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Preparing Our Kids For Real Christianity
Dreaming God’s Dreams For Our Children

by Leslie Ludy

Preparing our Kids for Real Christianity Not long ago, Hudson felt God speak to him about his future. He learned about the many needs in the country of Cambodia and feels called to be a missionary there someday. Already, he’s begun to prepare to live overseas, even though he’s only nine...


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Excellence VS. Perfectionism
The Freedom of Embracing God’s Pattern

by Leslie Ludy

Excellence VS. Perfectionism Exercising early in the morning isn’t one of my favorite things to do. I’m not one of those people who leaves her running shoes right by the bed and energetically pops awake as soon as the alarm sounds the first “beep,” charging out into the frosty morning air for a five-mile run. But, just like. . .


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Love is a Choice
Bonus Devotional

by Leslie Ludy

My five-year-old daughter, Avy, recently asked me a rather profound question.  “How do you know if somebody really knows Jesus or not?”  In modern Christianity, there are various opinions on this matter.


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A Christ-Centered Day
Creative, Simple Ways to Keep Jesus Central

by Leslie Ludy

A Christ-Centered Day: Over breakfast or while we are driving to school or other actives, we will often take some time to pray for Christians around the world. When our kids learn of a specific Christian who is being persecuted for his or her faith...


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Secrets To A Vibrant Marriage
Modeling a Healthy Marriage to Your Kids

by Leslie Ludy

Secrets To A Vibrant Marriage: When Eric and I were first married, we heard all kinds of “doom and gloom” predictions about our romantic future. “Sure, you are in love with your husband right now,” a cynical older woman told me, “but just wait a few years. Pretty soon the romance will die, and he’ll start getting under your skin.” Another time...


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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 …


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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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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 . . .


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Joyful Homemaking
A Heavenly Perspective On Daily Tasks

by Leslie Ludy

Joyful Homemaking: My son Hudson loves to host elaborate birthday parties. Last year, he chose a Lego theme. Somehow he got the idea of making Lego mini-figure costumes that all his party guests could wear. A bit intimidated, I scoured the internet . . .


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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 . . .