year. It seemed that way at least; one day we were using our free time to rest and play and the next […]
// Marianna Schmiesing // I was talking to a friend recently, and he said, “We go to dark places when we’re by ourselves.” Now, he, like me, tends toward the melancholic. We wander into those dark places a little more frequently and a little more willingly than others. But I think wandering into the dark […]