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Put Down the Phone
Choosing Scripture Over Screen Time

by Jasmin Howell

I leaned against the railing of the deck and looked out at the treetops waving gently in the late evening breeze. I could feel my shoulders relax as the thoughts that had been worrying the corners of my mind began to ebb away. Birds were singing, and the sun was setting.


Prayer

Hearing God's Voice
A Biblical Approach to Decision-Making

by Leslie Ludy

The scent of tropical sunscreen mingled with the aroma of spicy Mexican food as Eric (my husband, who was then nineteen) sat in the oversized restaurant booth, crunching on tortilla chips and engaging in small talk with his fellow camp counselors. They had just ended a week of being “good spiritual influences” for several hundred kids at a Christian summer camp.


Serving

Turning Outward
A Surprising Key to Lasting Joy

by Leslie Ludy

She extends her hand to the poor, Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy ...


Modesty

More Than Clothing
Allowing Our Lives to Reflect His Radiance

by Jasmin Howell

Going Through the Bargain BinWhen I was in my teens, a good friend with a knack for thrift store shopping introduced me to the local Value Village and Goodwill stores, with their tantalizing sale racks and bulging bargain bins. And as the old saying goes, it was love at first sight.


Relationships

The Return of Honorable Manhood
How Women Can Inspire Men Toward a Higher Standard

by Leslie Ludy

I’ll never forget the moment when I knew — really knew — that Eric Ludy was different from every other guy I’d known. It happened on a warm summer morning in the Rocky Mountains. Our church group had gathered for a two-hour hike through a rambling forest trail. Eric and I fell into step beside each other as branches and leaves crackled under our fee


Devotion

The Struggle of Obedience
Living for Jesus No Matter the Cost

by Heather Cofer

I walked into the living room to find toys scattered everywhere and a very forlorn figure sitting in the midst of them.


The Gospel

An Unshakeable Foundation
Gaining the Tools for a Christ-Centered, World-Impacting Life

by Leslie Ludy

When I was seven, I wrote these words in my journal: “Someday, I want to become a world-changer!” I wasn’t sure how, exactly, but I knew I wanted to do something significant with my life — something that would help people, something that would make a difference.


Lifestyle

Set-Apartness in Social Media
Glorifying God in Your Digital Conduct.

by Leslie Ludy

A Diary Made PublicKate's StoryKate sipped her latte and glanced around the cozy coffee shop trying to gather her thoughts.  Suddenly, she smiled.  She’d just thought of the perfect title for her newest blog post.


Purity

A Guarded Mind
Keeping a Healthy View of Romance in a Sensually-Saturated World

by Mandy SaelerHeather Coferthe setapartgirl TeamJess WhiteJasmin HowellSarah Guthrie

Romance novels, chick-flicks, sensual magazines, and more — everywhere we look there are land mines of relational compromise awaiting us. As Christians, it’s easy to turn to the “tamer” versions of these things to fulfill our desire to fantasize about our own personal fairy tale and imagine the charming prince


Lifestyle

An Undivided Heart
A Biblical Approach to Pop-Culture Entertainment

by Leslie Ludy

The movie theater lights grew dim as a quiet expectancy fell over the audience. I relaxed in my plush stadium seat and eagerly awaited the opening credits to come onto the screen. It had been a long, emotionally exhausting week, and I was ready to be distracted from my worries...


Relationships

Honoring Authority
Regaining the Lost Art of Godly Respect

by Leslie Ludy

The youth room resounded with clamor as twenty rambunctious teens flopped onto garage-sale couches and tattered beanbags.


Justice

The Crucial Choice
Gaining God's Heart for the Unborn

by Leslie Ludy

It is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.Matthew 18:14When our first child, Hudson, was almost two, I became pregnant with our second child.  Excitedly, we told our son he was going to be a big brother.  We announced to friends and family that there was a new little Ludy on the way.  We tossed around ideas for baby