The Collection - By Author

Lifestyle

Hopeful & Bright
Strength for Today and Faith for Tomorrow

by Mandy Saeler

With my destination firmly planted in mind, I navigated the back roads of my small town to the highway that would take me westward. My destination? The Colorado Rocky Mountains – specifically, the well-loved little mountain town of Estes Park. Absorbed in the familiar drive, the highway miles passed quickly and I soon reached the canyon.


Devotion

Cherishing the Season
Embracing the Beauty of Christmastime

by Mandy Saeler

When the world outside our window is covered with newly fallen snow, there is a special beauty in those first moments of peering out and taking in the sight. For just a little while, our world feels more like a snow globe scene than our own reality, and we can freshly grasp why it’s often been said that the snow was intended to slow us down.


Devotion

Keeping the Holidays Holy

by Mandy SaelerHeather Coferthe setapartgirl TeamJess WhiteJasmin Howell

An Intro From LeslieIt was Christmas Eve, and I was eight years old.  Our house was completely dark except for the sparkle of candles that my mother had placed around the house, and the radiant glow of Christmas lights from our colorfully decorated tree.  The air seemed to sparkle with heavenly light as our family gathered in the living room to read the Christmas story from the Bibl


Singleness

Alone but Never Lonely
Walking Through Solitary Seasons with Joy

by Mandy Saeler

My eyes were heavy as I hammered away at my laptop keys, occasionally crinkling the wrapper of my late-night protein bar. It was after 10:00 PM and the minutes were passing quickly as I sat in the hotel lobby, catching up on things that had fallen behind as I had traveled.


Devotion

A Grateful Heart
Seeing God in Everything

by Mandy Saeler

Oh, taste & see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Psalm 34:8It was a warm spring evening when I saw her standing on the corner of a busy intersection. The corners of her mouth were weighted with weariness and her gaze seemed magnetically pulled towards the ground.


The Gospel

Trained in Kindness
Responding to God's Priority of Love

by Mandy Saeler

Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.  And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us...Ephesians 5:1-2With a deep groan, the iron gate slowly swung open.


Lifestyle

A Heaven-Bound Heart
Cultivating Eternal Perspective in Daily Life

by Mandy SaelerHeather CoferJess WhiteJasmin HowellSarah Guthrie

 And whatever you do,Do it heartily, as to the Lord...Colossians 3:23Dear reader,Have you ever wondered how to escape the frivolous undertow of the 21st-century lifestyle? Have you ever had the longing to live for “something more” than the trending tides of our here-today, gone-tomorrow world?


Lifestyle

A Life that Overflows
A Biblical Take on the Self-Care Movement

by Mandy Saeler

I poured the hot, bubbling water over the tea bag and wrapped the string around the handle of the mug.


True Beauty

The Radiance of the Redeemed

by Mandy Saeler

When I think about the most beautiful women I know, the faces of beloved mentors and dear friends fill my mind, each one having influenced my life in a meaningful way through their love and kindness, and most of all their givenness to Christ. Gayle’s tenderness, thoughtfulness, and warm c


Purity

A Guarded Mind
Keeping a Healthy View of Romance in a Sensually-Saturated World

by Mandy SaelerHeather Coferthe setapartgirl TeamJess WhiteJasmin HowellSarah Guthrie

Romance novels, chick-flicks, sensual magazines, and more — everywhere we look there are land mines of relational compromise awaiting us. As Christians, it’s easy to turn to the “tamer” versions of these things to fulfill our desire to fantasize about our own personal fairy tale and imagine the charming prince


Lifestyle

Seeking the Return of Godly Masculinity

by Mandy Saeler

My eyes nearly doubled in size the first time I saw the clip-on “man bun” for sale online. Sheer shock, a laugh of disbelief, and the sobering reality of the present state of our culture all washed over me in a matter of seconds.


Devotion

An Invitation Into Intimacy

by Mandy Saeler

Each year, the coming of springtime carries a sheerly delightful and romantic air with it. Bursts of new life wrestle through the once cold and frozen ground, revealing cheery colorful buds to winter-worn eyes all around.