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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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“What you are going to do, do quickly.” Judas leaves in John’s gospel. I couldn’t tear myself away from this detail. Judas leaves the intimacy and friendship of Jesus to betray Him.  Then there is John, the beloved disciple, who leans against Jesus’ chest and remains in the intimacy and friendship of Jesus. I love […]

Tuesday of Holy Week

Megan Byers

// Kathleen Merriman // When you’re the gullible friend, you start to resign yourself to a certain number of cheap scares throughout the year. One time, in my high school days, my sister and friends jumped out from behind my living room furniture, wearing cheaply printed masks of Shia LaBeouf’s face, and scared the actual, […]

The Rooms of the Heart

Kathleen Merriman, Soul

// 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

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