Cedar Blog


Messages of inspiration and encouragement
from Cedar Hills leadership.

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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