True Beauty

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Tuning Out the Voice of Discouragement

by Leslie Ludy

Have you ever heard the voice of Discouragement whisper accusations to your soul? “You are a miserable failure,” he mocks.  “You aren’t doing anything right!  Look at all the mistakes you are making!”  Discouragement loves to point out all our imperf


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A Friend of the Bridegroom

by Leslie Ludy

As Christians, we often spiritualize the idea of self-promotion.  After all, the more successful and popular we become, the better Christian witnesses we will be, right?


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Love is not Rude

by Leslie Ludy

1 Corinthians 13:5 says, “Love is not rude.”  At first glance, this principle seems almost too basic and simple – and yet, it is profoundly brilliant and life-changing.  Just think about how our churches, marriages, families, and relationships could change for the better


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Self-Esteem vs. Christ-Esteem

by Leslie Ludy

The message “love yourself” seems to be everywhere in modern culture - even in the church.  It’s a message that especially appeals to us as women. Today’s beauty and fashion industries promote a truly impossible standard for feminine beauty (i.e.


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The Beauty of Forgiveness

by Leslie Ludy

When I was sixteen, my brothers and I regularly visited residents at our local nursing home.  Our favorite person to visit was a delightful little lady named Dolly.  She was eighty-seven years old, nearly blind and in frail health, but she was truly radiant.  She loved to talk about G


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The Danger of the Selfie

by the setapartgirl Team

You see it everywhere - the push for self-promotion. Ads for clothing, beauty products, cars, food, you name it, all scream, “If you have this, you will get all the attention you crave! Your insecurities will be thrown to the wind and you’ll be happier than ever!” Or, “Just be who you are! Don’t let the opinions of others hinder you.


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Purposeful Femininity
Living in Light of Eternity—A Proverbs 31 Series

by Leslie Ludy

The women that I admire most—both now and throughout history—are women who have chosen to live their lives on purpose for Jesus Christ. They are women who build their lives around His priorities instead of frittering away their time on the meaningless distractions of the world.Take, for instance, Corrie ten Boom, who traveled the world to share the Gospel—even into her old age.


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Insecure About My Appearance

I’ve been struggling with feeling ugly physically. Because of it, I’ve made makeup an idol in my life and am so self-conscious about the way I look. I have been called ugly by guys and even some family members. When I look in the mirror ... I don’t see someone who is beautiful or feminine.


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The Heart

by Anonymous Warrior Poet

The Heart: It's YouDid you know that the concept of the heart surfaces over one thousand times in Scripture? Something that reoccurs that many times is incredibly significant. We can call it a mega theme. Though it is of high importance, I think there is much misunderstanding about this particular subject.


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Creativity's Creative Deception
God's Glory vs. Self's Glory in the Arts

by Elsje Zornes

Growing up with a mom who has more creativity in the tip of her little finger than most people have in their whole body, meant an early and constant exposure to all things “artsy.” Oil pastels, watercolor, decoupage, silk painting, chalk drawings, pencil sketches, furniture refinishing, batik...you name it, she’s done it.