Generation Cedar

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 […]

As the Family Goes, So Goes Civilization

Teach it to your children… Family and marriage are institutions designed by God–they are not man-made.  Perhaps then, we shouldn’t be surprised that the family is becoming an enemy. Who would have ever believed there would come a time when society would be hostile to what has always been considered the basic unit of its […]

The Church That Turns Visitors Away

Ask most people how they measure the success of their church and “growth” is almost always the first answer.  We generally acknowledge that a church “bursting at the seams” is doing well, while a church whose members are dwindling is looked upon as a sad, unfortunate plight. And while there is a whole different discussion […]

Breast Cancer Awareness: More Helpful Than Bra Color

To raise breast-cancer awareness and encourage women to get early mammograms, yesterday Facebook users posted a number of “cutesie” reminders, including the color of their bra. So I scratch my head and wonder, again, why we don’t propagate something a little more useful and, um, sensible, something that may actually have a real effect on lessening cases […]

Keeping the Home Fires Burning: Mere Survival Was Good For Society

So we got a wood-burning stove.  Our power bill has always been through the roof so a while back I suggested we get a stove, though my first suggestion had more to do with the economy collapsing and leaving us with no power…but mostly I’m optimistic. I’ve had an epiphany through our short life with […]

A Wanted Child

“You were such a wanted child.” Gathered around by a few, soft lights with some of our closest friends, we wished little Cooper a happy 8th birthday by speaking a short blessing over his upcoming year. It was a sweet time, and I left with his mother’s words echoing in my heart…. “You were such […]

One Crazy Lady With Her Large Family

They say that I am crazy for letting you be born, But one look at your angel face makes crazy all the scorn. They say we can’t afford you–that you’ll need a lot of stuff, But your pudgy cheeks remind us that our God is big enough. They say it’s strange–eight kids so far–and ask […]

Rich Americans Say the Dumbest Things

Lately I’ve been catching myself listening to conversations–many of my own–with different ears, and I am aghast at what I hear.  We are supposed to be in an “economic recession”, and I understand for many the very real difficulties that brings, and yet I keep comparing our lives to those in other countries where owning […]

Susanna Wesley: A Mother to Admire

(Susanna Wesley, mother of 19 children, nine dying in infancy.) During a year of absence, her husband having left temporarily over a minor dispute, Susanna wrote to him: “I am a woman, but I am also the mistress of a large family. And though the superior charge of the souls contained in it lies upon […]

Woman Leaves Legacy of 1400 Descendants

A woman who understands her real power… In the midst of diapers and dishes, sometimes it helps to gaze into the future and remember that these little people are men and women you’re raising–a heritage from the Lord. “The commandment to “be fruitful and multiply” the Krishevsky family follows quite closely. Rachel Krishevsky got married […]