As the flowers bloom and the days get longer, spring time can be a great time to take a step back and evaluate our relationship with God. It can be a great opportunity to refresh our faith as well. It is too easy to get weighed down by activities, schedules and obligations. Often our relationship […]

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The movie, No Greater Love, is the first theatrical documentary filmed on location by an active duty military officer. Chaplain Justin Roberts who produced the film, served in the 101st Airborne in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan-one of the most embedded strongholds of the Taliban. Roberts became known for going to the frontlines next to […]

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In recent years, media has glamorized the lifestyle of the pornography industry with shows like Girls Next Door that followed the lives of three Playboy bunnies. But there is a much darker side to the industry. Every second, $3,075.64 is being spent on pornography, however since there’s so much free content available, this number might […]

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The recent death of Billy Graham is a good reminder of the importance of leaving not only an earthly legacy but a spiritual one as well. Reaching 2.2 billion people over the span of his lifetime with the message of Jesus Christ, Graham has left an eternal legacy. According to the Grahams’s staff, 3.2 million […]

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We live in a culture that is consumed with image. From having the right outfit and flawless make-up to driving a car that equals a status symbol, there is constant pressure to look perfect. One person that knows the struggle with having to live a “perfect” life is former Victoria’s Secret model, Kyle Bisutti. She […]

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Whether you are five or thirty-five years old, praying can be an intimidating aspect of the faith. We might not feel like we are saying the “right” words. Sometimes it feels like God doesn’t hear us or isn’t answering our prayers, so we just stop praying. It might even be that we don’t know how […]

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Designer Kari Schoeneck went from the Midwest to New York City and lived out every aspiring designer’s dream. But her passions eventually brought her to San Diego. Risen interviewed Schoeneck in 2012 and talked with her about how she decided on design and the importance of pursuing your passions.   Schoeneck opens up about how […]

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Katherine and Jay Wolf were college sweethearts. They moved to California to pursue their dreams. Katherine was pursuing a career in the entertainment industry while Jay finished up law school. They had just welcomed a new baby when the unthinkable happened. Katherine suffered a major brain stem injury. While she survived, she would have to […]

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If you have ever been around a young child, chances are you have experienced the “question stage.” Their inquisitive minds want to know how things work and why things happen the way they do. It can seem like their questions are unending and often times there aren’t answers to their questions or sometimes they aren’t […]

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The New Year is right around the corner and with it comes the anticipation of New Year’s resolutions. For some it can be a fresh start and for others they look at it with dread, a reminder on how they did not achieve or accomplish last year’s resolution. According to the Washington Post 50% of […]

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