emotions

Overcoming Chaos

Truth-Based Mothering
Putting Emotions In Their Proper Place

by Leslie Ludy

Truth-Based Mothering: The last few weeks have brought about a dramatic change in my motherhood role. After an arduous twenty-nine month adoption journey, Rees and Lily Ludy (now ages two and three) finally came home from Haiti to join our family! While there is no question that this has been a ...


Sacrificial Love

The Blessing of Children
A God-Sized Vision For Motherhood

by Leslie Ludy

The Blessing of Children: Eric and I were married for ten years before we had children. Just why did we wait so long? The official reason—meaning the answer that we gave to anyone who was nosy enough to ask—was that we were …


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 . . .