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Set Apart Girl Devotionals

If you're looking for a devotional that is going to encourage, refresh, and cheer you on as you walk with Jesus, check out the Set Apart Girl devotional here.  They're beautifully written by several of the Set Apart Girl Magazine staff and Leslie Ludy as well.

Deeper Christian

Are you longing to dig deeper into God's Word and yearning to know God deeper?  Then check out the Deeper Christian website!  Filled with articles that will point you to Christ and help you draw closer to Him, the site is also loaded with Scripture memorizing tips, Bible study ideas, amazing quotes and more.


God be with you, sisters! Joanna, Krista, Megan, Emily & Victoria

Book Review: Choosing Gratitude

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Title: Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy

Author:  Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Genre:  Christian

Rating (1=lowest, 5=highest):

Synopsis:  God places pretty high importance on gratitude.  Skim through the Bible and you'll come up with dozens of commands to be grateful and to give thanks.  The thing is - gratitude doesn't always come naturally.  We must choose gratitude! 

Like: I love DeMoss' easy-to-read style and how much research she obviously put into this book.  She points the reader again and again to Jesus and to Scriptures and I love that.  She's theologically sound and really gets to the heart of the matter.  Her book really, really encouraged me during a difficult time in my life when I needed to lean on Jesus even more and I really appreciate her honesty, humility, and the grace with which she writes.  One thing that really stuck out to me was one part when she said (paraphrase) that in every circumstance, I always have two choices - I can choose to whine or I can …

Through Her Eyes

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Five-year-old Daniela's face twists in horror as I translate how the soldiers nailed Jesus to the cross.

This is the first time she has ever heard this before.

She turns her innocent eyes to mine and says she can't believe it.  Nails right through His wrists?  She shakes her head adamantly and says, "No, no, no!".  Pain fills her eyes.  She is so young, but she is imagining His anguish.

I gently nod my head and speak to her in Spanish, taking the time to point on my own wrists where the nails would've been driven in.  She just shakes her head and wants to know what happened next.  It's all so new to her and she still is in awe of it.  In awe of what He did.  I continue translating with Daniela interrupting me many times to verify what I'm saying.  She's amazed, pure and simple.

That moment still stays with me.

To many of us, the Gospel is "old news", something we could recite backwards in our sleep.  We know it.  We have seen it in…