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Serving

Perfectly Glazed Carrots
The Heart of True Hospitality

by Jasmin Howell

As a newly married woman, one of my first opportunities to be the hostess of my home led to an embarrassing situation with my next-door neighbor.  Attempting to welcome me to the area, she dropped in for a visit. I hadn’t been expecting anyone, my husband was gone, my house was messy, and I had no idea what to do or say.


Singleness

In Every Season
Embracing God's Pattern in our Last Days of Singleness

by Heather Cofer

Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.  Commit your way to the Lord; Trust in Him, and he will act.Psalm 37:4-5 ESVI remember the moment I learned about her concerns.


Singleness

Honoring Your Future Husband
An Unexpectedly Simple Solution

by Anonymous Warrior Poet

She had high ideals for her future husband. With a booklet full of verbose depictions of him beneath her pillow, she would spend endless hours pondering what her future husband might be like. Would he have blue or brown eyes? What would they name the children they would one day have? Where would they live?


Relationships

Treating Him as a Christian
Displaying Christ-like Love to Your Spouse

by Heather Cofer

Before my husband and I got married, a lot of people offered us practical advice. Some of it was excellent, and some was … not so excellent.


Devotion

Boredom

I've been struggling with boredom recently and I don't quite know how to handle it.  I want to be content, enjoy every day and accept it as a blessing.  How am I supposed to handle boredom?


Serving

Thoughtfulness
Set Apart Girl Character Series

by Heather Cofer

Out of breath, overwhelmed, in the middle of a big city, I glanced for the hundredth time at the route on my phone.  Which bus was I supposed to take? What time does it get here? Am I on the right side of the street? Why in the world did I decide to do this? Last year our family took a trip to San Francisco.


Serving

She Opens Her Arms
Embracing a Lifestyle of Sacrificial Living

by Leslie Ludy

A few months ago a repairman was working on a project at our house while our six children sat eating lunch around the kitchen table.  “Oh, do you run a daycare?” he asked as he observed them.  Chuckling, I told him that all the kids were ours.  He seemed shocked by my words.  “Seriously?”  I smiled and nodded, telling him that we had adopted four of


Biographies

The Story of Elizabeth Fry
The Power of a Poured-Out Life

by Leslie Ludy

“In 1813 a tall, slender Quaker woman named Elizabeth Fry went to the governor of Newgate Prison in London and asked, ‘Sir, if thee kindly allows me to pray with the women, I will go inside.’  Permission was granted and when the prison doors closed behind her, she felt she had entered a den of wild beasts.  Three hundred women with their numerous children were crowded i


Serving

Building a Lifestyle of Sacrificial Love

by Leslie Ludy

In 1890, Catherine Booth wrote, “It will be a happy day for England when Christian ladies transfer their attentions from poodles and terriers to destitute and starving children*. She reminded women that living for pleasure and filling their days with eating, drinking, dressing, and sightseeing left no time to serve God and become His hands and feet to the poor and outcast.