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Glad Tidings
Heralding the Gospel at Christmas

by Sarah Guthrie

Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.Luke 2:11Each year and just in time for Christmas, my dear family gathers in the warmth of our cozy living room on a winter’s eve. The wood stove has been freshly stoked and the nostalgic scent of citrus and clove diffuses through the air as a fresh pomander dries on the mantle.


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Godly Influence
Understanding the Value of Biblical Mentorship

by Lauren Robertsonthe setapartgirl TeamSarah Guthrie

Written by Sarah Guthrie:It had become a treasured Sunday morning rhythm in the "coming of age" season in my life. While the rest of our house had a classic case of get-out-the-door-in-time-for-church mayhem, time slowed to a leisurely pace as I admired the adept movements my step-mom made in sweeping a trace of blush across her cheek.


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Becoming a Godly Mentor
How to Change a Younger Woman's Life for Eternity

by Leslie Ludy

It was only four hastily scrawled lines on a torn sheet of notebook paper.


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Trained in Kindness
Responding to God's Priority of Love

by Mandy Saeler

Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.  And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us...Ephesians 5:1-2With a deep groan, the iron gate slowly swung open.


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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


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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!