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Relationships

Four Ways to Prepare for a Successful Marriage
Or Strengthen the One You Already Have

by Leslie Ludy

Internet matchmaking services.  Dating apps.  Singles groups.  Compatibility tests.  Breakthrough secrets that promise to help you snare the man of your dreams in only two months.  Books that share the best flirting techniques.  Reality shows that turn romance into a fierce, drama-filled competition.Our modern world is overflowing with trendy new ways to help you find


Serving

Choosing the Lowest Place
Keeping Our Eyes on a Better Prize

by Leslie Ludy

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who ...


Devotion

The Lost Art of Godly Discernment
Protecting Your Soul from the Enemy's Subtle Lies

by Leslie Ludy

"Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw the disciples after themselves. Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears." Acts 20:30-31 A dusky haze settled over the muggy summer evening


True Beauty

Building a Christ-Centered Identity
A Biblical Answer to the "Just be You" Trend

by Leslie Ludy

The aroma of pepperoni and cheese lingered in the air as my girlfriends and I tossed our paper plates into an overflowing garbage can and meandered into the living room where our pretty, twenty-something youth leader was waiting to inspire us with a weekly “devo” (youth group slang for a devotional lesson).


Devotion

Strength to Overcome
Trading Self-Pity for Spiritual Fortitude

by Leslie Ludy

If I am soft to myself and slide comfortably into the vice of self-pity and self-sympathy; if I do not by the grace of God practice fortitude, then I know nothing of calvary love.- Amy CarmichaelMarissa pulled her car into the driveway of her little blue house and sighed as a feeling of heaviness descended upon her.  It had been a hard week.  Actually, it had been a hard year.


Relationships

Guarding Against Gossip
Honoring Others with Every Word

by Leslie Ludy

...[The tongue] is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.  With it, we bless our god...Out of the same  mouth proceed blessing and cursing.


FamilyJustice

Becoming His Hands and Feet
How Child Sponsorship Changed Our Family

by Leslie Ludy

Pure and undefiled religion before god and the father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble...James 1:27HUDSON'S FIRST SERMONThe chapel was vacant and dark.  Hudson, my four-year-old son, ran happily around the big empty room as a small group of our friends and co-workers explored the facility.  Our ministry had recently taken possession of a former Bible college camp


FamilyJustice

Becoming His Hands and Feet
How Child Sponsorship Changed Our Family

by Leslie Ludy

Pure and undefiled religion before god and the father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble...James 1:27HUDSON'S FIRST SERMONThe chapel was vacant and dark.  Hudson, my four-year-old son, ran happily around the big empty room as a small group of our friends and co-workers explored the facility.  Our ministry had recently taken possession of a former Bible college camp


Relationships

Pointing Others to Jesus
How to Cultivate Christ-Centered Relationships

by Leslie Ludy

“If I slip into the place that can be filled by Christ alone, making myself the first necessity to a soul instead of leading it to fasten upon Him, then I know nothing of Calvary love.” - Amy Carmichael“I can’t believe we are actually going to our first party as a married couple!” I told Eric happily as our old-but-faithful Toyota pulled into the circular dr


Relationships

Calvary Love
A Brand New Series from Set Apart Girl

by Leslie Ludy

One of the most powerful, convicting, and inspiring messages I’ve ever encountered is found in the pages of a little booklet called If written by Amy Carmichael—a missionary to India in the early 1900s.  In the introduction to the book, she explains how a difficult situation in her life caused her to ask the question, “What do I know of Calvary love?”  She began t


True Beauty

Reflecting His Radiance
A Biblical Perspective on Physical Beauty

by Leslie Ludy

I sat nervously among a small group of other teen girls, gazing at a gorgeous, slender blonde as she took her place at the front of the classroom.  “I think I saw her in a Cover Girl commercial,” my friend Stacy whispered to me in an awe-struck voice.  We stared enviously at the woman’s flawless skin, impeccable make-up, and ultra-chic clothing.  She was an in


The Gospel

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&