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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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I was recently married 10 months ago and it has been a lovely experience that I would not trade for the world.  I love my husband and the life we are building together.  We have our hopes and dreams and plans and we are trying our best to let God lead us to His will, even if […]

My Invisible Struggle

Guest Author, Health, Restoration

The one phrase I haven’t been able to get out of my head is this: Christ is a humble lover.  He is a Risen Lord who comes to us in ways that are hidden and humble—He doesn’t want to overwhelm us with His power or scare us away with His otherness.  He contains His glory so that […]

Humble Lover

Shelby Hawks

“Forgiveness, can you imagine?”  I think about this line from the musical Hamilton quite frequently. My biggest issue with it is the implication that our society cannot comprehend forgiveness.  The line appears in the song “It’s Quiet Uptown” which tells the story of how Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza reconcile their marriage after the […]

Can You Imagine?

Megan Byers

I’ve been wanting to write about the ways I have encountered the Lord as healer recently, and yet every time I sit down to put it into words, I find myself staring at a blank screen.  It is difficult to put into words the experience of Jesus as Healer, for it is vast and intimate and […]

Knowing the Healer.

Shelby Hawks

The biggest lesson of today is this:              Even when all seems lost,             When all is stilled, and completely silent,             Even in the mourning season,             When there clarity or healing has yet to be found,             He is moving.             Today, we learn the meaning of hope. Having journeyed with Jesus through the Last Supper, His passion and […]

Holy Saturday

Anne Marie Schlueter

For the Morning There’s a stillness in the air that lingers as the sun creeps over the tops of the mountains.  An uneasiness begins to take the streets as the sound of doors opening pierce the silence of the morning. Feet begin to shuffle in the dirt and the soft murmur of voices enter as though […]

You are Good, Friday

Kateri Leonard

Are you ready to accompany Him? Is your heart prepared to walk all the way—through the Cross and into the glory? We must begin by first receiving what He seeks to give us, by approaching the table and bowing before Mercy. We must take and eat, so that we are strengthened for the long and […]

Wednesday of Holy Week

Shelby Hawks

“Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.” John 12:3 As we begin our last days of lent and enter Holy Week, we are greeted with the story of […]

Monday of Holy Week

Isabella Gessler

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 […]

Unmasking Fear

Kateri Leonard

As I sat pondering the Sorrowful Mysteries, a question bubbled up in my chest: Mom, what does His love look like?  How did you endure it?   And she spoke to me sweetly throughout my time of pondering.  She led me through the Passion of Jesus, showing me what Love looks like.  I will share the fruits I gathered […]

What Love Looks Like: A Meditation on the Sorrowful Mysteries

Shelby Hawks

I was scrolling through Pinterest one day and I stumbled upon this quote, “I am mine. Before I am ever anyone else’s.”  The graphic fit my aesthetic: simple quotes in neutral colors that could be used as a screensaver. I didn’t really let the words sink in and kept scrolling only to stop a few […]

You Are Mine

Megan Byers

“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 […]

The Kind of God He Is

Shelby Hawks

Over the past few months, I have been rereading the book “I Believe in Love” by Fr. Jean C. J. D’Elbee. This powerful book is one of my all-time favorite spiritual reads and I cannot recommend it enough. It has entirely transformed the way I view the spiritual life and the love and mercy of […]

Gratitude and Abandonment

Mary Kate Anthony, Mind, 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

Do you ever feel like seasons in life are nothing but a never-ending cascade of disappointment? Yeah? Me too. This past year I was dating a guy who I thought was THE guy. We were steadily making plans to get engaged in the near future. Then I moved to New York for work in the […]

The Great Let Down

Gabriella Gagliano, Mind