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All for His Glory

by Heather Cofer

It was a sunny afternoon, and I had just gotten my kids down for their naps. The house was in pretty good shape, and I had a little bit of time to spend just being quiet before I needed to move on to my next task. I got comfy on my favorite corner of our couch and reached for my phone.


True Beauty

A Crown of Glory
Esteeming the Beauty of Age

by Heather Cofer

The moment she walked through our apartment door, there was an almost-tangible radiance that emanated from her. She greeted us with overflowing warmth, and a delighted smile graced her face.  She was an older woman who had recently become a widow. Instead of being subdued and serious, she joyfully testified of God’s faithfulness to her since her husband had died.


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.


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


Serving

In Our Weakness

by Heather Cofer

It had been a long night. I slowly opened my eyes and tried to collect my very groggy mind. My toddler was in the throws of teething, and needed mommy’s comfort until the wee hours of the morning.


Relationships

Humility
The Only Path that Leads to True Honor.

by Heather Cofer

The auditorium buzzed with noise and activity as people arrived and found their seats, waiting for the high school musical to begin. I had been invited to attend the event with two girls who were several years older than me, which, at fifteen, was a huge honor. As the three of us chatted together, a woman named Cindy* (the former youth leader of one of the girls I was with) came up to say hello.


Relationships

Repaying Reviling with Love

by Heather Cofer

A few years ago I was watching an interview of a well-known atheist scientist. He was asked about his thoughts on Christian beliefs, and his countenance immediately displayed contempt.


Serving

Thoughtfulness
Set Apart Girl Character Series

by Heather Cofer

Out of breath, overwhelmed, in the middle of a big city, I glanced for the hundredth time at the route on my phone.  Which bus was I supposed to take? What time does it get here? Am I on the right side of the street? Why in the world did I decide to do this? Last year our family took a trip to San Francisco.


Relationships

What Has God Taught You Personally About Forgiveness?
The Set Apart Girl Team Answers the Question

by Heather Coferthe setapartgirl TeamJess WhiteJasmin Howell

Jess says:Unforgiveness and bitterness walk hand-in-hand. We often think that these two wily fellows can be kept contained in nice little pots, reserved to poison just one person, but that isn’t the case. They always spread to other parts of the garden of our heart and wreak havoc in our other relationships.


Devotion

Running for the Prize

by Heather Cofer

I’ve been participating in a fitness challenge at a gym nearby. I thought it would be kind of a fun motivation to get in shape. It is a point system, and you can win points in all different ways, from general attendance to keeping a food journal.


Lifestyle

Here & Now
Living for Christ Today

by Heather Cofer

I walked into our bedroom late one night at the end of a very busy, long week…and there it was. The pile of laundry that had been slowly growing for several days now loomed in front of me like an insurmountable summit of shirts and socks and towels.


Lifestyle

In the Hands of the Great Physician

Heather Cofer

I’ve been walking through a season of lots of medical testing lately. I’ve had some different health issues for years, and it is coming to the place when it seems time to try to find some answers.