Let me share a little nugget that I’ve been realizing more and more in the past few weeks: talking about Jesus is really—and I mean really—exciting! Is it daunting to talk about Him to those you don’t know? Yes, I can’t deny that it can make one’s knees knock together, especially at first.
Pilgrim’s Progress has been a popular movie among the Ludy kiddos for the past few weeks. There is a particular scene which Avy, my four-year-old, likes to watch over and over again. It’s the scene where the character Faithful gets burned at the stake for his belief in Christ
Have you ever felt like you really needed some encouraging news? You know, like finding out that you just got a promotion, or learning that the person you are interested in romantically feels the same way about you, or being offered a much-desired ministry or position? It’s easy to
It’s amazing how tempting it can be to run anywhere but to God’s Word whenever we are struggling with doubt and confusion. We often think we’ll find comfort and perspective in the words and ideas of our fellow humans instead of in the eternal Word of God.
There is a lot of talk these days about being “open-minded.” Having an “open-mind” means being willing to entertain other people’s beliefs and ideas, and even to adopt them as your own if they “feel right” to you. Not being open-minded immediatel
When my husband Eric was in his early twenties, he went on a mission trip to inner city New Orleans. One night his team decided to do street evangelism on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras, holding up a large wooden cross as a visual demonstration as they preached and handed out tracks. E
Jackie Pullinger, a long-time missionary to China, spoke about sharing the Gospel with a woman who had been a prostitute for more than forty years. She had been rejected, abused, and mistreated in nearly every way imaginable. If anyone would seem to have valid reasons why the hope and vi
I will never forget the moment when, as a young married couple, my husband and I were faced with an extremely socially awkward situation. We were visiting friends we hadn’t seen in several years, and someone suggested that we all watch their family’s favorite movie. But as so
As a child, I romanticized the idea of being a “Christian hero.” I imagined the thrill of adventure and the satisfaction of changing the world – but I never envisioned the hardship, discomfort, pain, and spiritual attack that comes when you take a stand for righteousness.&nbs
When the famous missionary Mary Slessor was a young woman in Scotland, she was faced with a life-changing test of courage. Working in a dangerous inner-city area, she was preparing to teach a Bible study lesson to a group of children when a gang of trouble-making teenage boys surrounded her, j