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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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“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

Oftentimes I find myself giving people so much power over my emotions.  I allow them to dictate my thoughts and feelings that I lose sight of who I am and what I want to choose in this life.  So much of my time is wasted away in choosing to focus on what others think of […]

We Have the Freedom

Kateri Leonard, Mind, Uncategorized

In today’s episode, we continue with our “Stories in the Middle” series with listening to our founder, Mary Kate Anthony’s, journey of finding freedom and healing from sexual addiction. Mary Kate shares how she believes that when it comes to sexual sins and wounds, women need self-compassion and community more than anything else and that […]

S02 E03: Self-Compassion & Sexual Addiction with Mary Kate Anthony

Mary Kate Anthony, Podcast, Season Two

There is something that I love about mornings.  I’m the type of girl that loves letting the morning sun pour in through my windows, the type to wake up extra early to enjoy an extended period of prayer time and coffee.  I haven’t always been like this, in fact, when I was growing up, mornings […]

New Love

Kateri Leonard, Mind

// Catie Welsh // I’m sure that most of y’all have heard about the Whole30. It’s a 30 day elimination diet that’s focused on eliminating the most common problematic foods and the junk from your diet with the goal of improving your health and learning more about how the food you eat impacts every area […]

What the Whole30 Taught Me About Spiritual Healing

Body, Catie Destatte

In honor of Pentecost, today’s podcast episode is all about the Holy Spirit. We interview Mary Dufresne who recently graduated from Ave Maria University with her masters in theology and we chat with her about her own personal experiences with the Holy Spirit as well as what it means that we entering a “New Pentecost”. […]

S01 E08: Diving into the New Pentecost with Mary Dufresne

Podcast, Season One

// Shelby Hawks // Sisters—what would it look like if we allowed our bodies to reveal our souls? If we look back at the Old Testament, we see that the people close to the Lord allowed their bodies to outwardly express the intimacy they experienced with Him interiorly in their souls. Moses left the presence […]

Living Resurrection Through Our Bodies

Body, Shelby Hawks

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 […]

Love is a Gift

Kathleen Merriman, Soul

Shelby Hawks I think there is something very powerful hidden in the idea that everything is ordained by the Lord.  There is a security evoked, a comfort bestowed, a mystery understood. It is something I have been meditating on in this current season of my life—a season characterized by waiting, by lots of unknowns, by […]

All is Ordained

Shelby Hawks, Soul, Trust

By Marianna Schmiesing For a long time, I called myself a writer, but I didn’t actually write much. After college, I got into the habit of saying that the academic approach to writing killed my love for words.  But in truth, I was afraid.  I’m afraid of a lot of things. People. Teenagers. Loneliness. Large […]

I Invite You to Ask

Arise Stories, Freedom, Marianna Schmiesing, Mind

By Marianna Schmiesing When I lived in an old Carthusian monastery in the foothills of the Austrian Alps (how many people can start a blog with that phrase??), my room, for one of the semesters, was at the top of a very long staircase. 50 steps, bottom to top, elegantly curving in an arc, and […]

Habitually Human

Body, Freedom, Marianna Schmiesing, Mind

By Anna Boehk  I have spent years looking for the perfect planner. I tried customizable. Bullet journaling. Spiral-bound notebooks or blank journals. I got a leather-bound, then I got a mini, then a big one. I researched the fads. Every year I would try a new one, and every year – inevitably – I would […]

Daily Rhythm

Anna Boehk, Freedom, Mind, Soul