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A Heaven-Bound Heart
Cultivating Eternal Perspective in Daily Life

by Mandy SaelerHeather CoferJess WhiteJasmin HowellSarah Guthrie

 And whatever you do,Do it heartily, as to the Lord...Colossians 3:23Dear reader,Have you ever wondered how to escape the frivolous undertow of the 21st-century lifestyle? Have you ever had the longing to live for “something more” than the trending tides of our here-today, gone-tomorrow world?


Relationships

How to Be a Christ-Centered Friend
Biblical Keys to Truly Healthy Companionship

by Leslie Ludy

As I watched Eric’s red Toyota Camry pull out of my parents’ driveway, my heart soared with spiritual inspiration.  It was the third time that Eric had driven me home from the music studio where we were both taking lessons.


Modesty

Guarding Feminine Mystery
In Today’s Digitally-Obsessed World

by Leslie Ludy

Part One: A Remarkable Love StoryLieutenant John Blanchard stood in Grand Central Station, oblivious to the crowd bustling and scurrying around him.  With a racing heart, he fixed his eyes on the big clock towering overhead.  It was almost time.  At six o’clock, he would meet the girl he thought he loved — but had never met.  As the minutes ticked by, he kept wonder


Lifestyle

A Life that Overflows
A Biblical Take on the Self-Care Movement

by Mandy Saeler

I poured the hot, bubbling water over the tea bag and wrapped the string around the handle of the mug.


Devotion

Sweeter Than Honey: Part Two
A Guided Bible Study

by NR Johnson

I love the concept of baking. Growing up, my mom was a fantastic cook for the family and weekly would bake bread and other goodies that we could hardly wait to gobble up. And nothing, in my mind, was better than a piece of warm bread, pulled from the oven, dripping with real butter and honey.


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.


Devotion

Every Thought Captive
Gaining Victory Over "What Ifs"

by Leslie Ludy

Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ...2 Corinthians 10:5I sat tensely on the bed, trying to slow down my breathing.  My heart was beating rapidly.  My thoughts were racing.  My hands were shaking.  It was happening again.  That overwhelming sense of doo


Lifestyle

Colliding with Reality
How God's Truth Can Guard Us from Disappointment

by Jasmin Howell

If you think of this world as a place intended simply for our happiness, you find it quite intolerable: think of it as a place of training and correction and it's not so bad. Imagine a set of people all living in the same building. Half of them think it is a hotel, the other half think it is a prison.


The Gospel

Popular Christianity
A Biblical Perspective on "Spiritual Trends"

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.  Its spirit is exactly the same as it ever was, and if Christians were equally faithful and devoted to the Lord, and separated from the World, living so that their lives were a reproof to all ungodliness, the world would hate them as much as it ever did.&mdash


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.


Singleness

A Surrendered Heart
Laying Our Romantic Dreams at Jesus’ Feet

by Leslie Ludy

No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other.Matthew 6:24It was a warm September evening, twenty-three years ago.  I sat quietly on my bed, gazing through my open window at the brilliant colors that lit up the sky as the sun slowly dipped below the horizon.  It was a beautiful scene, but I coul