Tuesday, October 27, 2015

November's Bright Lights Meeting

Photos from August's Meeting

Sorry these photos weren't posted sooner.
 But better late than never I guess... :)

This meeting was on Treating Others with Honor
(how good manners show respect to those around you)

Craft time!

Making beaded napkin holders

Skits portraying good manners

No slurping your tea :P

How to be a gracious hostess...

Phone manners

Relay race while balancing a stack of magazines on your head

Whoops! and down it goes...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015

Conference Details

Set Apart Girl Conference
June 13th, 2015
Undivided Heart
All-Day Video Conference Located at:
27541 Beckman Road, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403
home of Chad & Kayla Gross

7:30-8:00           Optional Breakfast provided

7:45-8:00          REGISTERATION

8:00-8:15           Worship

8:15-9:30           AWAKE MY SOUL with Leslie Ludy

9:45-11:00         THE SOLID ROCK with Leslie Ludy

11:15-12:15       LESSONS FROM THE MISSION FIELD with Annie Wesche

12:15-1:15         Lunch Break*

 1:15-1:30           Worship

1:30-2:45           REDEEMING THE TIME with Leslie Ludy


4:15-5:30           HEROIC FEMININITY with Leslie Ludy

5:30-6:30           Dinner Break*

6:40-7:00           SPECIAL MUSIC with Ella Powel

7:00-8:15           FEMININE BEAUTY with Eric Ludy

8:15-8:30           Farewells

*Meals will be provided. Snacks and drinks will be available throughout the day.

Bring your Bible & come prepared for a powerful day in the Word!

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AWAKE MY SOUL exchanging apathy for passion

Have you longed for something more in your relationship with Jesus Christ? In this powerful session, Leslie exhorts us to leave mediocrity and compromise behind; to become fully, wholly, completely Christ's; to love Him radically - not merely with your words, but with your entire heart, soul, mind and strength. If you are dissatisfied with just going through the motions of Christianity and long to become passionately devoted to the true King, this message can ignite your spiritual fire and change your relationship with Christ from dull to vibrant.

 THE SOLID ROCK exchanging doubt for certainty
Do you ever struggle with doubt and disillusionment toward God? Have you wrestled with questions like "Why would God allow this to happen?" or "Are God's promises really true?" In this session, Leslie show us how to plant our feet firmly upon the solid, immovable Rock, which is Jesus Christ Himself. If you will learn to take Him at His Word, He is willing to replace your confusion and doubt for the glorious clarity and confidence you long for. This message will help you exchange feelings-based Christianity for immovable, rock-solid, faith that cannot be shaken.
Sweltering heat, power outages, no running water, heartbreaking poverty, viruses and disease, rats, bats, and spiders—it can be easy to fixate with fear on the challenges that await you in a third world country, but in this session, Annie passionately shares her own stories of how trusting upon the promises and power of God brought laughter, joy, rescues, miracles, strength, and a deeper intimacy with Christ in the midst of trials and hardship. Your faith will be strengthened as you listen to Annie candidly share about what happened when her own fears and discomforts met with the promise “Faithful is He who calls you who also will do it.”
REDEEMING THE TIME exchanging temporal distractions for true satisfaction
How many of our moments are being spent on things that matter in light of eternity? In this session, Leslie teaches us how to trade trivial time-wasters for Christ-centered living, and demonstrates that only when we are willing to give God the best hours of our day-rather than whatever is left after we have wasted most of our time on temporal, earthly distractions -will we experience vibrant intimacy with our heavenly King and become the set-apart women He has called us to be.
Christian persecution is making the news headlines, often painting a dark picture. But in this session Voice of the Martyrs speaker Brooke Parks will show how God is using suffering and persecution to grow His church worldwide. She will share powerful testimonies of believers from restricted and hostile nations who have had overcoming faith in the midst of great persecution. This session will present an inspiring and challenging message about what it means to count the cost, take up our cross and follow Jesus, regardless of if we were born into a restricted or a free nation.
HEROIC FEMININITY exchanging selfish pursuits for sacrificial love
Heroic Femininity - exchanging selfish pursuits for sacrificial love There are cries of anguish resounding all over the world - from the starving child to the Christian being tortured for his faith. May we not drown them out with our movies, social lives, and career pursuits. In this session, Leslie reminds us that God is asking each of us to turn down the "noise" in our lives and learn to give the way He gave, holding nothing back, and shows us what it looks like practically to build a lifestyle of sacrificial love.
This message brushes against some of the most controversial ideas of the Bible, but surprisingly, as it approaches the socially insensitive and forbidden topic of the "role of women," instead of creating spiritual indigestion, it paints a picture of ravishing beauty. Listen to this message at your own risk, for you may be converted to being a believer that the Bible, the whole Bible, and every word in the Bible, is good, right, and perfect. And what it produces in the lives of those that have ears to hear it and obey it, is also good, right, and perfect.


