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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Today, on this beautiful Holy Thursday, I’d like to take a moment to enter into the footsteps of Jesus and His Disciples. Holy Week calls us to pause and reflect on what really happened those two thousand years ago and meditate on why the Church finds it significant to recount every year. I invite you […]
Yesterday and today we’ve had our windows open for the first time since the fall. Every single year, the first signs of spring’s upcoming arrival fill me with so much hope, joy, and anticipation. The birds have come back and have started chirping again. We have a couple of cardinals that have made their home […]
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 […]
// 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 […]