The Collection - Devotionals

Family

A Set-Apart Girl is Born!

by Leslie Ludy

Avonlea Rose LudyJune 21, 2009I must admit, in my heart of hearts, I was hoping that this baby would be a girl! It just seemed like a perfect balance for our family – two precious boys and two sweet girls.


RelationshipsFamily

At the Center of it All

by Leslie Ludy

C.T. Studd wrote, “Marriage can either be a great blessing or a great curse, depending on where you place the Cross.”Eric and I recently celebrated our 17th anniversary.


Family

Harper's Dog

by Leslie Ludy

Okay I’m going to be completely honest with you…I am NOT a dog person.  I have never been moved by cute puppy dog eyes or fluffy little doggy tails wagging.  I’m not quite sure why, but even adorable little puppies do very little to melt my heart.  Dogs, to be compl


Family

Focusing on What Matters

by Leslie Ludy

The other day, I knew I’d reached my mental max point when I caught myself putting a pair of shoes in front of my wiggling and distracted four-year-old, and telling him firmly to “eat!”   Then realizing my blunder I quickly said, “Uh, I mean, put your shoes on!&rdqu


Family

Putting Christ Above Marriage and Family

by Leslie Ludy

One of the most baffling statements Jesus ever made was, “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple" (Luke 14:26).What a strange comment!  The same Bible that tells us t


Family

Living Honorably in a Crude World

by Leslie Ludy

Crude and crass behavior seems to be everywhere these days.  With the standards of the culture sinking dismally lower and lower, it’s all too easy to compare our behavior to that of society’s norms, rather than to the holy standard of Christ.  Bathroom humor, crass comments, an


Family

Love is a Choice

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.  Some say there should be a particular demonstration of power in a believer