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

April's Meeting / Photos

Here's a slideshow of photos from April's Bright Lights Meeting. A big thank you to Kayla Gross for taking the pictures!

(For some reason this video refuses to show in the emails sent of this post...
it's not just your computer :)

May's Bright Lights Meeting

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Practical Modesty Resources

Here are some the website we shared at Bright Lights. These are some of my favorites. What are websites are some of your favorites for finding clothing? Share in the comments below!

THREDUP: Great for finding good quality discounted articles of clothing.
Click HERE for $10 dollar off your first order!

 EBAY: great for finding discounted clothing-used and new!
FRESH MODESTY: clothing blog with ideas and inspiration

HALFTEE: summer layering essentials for women and girls

MODBOD: more layering resources!
Memory Verse: Hebrews 13:5
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have:
for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

Monday, April 27, 2015

Daughter of the King Lyrics

It was great seeing you all at Bright Light's Saturday! Here are the lyrics for the song, Daughter of the King. I look forward to singing this with you all next meeting! (The music video is on the sidebar.)
All you ever wanted to be
Was someone the world would see
You dress to impress
You put on your best
And all it left you was empty

But a dress won't make a princess
And jewels won't make a queen
Cause you were made for more than this
You're worth more than what you see

You are fearfully and wonderfully
A daughter of the King
You are perfect in the Maker's eyes
Even when you don't believe
His love poured out for who you are
Not who you wanna be
You are fearfully and wonderfully made
A daughter of the King

 It's not about the things you can see
The mirror has the world deceived
Just look at your heart to find who you are
Cause image is not in beauty

Cause a dress won't make a princess
And jewels won't make a queen
But you were made for more than this
You're worth more than what you see

 And time will fade
Beauty will age
But the good we do lives on
Cause the glass slipper only lasts so long


Thursday, April 23, 2015

April Reminder

Bright Lights is this Saturday! Our meeting will be on Practical Modesty Suggestions. We'll be having a fun sharing time with lots of ideas! Remember to bring some ideas to share with the rest of the group! Hands-on and visuals are great. :)

Did you finish this worksheet from our last meeting? You'll want to be sure you do before Saturday so you can enter to win a SPECIAL prize!! Missed our last meeting? Email me and I'll send you a copy to download!!


Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Heart of Modesty: January 2015

Hurray, we started a new set titled "Daughters of the King"!  Our first lesson was on the importance of modesty and we specifically looked at where modesty starts--in the heart.

A Heart of Modesty: Lesson
A Heart of Modesty: Worksheet

Enjoy the snap shots from the meeting! Below are pictures from our "Fashion Show". Each girl dressed up as someone and then the moms had to guess who they were. :) It was a good illustration of how what we wear shows who we are.


Business Woman





We also had a super fun Clothes Swap. I think everyone found a new treasure or two. :)


Modesty is a lifestyle that encompasses how one dresses, behaves, and even speaks. Pursuing modesty is really about having our “outside” not distract from our “inside.” The goal is for our character and testimony of faith to shine brighter than anything we might put on.”