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Becoming His Hands and Feet
How Child Sponsorship Changed Our Family

by Leslie Ludy

Pure and undefiled religion before god and the father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble...James 1:27HUDSON'S FIRST SERMONThe chapel was vacant and dark.  Hudson, my four-year-old son, ran happily around the big empty room as a small group of our friends and co-workers explored the facility.  Our ministry had recently taken possession of a former Bible college camp


Family

Happily Ever After
Growing Spiritually Together With Your Spouse

by Leslie Ludy

In today’s world, the idea of happily ever after can seem almost ridiculous amid heated divorce hearings, scandalous affairs, and broken homes.


Family

The Gift of Parents
The Importance of Cherishing Your God-Given Teammates

by Heather Cofer

My husband Judah and I have a beautiful and unique love story. In short, we met in Mongolia when we were 12 years old, where both of our families were missionaries, started a long distance relationship when we were 17, and after two and a half years of crossing the pacific ocean every six months to see each other,


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.


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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


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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

Honoring Your Parents as an Adult

by Heather Cofer

This past fall we were up in the mountains with my family for a mini-vacation. While we were walking around in the adorable mountain town browsing the quaint little shops, my dad came across something he really liked. Now, my dad is the most amazing gift-giver I have ever met, but it is very hard to buy things for him. So when I had a chance, I snuck back to the shop to purchase the item for him.