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Relationships

The Power of the Tongue
Using Our Words for Good and Not Harm

by Leslie Ludy

Death and life are in the power of the tongue.Proverbs 18:21aThe church sanctuary glowed with candlelight as Eric and I stood hand-in-hand, surrounded by the most important people in our lives.  Our much-awaited wedding day had finally arrived, and each moment seemed to sparkle with significant meaning.  One of the most powerful aspects of the ceremony was when our parents and spiritual


Singleness

Contentment in Singleness
Is it Really Possible?

by Leslie Ludy

Those who look to Him are radiant and their faces shall never be ashamed.Psalm 34:5 (ESV)For most modern women "singleness" and "contentment" are two words that don't seem to fit together in the same sentence.


The Gospel

Becoming a Godly Mentor
How to Change a Younger Woman's Life for Eternity

by Leslie Ludy

It was only four hastily scrawled lines on a torn sheet of notebook paper.


Prayer

The Power of the Cross
The True Solution to Every Problem

by Leslie Ludy

When I was twenty-two, I went through an incredibly mortifying experience.  A pastor called me on the phone and accused me of “publicly dishonoring my husband.”  Eric and I had been married for about four years, and had a loving, God-centered relationship, built upon honor and trust.  I had never intentionally dishonored my husband, let alone publicly.  The pas


Relationships

How to Be a Christ-Centered Friend
Biblical Keys to Truly Healthy Companionship

by Leslie Ludy

As I watched Eric’s red Toyota Camry pull out of my parents’ driveway, my heart soared with spiritual inspiration.  It was the third time that Eric had driven me home from the music studio where we were both taking lessons.


Modesty

Guarding Feminine Mystery
In Today’s Digitally-Obsessed World

by Leslie Ludy

Part One: A Remarkable Love StoryLieutenant John Blanchard stood in Grand Central Station, oblivious to the crowd bustling and scurrying around him.  With a racing heart, he fixed his eyes on the big clock towering overhead.  It was almost time.  At six o’clock, he would meet the girl he thought he loved — but had never met.  As the minutes ticked by, he kept wonder


Devotion

Every Thought Captive
Gaining Victory Over "What Ifs"

by Leslie Ludy

Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ...2 Corinthians 10:5I sat tensely on the bed, trying to slow down my breathing.  My heart was beating rapidly.  My thoughts were racing.  My hands were shaking.  It was happening again.  That overwhelming sense of doo


The Gospel

Popular Christianity
A Biblical Perspective on "Spiritual Trends"

by Leslie Ludy

When the Church and the world can jog comfortably together, you may be sure there is something wrong.  The world has not altered.  Its spirit is exactly the same as it ever was, and if Christians were equally faithful and devoted to the Lord, and separated from the World, living so that their lives were a reproof to all ungodliness, the world would hate them as much as it ever did.&mdash


Singleness

A Surrendered Heart
Laying Our Romantic Dreams at Jesus’ Feet

by Leslie Ludy

No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other.Matthew 6:24It was a warm September evening, twenty-three years ago.  I sat quietly on my bed, gazing through my open window at the brilliant colors that lit up the sky as the sun slowly dipped below the horizon.  It was a beautiful scene, but I coul


Purity

Beyond Promise Rings
Cultivating Purity that Lasts

by Leslie Ludy

Stacey’s eyes overflowed with regretful tears as she watched the lovely bride walk down the aisle in her dazzling white gown. She tried to concentrate on the wedding ceremony but couldn’t keep thoughts of shame and remorse from filling her mind. How would she feel at her own wedding someday, wearing a white dress but inwardly knowing she had given away her purity?


Prayer

The God of Miracles
Experiencing the Power of God in Your Daily Life

by Leslie Ludy

Cannot the same wonders be done now as of old? Do not the eyes of the Lord still run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong on behalf of those who put their trust in Him? Oh, that God would give me more practical faith in Him! Where now is the Lord God of Elijah?


Serving

Giving Joy Brings Joy

by Leslie Ludy

I stepped hesitantly out of the rented van, gazing uncertainly at the unfamiliar surroundings.  The sweltering July air was oppressively humid and it was hard to breathe.  The run-down New Orleans neighborhood was dismal and poor.  Dirty children roamed the street unsupervised, and lo