Jim Elliot wrote, “Wherever you are, be all there.” Never have I been more challenged in applying this principle than with my four young children. It’s so easy to be with my children physically, yet disengaged from them mentally and emotionally.
Our son Hudson is named after the great missionary to China, Hudson Taylor. Hudson Taylor is one of our spiritual heroes, and we desire our son to follow in his footsteps of tenacious faith and unwavering devotion to Christ. But many years before Hudson Taylor became the father of evange
Not long ago, Hudson felt God speak to him about his future. He learned about the many needs in the country of Cambodia and feels called to be a missionary there someday. Already, he’s begun to prepare to live overseas, even though he’s only nine.
Set Apart Girl: What inspired you to launch setapartmotherhood.com?Leslie Ludy: For several years, setapartgirl.com has helped women bring Christ into the center of their femininity. By the same token, young moms need Biblical insight and practical inspiration for bringing Christ into the center of their mothering. (Being a young mom myself, I know this need quite wel
Eric and I have been in ministry for about twenty years now. A good part of those twenty years have been spent discipling young adults and training them how to be grounded in the Word of God and firmly planted in the gospel. We have worked with thousands of young people who grew up in Christian homes and learned the basics of biblical thinking and godly character from their parents.
I have been around countless moms who roll their eyes at the notion that motherhood can be beautiful. They laugh at the idea that there can be dignity in raising children. They scoff at the suggestion that a mom of small kids can be calm, well-groomed, and well-rested.
From the moment my little son Jude was placed in my arms, my heart was filled with deep, maternal love for him. I had been waiting for that day for nine months, to meet the precious child God had blessed us with. I felt so ready to be a mom. I couldn’t wait to have a tiny person to love, train, care for, and cuddle.
Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3I will never forget the moment when our ﬁrstborn child, Hudson, gave his life to Jesus. He and Daddy had been pulling weeds together in the backyard, and Eric began talking with him about spiritual things, and about the condition of his soul.
When Actions Speak Louder Than WordsAs my kids get older, it’s getting harder and harder for me to take them to any public play area where I know they will interact with all sorts of children who come from all sorts of homes.