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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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Do you remember the gospel about the virgins with the oil (Matthew 25)? In the gospel, Jesus talks about the wise virgins that bring flasks of oil and the foolish virgins that don’t bring extra oil.  As I reflected on that verse I thought about how it relates to me. I have been wise at […]

Wise and Foolish

Body, Rosemary Campbell

// Kathleen Merriman // I have a lot of hopes for myself as an old woman.  I aspire to be a Grandma whose cinnamon-and-white hair always piled high into a bun on the top of her head. I dream that my baked goods and sweet tea will lure my chubby little grandchildren to my home […]

Life-Long Learning

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