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…offering hope and humor

to lighten your step and deepen your walk with Christ.

Staying in Step


"Whoever lives in him must walk as Jesus did."  1 John 2:6 NIV


In my B.C. life (that is life Before Children) I taught instrumental music.  Actually, I was a Band Director.  Many hot summer days were spent marching up and down the football field honing skills for the greatly anticipated marching season.  Scanning the field of eager marchers on our first day of band camp, I quickly distinguished the varying levels of their marching abilities.  Some kids naturally stayed in step.  For these teens, feeling the musical beat and aligning their body movements to its steady rhythmic pattern took little effort.  It was as natural as breathing.  For others, the rhythmically challenged shall we say, they had to consciously focus all of their energies just to stay in step.  For these kids, staying in step was a discipline that took daily effort and practice.


I believe staying in step with Christ offers many of the same challenges.  1 John 2:6 reads, “Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.”  Walking with Jesus means staying in step…living as Jesus lived.  For some, this is easy.  Prayer comes as naturally as breathing and Bible study, well, it is simply a joy.  And then there are the rest of us (and yes, I do consider myself in this latter category). We are the rhythmically challenged, the out of step disciples that do more tripping than walking.  For us, staying in step is a conscious decision that takes daily discipline.  Although our hearts are eager, our follow through lacks the ease and grace that comes so easily to others.  We need to work at it.      


That, my friends, is the essence of Staying in Step Ministries.  It is equipping women in their daily walk, coaching, encouraging, whatever it takes to help you stay in step and live a life in sync with Christ.  And what a journey it is.  As you learn to daily walk with Jesus,you begin to grasp the true meaning of peace and joy.  Your load becomes lighter because now your burden is shared with Him. 


It is my prayer that Staying in Step Ministries will lighten your step, lift your spirit, and deepen your walk with Christ.  Remember, “Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.”  And in order to walk with Jesus, you need to stay in step with Him.


All About Judy


Judy Crawford holds a Master’s degree in Music Education and taught as a band director for many years.  Her most cherished degree, however, is her MAMA which stands for Momma, a degree she has obtained from the School of Hard Knocks.  It is from this experience of raising four children that she has gathered a wealth of humorous and heartwarming anecdotal stories that she loves to share. 


Judy is deeply committed to Women’s ministries.  She is the co-founder and continued coordinator of the Mom’s Group called M.I.L.K. (Mothers, Infants, Little Kids).  She also enjoys traveling and speaking at women’s events.  Her off-beat lighthearted humor and transparent honesty has made her a popular speaker at MOPS meetings, retreats, and other various women’s events.


Judy also writes.  Her kitchen was once featured in Country Woman Magazine and recently her first book, Time-Out for Tired Moms:  finally Mom, go to your room! was released by Ambassador International.  She is also a member of the Heart of American Christian Writers’ Network and has published several articles in devotional magazines and even a research journal. 


All of Judy’s messages are Biblically grounded.  It is her purpose to not only entertain, but also to educate and challenge women to deeper walk with Christ.


Judy Crawford and her husband Gary live in rural Mid-Missouri with their four children, Michaela, Adam, Will, and Joseph.   


Statement of Faith

The entire Bible is the inspired inherent word of God. 

Jesus, the son of God, was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life. He died on the cross as the atonement for our sins, resurrected from the dead, and later ascended into Heaven. 

Jesus Christ will come again to earth to establish His Kingdom.  We are to live in expectancy of our Savior’s return. 

God exists as three in one, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.

Salvation is God’s gift of grace which one receives by faith in Jesus Christ.

The Holy Spirit is given to believers to indwell and empower them to live the Christian life on earth.


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