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
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,
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.
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
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
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
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
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.