Generation Cedar

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 […]

Update: Six Months After the Storm

In one sense it seems like such a short time ago since April’s fury turned our lives upside down. But it has been 1/2 a year ago today. It’s so difficult to describe the roller coaster of emotions we’ve experienced. Deepest grief from the loss of our dear friend and neighbor, Tom, and for the […]

Beauty for Ashes on April 27…Part 2

(Continued from Part 1) Only a few hours after I returned from the hospital, thankful my Dad survived his near-death heart attack, some friends of ours just a few miles away came over to sit out the impending storm. Our local meteorologists had gone the extra mile to ensure we knew just how destructive this storm was. […]

4/30/2011 Tornado Update

This is Kathy again updating for Kelly.   Thank you all so much for your love, prayers and gifts. Aaron and Kelly are doing OK. Her dad came home from the hospital today to his home that is no longer there. The outpouring of the Body of Christ and the community is simply overwhelming! God […]

Suffering–Not My Will

“Let them that suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well-doing.” 1 Peter 4:19 To choose to suffer means that there is something wrong; to choose God’s Will even if it means suffering is a very different thing. No healthy saint ever chooses suffering; he chooses God’s will, […]

How Birth Contol and Catheters are Related…and Advice to a New Mother

From time to time I choose to publicly answer a reader who has emailed me with a question or thought.  The following question is, I’m sure, a universal one among couples who have approached the issue of birth control and children differently from the norm: “I am a Christian, homeschooling mom…My husband and I have a daughter […]

How Gratitude Lets Me See My Life Differently

    Gratitude is meeting a mountain of dishes with a silent prayer of thanksgiving for the abundance of food on our table… it’s replacing the urge to be exasperated over the smeared windows (again) with a reminder that those little hand prints are growing quickly… it’s picking up my husband’s dirty socks (he knows […]

Small Words, Heavy Truth

“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.” G. K. Chesterton “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Ronald Reagan “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” Abraham Lincoln

Is It Wrong To Be Right?

Some of the comments from a recent post reminded me of a gripe I’ve had for awhile, though it’s a bit difficult to articulate.  Running rampant in this culture is a false, guilt-associated belief that it is wrong to claim to be right about anything.  I guess the core is humanism–believing that man decides what […]