Generation Cedar

The Power of Children in Worship at Church

Why Children Need to Be in Grown-Up Worship “They’re distracting.” “Moms need a break.” “They can’t understand.” Why Excluding Children from Worship is a Disservice Sounds reasonable, but I believe with all my heart, children need to be smack dab in the middle of grown up worship, and we do them a great disservice to […]

Being a Mom and Wife is Enough: A Word for the Burned Out Superwoman

woman wearing a cape looking into the distance

I assume many women feel the way this reader who wrote me feels, so I wanted to give a public answer to encourage other women in her shoes: “What do you do when you are so weary, you feel like you can’t get through the day? I feel like I try to juggle the expectations […]

When Christians Should Judge One Another

When Christians Should Judge One Another

Wanna get someone mad at you fast? Judge. Say that something is a sin. It doesn’t necessarily have to be something that person is doing. We have never lived in a time more hostile than calling something wrong. It’s the favourite line on social media: “Judge not.” Consider just one example: abortion. There are campaigns […]

Dear Christian: You Can’t Be For the Great Commission & Against Growing Families

When you’ve written at the same spot for 11 years, sometimes you think you’ve said all the things. But then again, unless people are digging into the archives, some things bear repeating. So hear goes part of my heart… I recently listened to a Voddie Baucham sermon that reminded me of the Christian’s double standard […]

The Church’s Opinion of Children is One of its Greatest Weaknesses

I have a big beef with a large majority of Christian thinking and every now and then, the hornet’s nest gets kicked again and so, here we are. First, let me tell you the story that prompted me to address this topic again. A young couple with whom we are friends attend a smallish, typical conservative […]

The Proper View of Family (Are We Too “Inward Focused?”)

I haven’t been able to stop thinking about something a (Christian) commenter said on a recent post, “Learning to Think Rightly About Birth Control“: “I really struggle with labeling the family as “the ripe mission” field and creating a “mini-church” in the family. Honestly this is probably the main reason I don’t homeschool beyond preschool–it’s a little to […]

What Makes Jesus Indignant? Let the Little Children Come.

“And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.  But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.  Verily I […]

The Link Between Birth Control & Abortion: Is the Church Really Pro-Life?

  Listen to this post on my podcast at Spotify. We must take responsibility for our part in the culture of death in which we now live, or be hypocrites, as we ponder the atrocity that is Planned Parenthood. We didn’t just wake up in a place where killing babies was an option better than […]

Extending the Gospel Beyond Our Homes: The Big Impact of Little Missions

“I just feel like I’m not doing enough”, a young mother said to me recently. I want to teach my children the importance of ministry. But I’m so busy doing life, I don’t know how to fit anything else in.“ The greatest missionary who ever lived ministered to one life at a time, in the […]

Multi-tasking Motherhood: At Home Shaping People

It’s no mistake that God gave women the amazing ability to multi-task. Moms are on the front lines bringing up their children. And if I were reminded every day how my understanding of the purpose of children drastically changes the way I raise them, it wouldn’t be enough. See, we live in layers, with all […]