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A Very Present Help in Trouble
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

by Leslie Ludy

Something scary happened this week. After a several day bout with the stomach flu, my five year old daughter, Avy, ended up in the emergency room with dehydration. Several other members of the family had been sick throughout the week, with Eric being out of town during the worst of it.


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The Secret To Being a Good Mom
A New Perspective on Motherhood Shortcomings

by Leslie Ludy

The Secret to Being a Good Mom: About year ago, a major television network approach Eric and me about the possibility of being involved in a documentary series about Christian relationships. As we talked with them about their target audience, we were told, “Moms between the ages of ...


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Remembering What God Has Done
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by Leslie Ludy

It’s been just over ONE YEAR since God brought Rees and Lily home from Haiti! Looking back, I am astounded at all that God has done in writing this story, and how amazingly faithful He has been. This adoption was very difficult - perhaps the most difficult experience of my life. There were so many times along the way when I simply wanted to give up and walk away from the whole situation.


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The Power of Rejoicing
Modeling Mighty Faith To My Children

by Leslie Ludy

The Power of Rejoicing: Several years ago, our small town was hit with a catastrophic tornado. When it touched down, Eric and I were at a local coffee shop with Hudson and Harper, ages three and one, along with Eric's sister and her three children who were visiting from . . .


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Smiling at the future
Exchanging Fear For Joyful Confidence

by Leslie Ludy

Smiling at the future: Corrie ten Boom said, “Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” How true that statement has been in my life! There is nothing that can rob today’s joy quicker than foreboding about all the fearful . . .


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Purposeful Watchfulness
Guarding Against Enemy Attacks

by Leslie Ludy

Purposeful Watchfulness: Several years ago, I visited a pumpkin farm with my children in the fall. As my children were participating in one of the activities, another mom treated my son Hudson quite rudely, loudly accusing him of cutting in front of her child (which he didn’t . . .