set apart

Devotion

A Narrow Road
The History & Passion Behind Set Apart Girl

by Leslie Ludy

When I was eighteen, I read a book* that became a defining influence upon my life. It was a biography written by Elisabeth Elliot about the life of Amy Carmichael who was missionary to India in the early 1900s. As a young woman in Ireland, Amy felt God calling her to give up the pursuits and pleasures of the world and become fully consecrated to Him.


Devotion

The Lost Art of Godly Discernment
Protecting Your Soul from the Enemy's Subtle Lies

by Leslie Ludy

"Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw the disciples after themselves. Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears." Acts 20:30-31 A dusky haze settled over the muggy summer evening


True Beauty

Reflecting His Radiance
A Biblical Perspective on Physical Beauty

by Leslie Ludy

I sat nervously among a small group of other teen girls, gazing at a gorgeous, slender blonde as she took her place at the front of the classroom.  “I think I saw her in a Cover Girl commercial,” my friend Stacy whispered to me in an awe-struck voice.  We stared enviously at the woman’s flawless skin, impeccable make-up, and ultra-chic clothing.  She was an in


The Gospel

The World-Changing Impact of Set Apart Living

by Leslie Ludy

“When the Church and the world can jog comfortably together, you may be sure there is something wrong. The world has not altered.


True Beauty

Incorruptible Beauty
Exchanging Empty Charm for Lasting Loveliness

by Leslie Ludy

The bus felt hot and stuffy as it jolted noisily down the road. I gripped my backpack and stared out the window, trying to ignore the raucous behavior of the pre-adolescents sandwiched around me.


True Beauty

Beauty Defined

by Anonymous Warrior Poet

The other day, a friend and I went to visit the Apple store. When we arrived, I was reminded of why I don’t like going to the mall: the barrage of materialism, sexuality, and marketing was everywhere. While I enjoyed the Apple store, the walk through the mall to get there left me nauseous.Beauty is constantly being pushed at us.