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Beauty and Contentment
A God-Honoring Approach to Home Design

by Leslie Ludy

Godliness with contentment is great gain.1 Timothy 6:6Sitting in a waiting room not long ago, my eyes were immediately drawn to the trendy home renovation show playing on the lobby’s television.  Normally I don’t have much attraction to modern TV shows, but decorating and home design episodes can quickly capture my interest.


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Whatever is Lovely, Whatever is Pure
Honoring Christ in our Media Choices

by Mandy SaelerHeather CoferLeslie Ludythe setapartgirl TeamJess WhiteJasmin Howell

An Introduction from Leslie LudyOne of the most convicting statements I’ve ever read is “A pure heart is one to which all that is not of God is strange and jarring” (John Tauler, as quoted in God’s Missionary, by Amy Carmichael). As Christians who are set apart for Jesus Christ, the ungodly sights and sounds of our culture should never feel “comfortable” to us.


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Set-Apartness in Social Media
Glorifying God in Your Digital Conduct.

by Leslie Ludy

A Diary Made PublicKate's StoryKate sipped her latte and glanced around the cozy coffee shop trying to gather her thoughts.  Suddenly, she smiled.  She’d just thought of the perfect title for her newest blog post.


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An Undivided Heart
A Biblical Approach to Pop-Culture Entertainment

by Leslie Ludy

The movie theater lights grew dim as a quiet expectancy fell over the audience. I relaxed in my plush stadium seat and eagerly awaited the opening credits to come onto the screen. It had been a long, emotionally exhausting week, and I was ready to be distracted from my worries...


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A Well-Ordered Life
Building a Lifestyle That reflects God's Nature

by Leslie Ludy

Betsie ten Boom always had a special gift for creating beauty. Her family did not have much money, but somehow through the years Betsie always managed to add a sparkle of loveliness and warmth to each room in their house.


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Dabbling in Darkness
The Danger of Making Evil Things “Cute”

by Leslie Ludythe setapartgirl Team

An Intro from LeslieA girl I knew was struggling with nightmares and fearful, irrational thoughts on a nearly-constant basis. One afternoon as we met together for prayer, she casually mentioned that she’d just come from a movie. When she told me which one she’d seen, I was taken aback.


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Commanding My Soul to Rejoice

by Leslie Ludy

It’s been many years since I’ve battled with any kind of ongoing anxiety or depression. As I’ve written about in the magazine and in my books, God in His mercy set me free from those pitfalls as I aligned my life with the Truth of His kingdom.


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What's Exciting About Today

by Leslie Ludy

Yesterday morning, four-year-old Avonlea Rose came into the bedroom and expectantly asked me, “What’s exciting about today?”  Presumably she was hoping for an announcement of a fun activity such as a trip to the zoo, the ice cream shop, or the toy store.  But unfortunatel


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The Danger of Living in Suspense

by Leslie Ludy

During a recent weekend while Eric was away speaking, I attempted to plan some special things to do with the kids, to help make Daddy’s absence go by faster.


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Celebrating Light Instead of Darkness

by Leslie Ludy

This time of year, when creepy Halloween decorations seem to be everywhere, it can be a frustrating experience taking my young children to the doctor’s office, grocery store, or mall.   Even though Halloween comes around every year, I never cease to be amazed and appalled by the &ldq


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Finding Perfect Peace

by Leslie Ludy

Whenever a new year begins, I often struggle with feeling overwhelmed.


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Overcoming Excuses

by Leslie Ludy

Tozer wrote, “The man [or woman] who would know God must spend time with Him.” What a simple and profound truth  - but one that is all too easy to forget amid the busyness of our daily lives!Most of us desire to know God more than we do.