Devotion

Devotion

A Narrow Road
The History & Passion Behind Set Apart Girl

by Leslie Ludy

When I was eighteen, I read a book* that became a defining influence upon my life. It was a biography written by Elisabeth Elliot about the life of Amy Carmichael who was missionary to India in the early 1900s. As a young woman in Ireland, Amy felt God calling her to give up the pursuits and pleasures of the world and become fully consecrated to Him.


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Even in This

Annie Wesche

They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
Psalm 112:7 (NIV)


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The Struggle of Obedience
Living for Jesus No Matter the Cost

by Heather Cofer

I walked into the living room to find toys scattered everywhere and a very forlorn figure sitting in the midst of them.


Devotion

We Are Not Consumed

Annie Wesche

Slipping into the bathroom of our single-wide mobile home on the orphanage property, I pulled the thin plastic door closed behind me.  I was barely holding myself together and, not wanting to alarm anyone else by my internal battle becoming an external display of tears, I sought out the only place that had some measure of privacy.  I fell to my knees and pressed my eyes tightly shut.&


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How do I make Jesus my all?

How do I make Jesus my all? I am saved but I know that I haven't made Jesus my all. I want Him to be, but I am not sure how to make that happen.


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Becoming a Bravehearted Woman
The World-Changing Power of Christ-Centered Femininity

by Leslie Ludy

The stillness of the African night was shattered by a piercing scream. Fair-skinned, red-haired Mary Slessor hurried out of her hut, a concerned look on her face. As she stood listening, she heard the sound of yelling and drumming growing steadily louder in the distance.


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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


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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.


Devotion

Boredom

I've been struggling with boredom recently and I don't quite know how to handle it.  I want to be content, enjoy every day and accept it as a blessing.  How am I supposed to handle boredom?


Devotion

Singing in the Rain

Annie Wesche

I watched in dismay as rainwater began flooding into our 20 by 8 foot container house—again.  Heavy tropical rains had cascaded down on our tiny Haitian home for several nights in a row.  And every night, I went through the same urgent routine:  throw down two of our four towels in the c