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Lessons from my Mother
Celebrating the Beauty of Motherhood

by Annie WescheMandy SaelerHeather CoferLeslie Ludythe setapartgirl TeamJess WhiteJasmin HowellSarah Guthrie

With the coming of May each spring, the grey days of winter have faded from memory as sprigs of green and bursts of bright colors emerge to delight our senses.  At the peak of all this loveliness, Mother’s Day arrives and presents us with the opportunity to once again celebrate the beauty of motherhood and the influential, godly women who have touched our lives.


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Becoming His Hands and Feet
How Child Sponsorship Changed Our Family

by Leslie Ludy

The 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...


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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,


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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.


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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


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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


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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