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Podcast 027 – “Unexpected Homeschool Mom: Options & Encouragement for this Holy Hard Work” with Angie Forrester

“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3 (ESV) What will my family do for school this Fall? How will my kids handle remote learning? Online classes? Is traditional homeschool a viable option? What about community learning pods or other alternative models? How do we even decide and what should we look for moving forward? Can I…

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Podcast 026 – “Let’s Talk About It: Race, White Privilege, BLM and More” with Vickie Hunter

What is white privilege and why do some white people struggle with the idea? Does saying and believing black lives matter mean you’re supporting or advocating for the BLM foundation or are anti-police? How can we engage in healthy conversation about racism and racial discrimination, and what are some steps we can take toward change and reconciliation? In this episode of the Arise…

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Justice, Your Family & You: Thoughts and Resources to Help Foster Empathy and Understanding

The loud cry for justice rises against stark silence and turning away. Some seem consumed with raising issues and demanding action while others are contentedly blinded – unwilling to know because it might mandate some sort of pain, change, or response. Feelings and opinions divide communities and churches. Phrases like social responsibility and social justice are rampant in current Western…

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Passion Week: A Resurrection Sunday Reflection

Scripture for Today “The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going…

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Passion Week: A Silent Saturday Reflection

Scripture for Today  Remember my affliction and my wanderings, the wormwood and the gall!  My soul continually remembers it and is bowed down within me. But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness….

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Passion Week: A Good Friday Reflection

Scripture for Today 45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 47 And some of the bystanders, hearing it, said, “This man is calling Elijah.” 48 And…

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Passion Week: A Holy Thursday Reflection

Scripture for Today “The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.” Exodus 12:13 “Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it,…

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Passion Week: A Palm Sunday Reflection

Scripture for Today “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you;righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” Zechariah 9:9 (ESV) “The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So…

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