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Great Expectations
Trading Cultural Norms For Heavenly Patterns

by Leslie Ludy

Great Expectations:When I was in sixth grade, I attended a large, cutting-edge public school. One of the required classes that year was called “Preparing for the Teen Years” and included lessons on self-esteem, sexuality, and social issues. Up until then, it...


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Armed for the Battle
Wrestling for Our Children’s Souls

by Leslie Ludy

Armed For The Battle: Hudson Taylor—one of the most world-changing missionaries in history—wasn't always passionate about God. In fact, at one point in his life, he was a floundering, wayward teen with no real interest in spiritual things. His mother—a devoted Christian—was greatly burdened for the state of his soul. As the years went by ...


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How Prayer Strengthens Marriage
Becoming United for the Battle

by Leslie Ludy

How Prayer Strengthens MarriageI’ll never forget the day when Eric and I really began to pray together, as a strong, unified, passionate team, wrestling together for God’s purposes to be realized. We’d been married for several years. We’d been in full-time ministry since...


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Smiling at the future
Exchanging Fear For Joyful Confidence

by Leslie Ludy

Smiling at the future: Corrie ten Boom said, “Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” How true that statement has been in my life! There is nothing that can rob today’s joy quicker than foreboding about all the fearful . . .


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Purposeful Prayer Strategy
How To Wrestle For Victory

by Leslie Ludy

Purposeful Prayer Strategy: My parents became Christians when I was about two years old. From that time on, they began praying specific prayers for my future—for instance, that God would prepare my future husband as a man of God . . .


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Purposeful Priority
Keeping Prayer In Its Rightful Place

by Leslie Ludy

Purposeful Priority: “I’m a mom of little kids—I don’t have time for prayer!” I’ve heard this statement many times among Christian mothers. Even though Scripture is clear about the position and priority that prayer should have in a believer’s life . . .


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Purposeful Watchfulness
Guarding Against Enemy Attacks

by Leslie Ludy

Purposeful Watchfulness: Several years ago, I visited a pumpkin farm with my children in the fall. As my children were participating in one of the activities, another mom treated my son Hudson quite rudely, loudly accusing him of cutting in front of her child (which he didn’t . . .