THE BLOG

Welcome...

Welcome to where I share the thoughts from inside my journal.

I'm pretty transparent about my stuff. I share the raw and real with gut-wrenching honesty and don't sugarcoat the struggles along the way.

I find my hope in Jesus and the pages of the Word of God. So when I write or teach, I share the revelation and wisdom I've learned in the hopes you can be encouraged and inspired.

You'll laugh, cry, and relate to many things along the way.

And when you do, I invite you to let me know.

~ Cherlyn

 
4 Ways to Change Your Thoughts struggle to strength Aug 15, 2021

I was all out of sorts. I wasn't sleeping well, my lower back was cranky, my neck was sore, and I felt like a turtle with my head stuck in tensed-up shoulders. Uncomfortable is an...

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3 Ways Faith in God Can Change Your Life struggle to strength Aug 01, 2021

When all hope seems lost, it is easy to begin drowning in overwhelm. We wonder, now what! Life seemed to be going smoothly and then suddenly, it wasn’t. That can be one of the most difficult...

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What if God said, YES? prayer that works Jul 09, 2021

Summer is in full swing, and that means I'm carting kids off to opposite sides of town for their activities. One such trip was an early morning drop-off for my youngest, and this particular morning...

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Keys to Overcoming Discouragement struggle to strength Jun 04, 2021

I took a sabbatical.  What I didn't know as I entered this rest was that the discouragement I had been going through would continue to crash on me.

Discouragement makes you lose hope, and you...

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Learning How to Partner with God's Spring Cleaning struggle to strength Apr 16, 2021

Yesterday, we pulled the first Spring weeds: dandelions, purslane, and thistle. We raked out dead leaves and cut back the grasses, sage, and junipers. Dead and brittle branches were cut off trees.

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The Signs Of A Change In Season struggle to strength Apr 01, 2021

A robin landed on my fence this morning, it is a beautiful sign of Spring, one I needed. This winter has been fierce with cold temperatures and record-breaking snowfalls.

I'm over it.

Ever been in...

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We can GO with what God has said. growing in god Mar 19, 2021
I don’t know about you, but I’ve messed up more things being out of step with God and outside His timing. What helps me is the verse, where Moses requests, “Lord, if your...
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God, I want your presence. growing in god Mar 05, 2021
This passage defines me...
 
“If your Presence does not go with me, do not send me. How will anyone know that you are pleased with me ... unless you go with me? What else will...
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Would I grumble and complain? Would I start my day like that? struggle to strength Feb 21, 2021
I'll never forget the morning I heard John Bevere give this analogy. I was listening to a podcast and putting my makeup on. As soon as he uttered these words, it was an 'OH SNAP' moment. (Can we...
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What comes out of your mouth is a reflection of what is in your heart. struggle to strength Feb 16, 2021
We couldn't help but hear the huffing and the puffing behind us as my daughters and I stood in line at Kohl's to make an Amazon return.
 
This older gentleman was at the kiosk and he couldn't...
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God, what are you doing? struggle to strength Jan 29, 2021
Consider this quote. After all you've been through this past year and ask, "God what are you doing?" Not just in the political landscape, not just in the pandemic, those are important. But what...
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Are you lost? growing in god Jul 17, 2020
In desperation, I picked up my phone and dialed.
 
It rang 3 times until finally, my friend Maggie’s voice said, “Hello?"
 
"I don't know where I'm going," I confessed through...
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