Generation Cedar

Introducing the Generation Cedar Podcast!

Cedar Podcast

It’s been a long time coming, but I finally joined the 21st century and started a Cedar podcast! Many of you have requested this over the years, since listening to podcasts is easier for some. I’ll be using a lot of the content written here (there’s a LOT of evergreen content) and converting the posts […]

I’m Not Raising a Family (The Problem With Short-Sighted Living)

Listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify or Youtube People are tired, frustrated, bored or discouraged. You can see it, hear it, feel it. What’s more, you might be one of those people. We all are at some point. And I think I know why: Because we measure our contentment by today’s work. We live short-sighted lives–living for […]

Weddings, Getting Older, Navigating a Large Family & God’s Goodness

I keep saying I want to get back to  regular posting here (and I am!) but boy life has been busy in our corner of the world! We married not one, but two kids off this year, within a matter of about 75 days! Our daughter, Avalee, met her husband, Joel, at a music camp […]

How to Handle Sibling Disputes

It’s no secret…if you have children at home, especially if they’re together all day, you deal with a certain amount of wrong attitudes and strife.  (If you don’t, email me please.) For me, this is probably THE hardest part of our daily struggles.  It seems I never know quite how to handle it.  Sometimes I […]

Children According to Jesus: If You Want to See the Kingdom

We view children backwards.  Jesus’ disciples did too… “Jesus, tell them to take their children away–they’re interfering.” (paraphrased, of course). Jesus said, “Do not forbid the children to come unto me for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.” And in other places He said, “Unless you humble yourselves and become as one of these […]

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 […]

Why Did You Have So Many Children?

Faith is an oddly phenomenal thing. I remember reading the biography of George Mueller as a child, and wishing deeply, I could have that kind of faith. Faith believes what we cannot see. That’s it. So early in our marriage, we wanted to trust God and we wanted to be consistent in our belief in […]

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 […]

Mom, Do You Have a Heart for Missions? Here’s Your Test

I knew a missionary named Cassie. Cassie had prepared for the mission field her whole life. She was passionate about the gospel and had surrendered her life to the Great Commission– the ministry of discipleship. It wasn’t easy for her. The demands of the mission field were hard on her body (she was kind of a […]

God’s Heart Toward Children Part 2

Read Part 1 HERE. Another way our view of children affects the world is that if our thinking about children is not synonymous with His thinking about children, our entire paradigm of parenting is wrong. Did you hear that? We come into parenting with a completely wrong basis for the way we raise our children […]