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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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A Merry Heart Does Good Like Medicine
Proverbs 17:22

by Leslie Ludy

If you are a mother of young children (or work with them regularly), you know that God has given us an amazing built-in laughter therapy to ease the stresses and challenges that come with the job! In our home, six-year-old Kipling (a.k.a. Dubber and Dubs) provides a great deal of “comic relief”, usually while completely oblivious to the fact that he is even being funny.


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Delighting in Our Kids
Enjoying God’s Built-In Laughter Therapy

by Leslie Ludy

Delighting in Our Kids: Before Eric and I had children, we would often observe young parents impatiently tugging their small children along behind them in malls or restaurants. Their children were adorable, chattering away as they discovered the new world around them. But the . . .


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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 . . .