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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 feel like if I just went back to school, all of my problems would be solved.”  “Really? How many problems would that solve exactly?”  “None…”  This was an actual conversation I had with my sister. It left me feeling raw and exposed.  My sister is honest, not fearful of hurting my feelings, and will […]

Feeling Raw

Megan Byers

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

Sisters, beneath seasons of waiting I have discovered the richness of preparation.  The mystery of it is divine, linked to the little town of Nazareth.  Nazareth is imbued with waiting, with preparation: the God-man preparing to offer the greatest love.  I often stumble upon this mystery in my prayer and get stuck there: it resonates.  […]

For Seasons of Preparation

Body, Shelby Hawks

To the sister with an aching heart, to the sister who is tired of waiting, You’ve heard the words said a thousand times before and I say this knowing it to be true because I’ve read them before, too. And nothing soothes it, does it?  Nothing quenches that ache within your chest that just never […]

To the Sister with an Aching Heart, To the Sister Who is Tired of Waiting

Shelby Hawks, Soul

// Catie Welsh // Not too long ago, my family decided to go for a Costco run while my sister was at basketball practice. I decided to tag along, even though I had no real reason to. After getting hit with some serious carsickness, I found myself regretting the trip, especially when after we went […]

A Silent Season

Body, Catie Destatte

// Marianna Schmiesing // I am perfection. Sometimes, I say that to myself in the mirror at 1 am, marveling at the bodacious topknot on my head that won’t be seen by anyone except me. But I don’t say that often during the day, partly because, objectively speaking, I know that it’s not true. But […]

Why I Am No Longer Working on Myself

Freedom, Marianna Schmiesing, Mind

Shelby Hawks I think there is something very powerful hidden in the idea that everything is ordained by the Lord.  There is a security evoked, a comfort bestowed, a mystery understood. It is something I have been meditating on in this current season of my life—a season characterized by waiting, by lots of unknowns, by […]

All is Ordained

Shelby Hawks, Soul, Trust

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