Generation Cedar

Homemaking: Building a Home Builds the Kingdom

Building a home, building people, building the Kingdom–this is the profound task we’ve been called to–commanded and privileged to do! Rebekah Merckle is fantastic at revealing the enormous scope of what it means to be a woman who glorifies the Lord in her calling, making everything better, and using all the gifts and opportunities he’s […]

The Secret of Christmas That Makes Sense of Our Suffering

During this Advent season, we eagerly anticipate the celebration of our Savior’s birth. But for some, they don’t feel like celebrating for various reasons. And probably, any adult reading this is enduring some kind of trial or hardship. But if we look closer at the history and the story surrounding Christ’s birth, there is so […]

Serving Family: The Obvious, Missed Opportunity

In the third (and possibly last) of the series on serving, I can’t fail to talk about the most obvious–our home and family. And because it’s the most obvious, it’s the most overlooked. If Jesus said that serving was the most important human act and will receive a great reward, how can service to our […]

How to Serve a Struggling Mom

In our quest to do the most important thing–SERVE–we can’t overlook the overwhelmed mom. Most often she is a young mom with small children, but older moms have their own, different share of overload and stress, and desperately need encouragement too. Verbal Encouragement One of the greatest gifts you can give a struggling mom is […]

5 Practical Ways to Serve the Grieving (A Serving Series)

My post, “How to Be Important” reminds us that the greatest thing we can do, as Christians, is serve. Jesus taught it, and then led by example. Serving is not a glorified activity in our culture and we really need to cultivate it as a top priority in our homes. We must lead by example, […]

How to be Important

It’s not a new thing to want recognition, to feel important. Two of Jesus’s disciples asked him to make them great. Just straight out asked. And His reply can not be underestimated. “…whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.” Serving. […]

What is “Morning Time” and Why is it So Powerful?

I’ve always implemented “morning time” in our homeschool, and guarded it passionately. But the book, Morning Time, A Liturgy of Love, has been a tremendous blessing to our family, confirming why it’s so important, explaining what it is, and loaded with ideas AND actual resources right in the book for your morning time! She has […]

Will Our Children Grow up to Defend the Faith?

Often, once kids leave home, they are bombarded by different ideas and beliefs, and have their faith challenged by questions to which they don’t have the answer. It has been discouraging to watch a number of friends deal with the grief of seeing their children walk away from the faith, or adopt beliefs we believe […]