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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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My dear sisters, welcome in to this space. It is funny to me how we meet each other here: my words on a page, the result of a heart broken open, and you laid bare, desiring to be filled and nourished. And here, where two or three are gathered, the Lord meets us. I just […]

Intimate Rest

Shelby Hawks, Soul

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

// Megan Byers // There is a feeling that I often experience after prayer, a small joyfulness. The amount of joy is not small, far from it. Somehow the abundance of joy makes me feel small. The best way I can describe this littleness is with a child who is met with love after falling […]

On Complaining

Megan Byers, Mind

// Megan Byers // You know what’s getting really old? Comparison. Why do we do this ladies? Why? Why, when we look at other women, do we see all of the things or attributes or opportunities we do NOT have? Why do we hold ourselves up to the light to check for our flaws? Why […]

Learning to See the Gift

Megan Byers, Mind

In today’s interview, I talk to one of my dear friends from my time at Franciscan University, Kateri Leonard. Kateri is a southern lady, a social worker and an incredible woman of God. We talk about how she has come to view her job as her vocation and how working with the older generation has […]

S01 E04: Embracing Our Humanity with Kateri Leonard

Podcast, Season One