True Devotion
Remaining Faithful to What God Sets Before Us

by Jasmin Howell

I sat in a wing-back chair by the blazing fireplace, surrounded by friends on a Wednesday night; our weekly life-group meeting was underway. As I read aloud from Acts 2, I caught myself pausing when I came to verse 42: “...and they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer” (Acts 2:42, NIV).


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.


The Power of Forgiveness
Overcoming Evil with Good

by Leslie Ludy

It was 1942.The world was in turmoil as World War II broke out across the globe. Eighteen-year-old Peggy Covell waited anxiously at her home in America for news about her parents—missionaries to Japan who had fled to the Philippines after the war began. When she heard that the Japanese had overrun the Philippines, she feared the worst.


Emptying the Backpack
Removing the Baggage that Hinders Intimacy

by Leslie Ludy

If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.1 John 1:6Several weeks ago, the dynamics among the Ludy siblings were a bit “off.” Bickering, tattling, and selfishness had been continually tainting the peaceful atmosphere of our family.


Corrie ten Boom
The Power of Forgiveness

by Leslie Ludy

Corrie ten Boom lay quietly on the hard wooden plank, covered with filthy, flea-infested straw, fighting back waves of nausea and claustrophobia. She lifted a weak hand to her feverish face.