Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic


Dad is second from the left in the front.

My father is Ray Ludwig.  He’s traveled in ministry most of my life and can play a Hammond B-3 like you wouldn’t believe!  He’s preached and ministered through music all over the world and has traveled in ministry with Kenneth Copeland, Jimmy Swaggart, Doris Akers (composer of “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”), the late Hilton Sutton (one of his closest friends), the late Dr. C.M. Ward (Revivaltime Radio Broadcast), Roger McDuff, and so many others.  This picture is from the 1950s when Daddy was traveling with various Gospel quartets.

I’ve been thinking a lot about my father lately.  I am undeniably proud of my Dad and his story, but more than anything, I love him.

Family Haiku (Non-traditional) (Re-posted from June 29, 2012)

elder son, Joel

intimidating young man

filled with compassion


younger son, Christian

exasperating, witty

simply beautiful


the man, the dad, Charles

nurturing male mother, calm

azure-eyed soul-mate


root, sprout one, sprout two

home-grown trilogy of men

three vines in one