delighting in Christ

Discipling Kids

Creative Cultivation
Helping Kids Trade Self-Esteem for Christ-Esteem

by Leslie Ludy

Creative Cultivation: When I was twelve, I attended a youth group session in which all of us middle-schoolers were encouraged to go home and look ourselves in the mirror and make the declaration, “I love you!” to our reflection. It seemed that everywhere I went, at school and at church, well-meaning...


Discipling KidsTime Management

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...


Discipling Kids

Building A World-Changing Family
The Power of a Gospel-Centered Home

by Leslie Ludy

Building A World-Changing Family: A few years ago, Eric and I spoke at a large home-school event. One of the young men who helped chauffeur us around was a home-school graduate, now in his thirties. He was an articulate, smart young man who seemed to be doing well in life...


Sacrificial LoveOvercoming Chaos

Secrets to Motherhood Joy
Saying Goodbye To Self-Pity

by Leslie Ludy

Secrets to Motherhood Joy: Eric's grandmother, who died before he was born, had an incredible secret for maintaining a joyful attitude as a young wife and mother. Whenever she was feeling down because of various challenging circumstances in her life, she made . . .


Sacrificial LoveOvercoming Chaos

Choosing Joy
Even When You Don’t Feel Like It!

by Leslie Ludy

Choosing Joy: I have a rather “girly” confession to make: I don’t really enjoy camping. While it’s true that I have some great camping memories from my childhood, now that I’m an adult the idea of tossing and turning all night in a cold tent, stumbling around . . .


Overcoming ChaosQuiet Time

Purposeful Perspective
Responding Correctly When Discouragement Comes

by Leslie Ludy

Purposeful Perspective: It was a balmy Sunday morning last summer. I was sitting in church with my children, listening to the sermon with one ear while keeping the other tuned in to my kids. Four-year-old Kipling seemed incapable of sitting still, shifting his weight from side-to-side . . .