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Earthly Loss and Eternal Hope

I clearly remember a time in my late twenties when I was driving with the windows rolled down and had the music blasting as I drove the back roads.  I felt immortal and pretty comfortable with life.  At that time we had a sweet family of four and really, the hardest thing for me that I had walked through at…

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Trusting God

“Trust me. I promise.” How many times have I heard, or even uttered this phrase? Why is it we have to convince someone to trust us, or, why do we need to be convinced? Trust is easily broken and hard to win back. Why? I believe, trust is evidence based. We choose to trust based on what we have experienced….

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Podcast 014 – “Trust” with Sarah Glassett

  “Do I trust God?  Is He worthy of my trust?  Is He really good?” In this episode of the Arise Ministries Collective Podcast, Lisa asks guest Sarah Glassett for help and clarity answering some of these questions. We hope you’ll find this conversation both helpful and challenging as we talk about trusting God together. Noteworthy Quotes “Our trust in…

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Little by Little

She spoke quickly and in a language I couldn’t understand – Intensity growing with every word. My new friend repeated one line over and over again, louder and with a sense of urgency until I found a translator to help. “She wants to share the gospel with you,” the interpreter said.  “To show you that she understands.” I had just…

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Write It On Your Heart – Memorizing Scripture

Have you ever wondered how many scriptures you have memorized?  I have lots of pieces running through my head. I can be heard saying things like “There’s a verse that says something like…….. And I think it’s in the book of…….”  But If I’m honest I don’t have many complete verses and references memorized. I actually want to sit down…

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Chosen

1 Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of of him who called you out of the darkness and into his marvelous light.” I remember the first time I ever felt utterly rejected. Ugh. It was the worst. There were small…

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Podcast 013 – “The Old Testament and Why We Need to Know It” – Part 2

Do we really need to read and understand the Old Testament?  Isn’t knowing Jesus in the New Testament enough?  How do I even begin to study books like Leviticus, and why is it necessary? In this episode of the Arise Ministries Collective Podcast, Lisa continues her discussion with Ellen Newman in an effort to understand how historical context changes the…

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Making the Ordinary Extraordinary

I was born on a Thursday morning, bundled up into my mother’s arms and taken to church that very Sunday.  I was passed down the row to my grandmother, passed back to my aunt, and in every way I grew up in the hallowed halls and pews of our local church.  I sat next to my grandmother on the bench…

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Healing the Church

Some students came forward. All youth group age. The church body is broken. The church is a mix of all types of people. Young, old and in between. Single, married, divorced, widowed, it’s complicated and so on. It’s also full of people striving to follow Christ and live out the ways in which He has commanded us to live. And…

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Life

On July 24th, 2005 my Grandma wrote me a letter that I have tucked safely in my Bible. There is no letter that I have read more thoroughly; I have portions of it memorized and often pull it out when I need to be reminded of truth.   “Death and life are in the power of the tongue…” Proverbs 18:21…

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