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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Have you felt growing pains as you transition to a new phase of your life? I remember being the oldest of 5 and transitioning into high school. We all went to a catholic grade school that had kindergarten through 8th grade. I was the first to make the transition, everyone else was still at St. […]
I am familiar with being told “no.” I am familiar with rejection. Usually, a few weeks after an interview, in a well-crafted email designed to make me feel better, but most recently over the phone. After delivering the bad news, the man I had been in contact with throughout the application process said, “I know […]
// Marianna Schmiesing // We risk. We gain. We lose. We learn from our pain and we value our pain and we never want anyone to go through our pain And we protect and avoid and hope they can learn a lesson some other way And our hearts break twice Once for them, and once […]
// Jacque Anderson // I was hit by a car last November. Yes. You read that right. While traversing across a marked area with the right of way, a woman turning right on a red decided she didn’t need to stop (or apparently look up) and hit me on the left side of my body. […]