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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 must not have done enough, but I feel as though I have nothing more to give.” I want to be brief on this topic.  This topic of giving everything but feeling that you have done nothing.  So, I’ll start by observing dried lavender. I highly recommend keeping dried lavender on hand. For starters, not […]

May That Be Enough

Mary Dufresne, Soul

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

The other night I was sitting out in my backyard, staring up at the stars.  I was gazing into the darkness and fascinated by the millions of stars that filled its blackness with faint light.  It beckoned my eyes to gaze onward, to see into the vastness of my Creator. I was struck, sisters.  Struck […]

Known By Him

Shelby Hawks, Soul

My dear sisters, it is so good to be here with you again, sharing the thoughts and wanderings of my little heart.  I invite you to enter into this space with a prayerful heart, calling to mind the reality that you are held in his merciful gaze. Recently, my little heart has been stirring rather […]

Lay it Down and Rest

Shelby Hawks, Soul

Megan Byers A deep appreciation for reading was instilled in me at a young age. Some of my earliest childhood memories are of my parents reading to me before bed. Each Christmas, my relatives gifted me with more books and asked me which books were my new favorites. In elementary school, I read so many […]

May We Never Lose Our Wonder

Freedom, Megan Byers, Mind

By Megan Byers I’ve been living at home.  They say more and more 23-year-olds move back in with their parents after college, and your girl is one of ‘em.  I always thought I would do “great” things. I thought I would go live a life of grandeur and adventure, a life not in the city […]


Megan Byers, Soul, Trust

By Anna Boehk  I have spent years looking for the perfect planner. I tried customizable. Bullet journaling. Spiral-bound notebooks or blank journals. I got a leather-bound, then I got a mini, then a big one. I researched the fads. Every year I would try a new one, and every year – inevitably – I would […]

Daily Rhythm

Anna Boehk, Freedom, Mind, Soul