Generation Cedar

Helping Our Children Walk in Wisdom…Self Control

“Ponder all the life-implications of a well-controlled adult and see if he will not look back on his devoted mother with all the gratitude his life can muster and attribute to her the bulk of his earthly successes!” Mothering became a full time job I knew I had to devote my life to when I […]

Parenting Against the Grain: How Do I Teach Them to Serve?

The older I get, the more I realize how “against the grain” living the Christian life is.  Against the culture’s grain, and even against the grain of my flesh. We have to constantly weigh our own thoughts, feelings and tendencies against the wisdom of Scripture.  In truth, we must ultimately fall more in love with our […]

Rockin’ and Rulin’: Mothers Who’ve Shaped the World

Since I read the first chapter of the biography of D.L. Moody to my children, I’ve been mulling over what I read about Moody’s mother.  I was impressed by Moody’s influence when I read his biography as a child; but now, his mother amuses me more because I attribute so much of his success to […]

The Secret to Mothering With More Patience

My biggest discouragement as a mother is my own lack of self-control and the constant reminder of my own sinfulness. What do I desire? To parent with all gentleness and grace, facing each challenge with a gospel-lesson. Reality? Not always that. But if we ask, then listen, the Lord speaks. And He says to me, as He […]

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 […]

Words and Choosing to Love

Issues of the parent-heart about which the Lord is dealing heavily with me… Living in a house, all day, with lots of children creates almost constant training opportunities.  And none are so available as those that involve the use of words.  And yet, it isn’t words really.  “Out of the abundance of the heart the […]

Deliberate Moments of Motherhood

Mothers wear more hats than Minnie Pearl.  A friend recently called and described the feeling of “wearing 10 hats while riding a unicycle”.  Yep, we’re all nodding heads. Which is why making deliberate moments of motherhood is so important.  Deliberate mothering involves, to me, those seemingly smaller things, that are actually the bigger things, that […]

Mothering With a Solomon Sincerity

How is it that a Word so old can continue to spring fresh every time it is read?  You know the story…God asked Solomon what he wanted and Solomon said “wisdom” so God gave it to him, and then some,  since he didn’t ask selfishly. But there is so much more there!  And it met […]

True Woman

We are having a great time at the True Woman conference.  I’ve already met some of you and it has been so neat to see real faces and hug real bodies! I’m sitting now in bed, eating dark chocolate and my blogging friend Kathy is in the other bed with her laptop (I just emailed […]