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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 asked to join the Arise Beloved team, specifically to blog for this wonderful ministry. I was stoked…but then also immediately insecure. Of course, Shame would rear its ugly head when a wonderful opportunity is presented! You’re not good enough, you’re not holy enough, you’re not a writer. These were all the anxious […]

My Old Friend, Shame

Gabriella Gagliano, Mind

// Jacque Anderson // Self-love. Self-empowerment. Body positivity. These are words we are bombarded with in our society today. I’ve always struggled with loving myself, as I’m sure many of you have as well. To love ourselves, the world tells us to focus on ourselves more, to take care of ourselves, to change our negative […]

Fall in Love with Him

Jacque Anderson, Mind

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

// Megan Byers // There is room for you at this table.  Last spring I was on a women’s retreat. The content of the retreat was very basic. We were reminded of our identity as beloved daughters of God. We heard of our beauty and how we are known and pursued by the Lord. The […]

An Imperishable Crown

Megan Byers, Mind

Guest Author: Grace Jensen The choice to love a person despite their wounds- that has always been a no brainer for me. Seeing people exactly where they are and loving them through it, walking with them in the mess. The choice of loving that person has always been easy. But what has not been easy […]

Take the Risk

Freedom, Guest Author, Restoration, Soul

By Megan Byers I learned this past summer that I am not a patient person.  I was in the car with a friend. As I was about to reverse out of my parking spot, I noticed a sweet, old couple getting into the car next to me. It seemed like it took them an eternity. […]

Love is Not Passive

Megan Byers, Mind, Soul

By Marianna Schmiesing The Bachelor/Bachelorette is a gosh-awful show, and I do not recommend watching it, but after I watched the first two episodes of the latest season back to back, I realized that some good could come out viewing thirty women chase after one man: I now have an excellent image to connect with […]

Can I Steal Him For a Sec?

Freedom, Marianna Schmiesing, Mind, Soul