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Creative Homemaking
Simple Ways to Make Your Home a Sanctuary

by Leslie Ludy

Creative Homemaking: For many of my early growing up years, our family lived in a small industrial town in Indiana. When I went back to visit the town years later as an adult, I was struck by how dreary and bleak it was. The weather was grey much of the time and the town was surrounded by ugly factories and hazy smog...


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Creative Celebrations
Making Family Milestones Meaningful

by Leslie Ludy

Creative Celebrations: Twenty years ago, Eric and I were married on a bright December day. While our wedding was traditional in many ways, it was certainly not ordinary or run-of-the-mill. Almost everything in our ceremony was a unique, symbolic remembrance of the significant ways God had worked in our relationship; a celebration of. . .


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Creative Family Time
Ideas for Building Lasting Memories with Your Kids

by Leslie Ludy

Creative Family Time:When I was growing up, our family had a weekly tradition called “special family night.” It usually consisted of reading a story together on the couch, having a special treat in the kitchen, and playing a game as a family before bed. These few simple activities were the highlight of our week, and even now, thirty years later, I still remember them vividly...


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Creative Evangelism
communicating the child-like wonder of the Gospel

by Leslie Ludy

Creative Evangelism: I once read through a Sunday school preschool curriculum that walked teachers through the process of sharing the Gospel with young children. It cautioned against using “heavy terms” such as “sin,” “death,” and “hell” and encouraged teachers to focus mainly on the light and happy aspects of the Gospel message...


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Creative Discipleship
Embracing The Mission Field Of Family

by Leslie Ludy

Creative Discipleship Several years ago, Eric and I sat across the table from a middle-aged missionary couple and listened to the heartbreaking story of their family. Before they met, both of them had committed their lives to serving God and sharing the Gospel...


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Purposeful Comfort
Becoming a Better Nurturer

by Leslie Ludy

Purposeful Comfort: I am a big fan of efficiency. Ever since the days when our four kids were all age four and under, I have worked hard to efficiently manage the daily logistics that come with small kids. For many years, Eric and I had bath time down to a science. . .


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Purposeful Sparkle
Building Meaning and Memories Into Everyday Life

by Leslie Ludy

Purposeful Sparkle: When my son Hudson was about three, he was moping around the house one afternoon and calling out to anyone who would listen, “I’m feeling creamy! I’m feeling creamy!” Finally I asked him, “You’re feeling creamy? What does that mean?” He looked at me . . .