Devotion

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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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The Strength of Our Life

Annie Wesche

"My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped..."
Psalm 28:7b


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Beautiful Meekness
Embracing Christlike Humility

by Leslie Ludy

“Sorry, we cannot help you. It would be too humbling,” the pastor replied bluntly in response to Amy’s question. Amy Carmichael, a missionary to India in the early 1900s, was trying to find Christian women who could assist her in caring for the many needy babies and children that had been brought to her doorstep.


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Happy in Jesus

Annie Wesche

“Are you happy?” my friend Gerda asked the small, crying boy standing before her who could not find his way out of a drowning fit of tears.

“NO!” came his sobbing reply, “I’m really sad!” 

“Do you want to be happy?” Gerda asked with a gentle, patient smile.


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Be Strong in the Lord
A Biblical Strategy for Spiritual Attack

by Leslie Ludy

I stood in the middle of our finished basement, my heart sinking as I surveyed the ruined floors and damaged walls.  All the furniture and decor was in disarray.


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On Discontentment

I am weary of the challenges I am facing and, quite frankly, I am discontent with my life. Any encouragement?


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His Loving Spotlight

Annie Wesche

For thus says the High and lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones."
Isaiah 57:15


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In the Secret Place
Guarding the Intimacy of our Walk with Christ

by Leslie Ludy

"But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly."Matthew 6:6It was a frigid, early winter morning in Michigan over 25 years ago.  A young Eric Ludy awoke with an extra spring in his step and an unexplained sense of excitement in his heart.  Des


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When We Don't "Feel" It
Persevering in Faith Through All Seasons

by Jasmin Howell

God is so vastly wonderful, so utterly and completely delightful that He can, without anything other than Himself, meet and overflow the deepest demands of our total nature, mysterious and deep as that nature is.– A.W. TozerIt was early morning.


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Leap of Faith

Annie Wesche

In that moment, I wished to be anywhere but there, doing anything other than what I was considering doing.