When I think about the most beautiful women I know, the faces of beloved mentors and dear friends fill my mind, each one having influenced my life in a meaningful way through their love and kindness, and most of all their givenness to Christ. Gayle’s tenderness, thoughtfulness, and warm c
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
My eyes nearly doubled in size the first time I saw the clip-on “man bun” for sale online. Sheer shock, a laugh of disbelief, and the sobering reality of the present state of our culture all washed over me in a matter of seconds.
Each year, the coming of springtime carries a sheerly delightful and romantic air with it. Bursts of new life wrestle through the once cold and frozen ground, revealing cheery colorful buds to winter-worn eyes all around.
When I first began to walk with God, I can remember the hesitation that welled up in my heart when asked to surrender an untouched area of my life to Him. I now realize that my hesitation stemmed from fear that my commitment wouldn't “pay off” and was the unfitting fruit of doubt.
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. (John 15.18-19)Give up the good opinion of the world?