Cedar Blog

Messages of inspiration and encouragement
from Cedar Hills leadership.

Rooted: A Resource for Small Group Leaders
by Pastor Kent Landhuis

For years my men’s small group did what I call “no homework” lessons. We read a passage or used a handout that I passed out at the beginning of each small group and that way nobody had to feel bad about being unprepared… READ MORE


What Were You Made For?
by Frankline Tshombe

Growing up we get asked questions like ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ or ‘What do you want to study in college?’ These questions have good intent and challenge us to think far ahead. When I think of what I was made for, I can’t help but think of Ephesians 2:10… READ MORE

Pledge of Neighborliness
by Pastor Kent Landhuis

While reading the latest news about one of our ministry partners (Matthew 25), I discovered they had an initiative to help people become more neighborly. Only 3 out of 10 people across America say they know their neighbors… READ MORE

Let Go and Let God
by Frankline Tshombe

Do you often find yourself holding onto something that happened in the past? Whether it is betrayal, pain, trauma, or even a mistake someone made, we have all experienced offense in one way or another. Often times those memories linger at the back of our minds, causing us to ruminate over them… READ MORE

How do we count success?
by Pastor Kent Landhuis

At some point, while suffering through the frigid weather last week – I think it might have been in the middle of Steve’s sermon on the abundance of creation – I wondered “How many snowflakes does it take to make a snowman?”… READ MORE

Don’t Choose Milk
by Pastor Leah Carolan

In the next few days many will begin thinking about New Year resolutions… I can’t say enough great things about how my life changed about six years ago when I started prioritizing (like crazy like) daily Bible reading and memorization… READ MORE

Joy and Peace to You
by Pastor Kent Landhuis

We’ve been reflecting on “the word made flesh” all month and my prayer is that the truths described in Colossians 1 have become more real to you… READ MORE

How Resilient Are You?
by Pastor Kent Landhuis

As one year rolls into another I like to do a review. How did I fair in the past year? How did our congregation fair? We are on a mission to make disciples who flourish. I recently learned that some people call flourishing disciples “resilient disciples.” Resilient disciples… READ MORE

Err on the Side of Righteousness
by Pastor Leah Carolan

We’ve been talking about the Word Made Flesh – one of the prophetic names we use to talk about Jesus in the season of Advent.  Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, Immanuel, God with Us. Word Made Flesh. Jesus. All of these names feel sacred and holy. They contain parts of God’s identity and how He has revealed Himself to us… READ MORE

The Word Became Flesh
by Pastor Kent Landhuis

I mostly take my body for granted even though most of my daily rhythms involve taking care of my body. Waking and sleeping, dressing and undressing, eating and drinking, working out and avoiding a workout – these things I do (or don’t do) mostly without much thought. As I’m prepping for the Christmas season, I’ve focused more on the significance of our bodies… READ MORE

Giving Season
by Pastor Kent Landhuis

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the time of year when every day I receive mail, emails, and texts from various organizations requesting donations. Charities, ministries, animal shelters, foundations, humanitarian causes, nonprofit institutions – they are all asking for gifts. This annual barrage of requests for my money used to annoy the heck out of me. But I’ve been rethinking this… READ MORE

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