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

 
Do you need rest? growing in god Jun 09, 2022

A theme emerged in multiple conversations I've had this month, the need for rest.

For some, it is the daily to-do list that seems to keep growing, the end-of-school activities that have us worn...

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Prayer can be frustrating prayer that works Apr 21, 2022

My mom sang this little song when I was a child; it made me giggle. And it still does.

"How dry I am, how wet I'll be if I don't find the bathroom key. "

I have no idea where she learned it, but it...

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What Is Kingdom Confidence? growing in god Apr 01, 2022

Kingdom confidence is very different from self-confidence.

Self-confidence is what the world says we have.

Confidence (noun)

  • a trust or a reliance that is applied to our own abilities, our own...
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God Has A Gift For You growing in god Mar 10, 2022

I had barely flipped the calendar over when my mom, sister, kids, and husband began to ask me, "Do you know what you want for your birthday?"

Sadly, no. The running list of ideas I have are gifts...

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God Wants To Speak To You growing in god Feb 01, 2022
A deep ache was growing, and I heard a desperate plea in a dream. I saw a woman cry out, "God, speak to my heart."
 
At first, I didn't know what to do with this dream, so I sat with it.
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What Do You Want God To Do For You? prayer that works Jan 05, 2022
I recently took a group of women through a powerful experience on goal setting.  Wait, before you close this blog thinking, no thanks, this isn't for me, or I've already set my goals,...
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How To Hold On To Hope struggle to strength Dec 10, 2021

Ever since the time changed last month, I've had difficulty adjusting. Something about the shorter days and longer nights has this sunshine-loving girl feeling off. Of course, it doesn't help that...

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How To Overcome Deferred Hope, For Good. struggle to strength Nov 17, 2021

Ever had something you’ve been waiting for God to do, and you wait and wait, and wait. It could be provision, open doors, healing in your body, a loved one to come back to Jesus. It could be...

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Hope and Faith: When the ROAR Back is Stronger than Your Fear struggle to strength Oct 15, 2021

In our eyes, it’s never a good time to go through hardships in life. Oftentimes, we have our sights set on this plan we created for ourselves and we work so hard for that goal. Then God calls...

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Faith Over Fear: How to ROAR Back When Life Goes Unexpectedly struggle to strength Oct 01, 2021

I want to share a story with you about a troubling time in my life. When all was going well in my corporate job, it felt like my mission in life was fulfilled. I quickly learned that when Jesus...

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4 Ways to Grow In Discernment growing in god Sep 15, 2021

She poured milk over her Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, grabbed a spoon and sat at the table for breakfast. Her nose crinkled and her eyes narrowed. "Mom, there is something wrong with this milk."

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4 Ways to Unlock God’s True Calling in Your Life growing in god Sep 01, 2021

If you’ve ever wondered, “Now what?!” following a life-changing event, you are not alone. The life we lead, as meaningful as we think it is, oftentimes centers around our own...

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