Generation Cedar

Practical Ideas for Women Mentoring Women (In Titus 2 Fashion)

The last post, The Difficulty of Mothering Alone and a Call for Older Women, brought much interest and the question of “how can older women best come alongside younger women” and encourage them, building up the next generation? This is by no means an exhaustive list of suggestions, so I hope you will, using your particular […]

Where are the Great Saints? Tozer Part 1

“Great saints have always been dogmatic. We need right now a return to a gentle dogmatism that smiles while it stands stubborn and firm on the Word of God that liveth and abideth forever.” “This frightening hour calls aloud for men with the gift of prophetic insight. Instead we have men who conduct surveys, polls and panel discussions. We […]

Why Men Stay Away From the Feminized Church

Loved this article the cottage child sent me–I’ve had several conversations recently about this topic and keep running into pieces all sharing a common thought about it: “…many people think of church only as a nurturing place that addresses personal needs, Pearcey said. Think: sitting in circles, sharing feelings, holding hands, singing softly, comforting members. […]

May We Worship

“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.”  C.S. Lewis “God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.” […]

The Beauty of Liturgy

“Let me know you, for you are the God who knows me…This is my hope…” Husband leads and we follow, in unison from our printed liturgies the night before the Sabbath, around the table. Little ones look us in the face curiously.  “What is this rhythmic ritual?” Our voices rise in song… “For the joy […]

Children With Disabilities-Part 2: The Christian’s Response

Can we fully believe that children with special needs are used by God, perhaps in the profoundest of ways, to show us our deep needs and to present us with opportunities to serve “the least of these” and therefore Christ Himself?  In a culture assuring us of our right to demand comfort and ease, we […]

Unhealthy Family, Unhealthy Church

I love how being a mother so perfectly (and so painfully) allows me to see God’s purpose for the body of Christ.  Belonging to a family and being fully engaged in that family provides a clear picture of how the body of Christ is supposed to function.  And to the extent we are shaped to […]

A Church Full of Grown Babies?

We don’t live like we believe what’s in the Bible.  And we live like what’s in the Bible doesn’t matter much to the Kingdom. There are a few topics that I jump on a soap box about. I’ve been accused of “majoring on the minor” about those topics. Two of them are the way we […]

A New Kind of Church

“Do you see that the church is completely dependent on what is taught in the homes of its people? Likewise the civil society is also dependent on it. What has happened over the last 50 years is that self-discipline is no longer being taught in the home, either because parents are not present or because […]

Training Children To Sit in Church

I’ve probably posted on this topic before, but I received another email asking for tips on teaching children to sit in church, and I assume that email represents many others who haven’t asked. As I’ve said, we go to a family-integrated church where it is the norm for families to sit together, so it helps […]