Devotion

Devotion

Forsaking the "Wisdom" of Fear

by Leslie Ludy

Our culture has done a very good job of convincing us that being fearful is equivalent to being wise.  After all, if we simply take a few self-protective precautions, we can have a much more protected life.


Devotion

How Jesus Refueled

by Leslie Ludy

Every January, our family tries to get away somewhere together for a couple of weeks (preferably to a warm destination!) just to rest, refuel, and build fun memories together before we head full swing into the intensity of a new year.  Some of our most precious and memorable moments have happen


Devotion

Handling the "What Ifs"

by Leslie Ludy

Many of us have been plagued by fretful “what if” scenarios throughout our lives.  What if I never get married?  What if my friends reject me?  What if I fail at work or school?


Devotion

Condemnation or Conviction?

by Leslie Ludy

Most of us are very familiar with the voice of condemnation.  You know, that subtle (or not-so-subtle) whisper that mocks, “You aren’t good enough!  You are a mess!  You are a failure!  You are hopeless!  It’s too late for you - you’ll never change!&r


Devotion

Choosing our Allegiance

by Leslie Ludy

The Bible describes a time when the people of Israel had to make a choice about which king they would serve--David or Saul. Though David was God’s chosen king for Israel, he had been forced to run for his life and was reduced to living in a cave. Saul was still in control of the kingdom.


Devotion

Who He Is

by Leslie Ludy

In my book, Authentic Beauty, I wrote about our tendency as women to look outside of Christ for our happiness and fulfillment: “So many of us, though we claim to know Jesus Christ, are still longing for our deepest desires to be fulfilled by someone else.


Devotion

The Dangers of Shallow Living

by Leslie Ludy

When Eric and I first began traveling, speaking, writing, and discipling, I quickly realized that I wasn’t prepared for the intensity of full-time ministry. As an introvert, I was often burned out from this demanding lifestyle.


Devotion

Surrendering Our Desires

by Leslie Ludy

As American Christian women, we hear lots of messages today about the importance of our heart—messages that put great emphasis upon our feelings, our needs, our uniqueness, and our desires.  We are often led to believe that it’s okay for us to build everything around our emotio


Devotion

Fresh Surrender

by Leslie Ludy

Most young girls have fairy tale dreams for their future marriage – they envision riding off into the sunset with their prince charming and living happily ever after.  I was no exception.


Devotion

Treasuring Christ Above All Else

by Heather Cofer

I absolutely love this time of the year, watching fall turn into winter. It is such a peaceful season. Even November (which one of my favorite fictional characters, Anne of Green Gables, named the ugliest month of the year) has something quite still and beautiful about it. And I have always enjoyed the holiday season with the white lights, candles, and pine wreaths.