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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.


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I'm with Jesus!
Embracing the Reproach of the Cross

by Leslie Ludy

Raucous laughter and pulsating music resounded through the crowded, chaotic street.  Eric tried to keep his fellow missionaries in sight as hundreds of drunken revelers surged around them on all sides.  Eric (who later became my husband) was twenty-three, and this was one of his first missionary assignments—doing street evangelism on Bourbon Street in New Orleans during Mardi Gras&


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Four Minutes for His Glory
How to Impact Others for Christ

by Leslie Ludy

I stood nervously in front of the microphone, trying to smile at the audience of forty teen girls who were sitting at beautifully decorated tables nibbling on cupcakes and sipping tea.  I was eighteen.  It was the first time I had ever been invited to speak publicly.  The organizer of a mother-daughter tea at a large, wealthy church in our community asked me to share about my d


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Courage to Stand
Gaining Heavenly Boldness for Such a Time as This

by Leslie Ludy

Germany, 1933.On a crisp April morning, twenty-seven-year-old Dietrich Bonhoeffer sat pensively in his bedroom at his parents’ home in Berlin. His mind was in turmoil as he gazed down from the second-story window at the bustling city below.


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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.


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Reaching Young Women for Christ

by Leslie Ludy

Many years ago, I received a three-sentence letter from a young girl that gripped my soul and broke my heart.  She wrote, “Dear Leslie, my mom is pressuring me to start dating and sleeping around.  I’m only twelve.  What should I do?”Another time a fourteen-year-old girl told me, “My mom has told me I should never get married because if I do, I’ll only


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Sharing the Gospel in Everyday Life

by the setapartgirl Team

What comes to your mind when you hear the words, “sharing the Gospel”? Some may think of it as approaching someone with a checklist of “Yes or No” questions about Jesus and the Bible, and praying a prayer to “ask Jesus into your heart.” But it isn’t that simple. There is so much more to the Gospel than this!


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Gospel Grounded Femininity
The True Source of Set-Apartness

by Lydia CoveyGuest Writers

I settled down in a small corner of the café with a steaming bowl of soup, ready for a quiet hour to journal after a busy day. Quickly I realized it wouldn’t be very quiet as a loud group of women began gathering near me. I tried shutting their conversation out but couldn’t help overhearing the dynamic conversation.


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The Weight of Our Words

by Elsje Zornes

One of my favorite things as a little girl was the bedtime story we heard every night right before we drifted off into blissful slumber.


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Preach Christ at All Times
If Necessary, Use Words

by Leslie Ludy

A college student named Amanda recently asked me, “How can I share about God’s Truth to all the lukewarm Christians in my life? I get so frustrated seeing their mediocrity and I just don’t know how to get through to them!”It’s a sentiment to which many of us can relate.