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

 
Have you ever felt unheard by God? prayer that works Jul 03, 2020

You ate it!?!

Feet stomped up the stairs, a door slammed, and muffled cries came from my daughter's bedroom. Meanwhile, in the kitchen, my husband was making dinner and wiping...

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Good in grief? How is that even possible? How can that happen for me?  struggle to strength Jun 22, 2020

We’ve all lost something or someone dear to us and when we experience loss we grieve. Time will heal our hurting hearts and while some may get stuck, many of us will get through it.

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Failure, what do we do when we are faced with it? struggle to strength Jun 12, 2020
I am no stranger to failure
 
I’ve failed licensing exams multiple times. Been passed over for promotions.
Ended engagements and
Felt the betrayal of friendship.
 
And then...
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Speak to injustice and declare what the Word says. struggle to strength May 28, 2020
I have a heavy heart. So many of us do. We have seen injustice with our own eyes. We have seen one man take the life of another. We are angry. We are pissed because this should not be...
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Is it selfish to make time for yourself? struggle to strength May 21, 2020
More than likely you’ve heard that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.
 
We nod and we laugh
 
And yet we’ve all got...
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The answer to anxiety struggle to strength May 04, 2020
My daughter walked into my home office with her latest creation, a homemade caramel iced latte from our kitchen coffee pot, the basic one not the one with all those fancy pods. Beaming with pride...
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Into the Unknown struggle to strength Apr 15, 2020

Does this crisis feel like we’re in the middle of the unknown? 

From the corner of my eye, I caught my daughter dancing in the kitchen as she puts away dishes. She’s leaping and...

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Are you a comeback story? struggle to strength Feb 27, 2020
More movies than I can count are comeback stories.   We love to see the victorious underdog or the champion fallen from the heights of accomplishment winning again.   We cheer;...
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From Robbed to Restored struggle to strength Jan 23, 2020

Robbed. We'd been robbed. Or at least that's what it felt like to me. Our Virginia house had been on the market for longer than it should have been and we'd had no offers. Then, finally one came...

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You Are Equipped, Here's How. struggle to strength Sep 05, 2019

When I lost my job, it was devastating on us. 60% of my family’s income just disappeared. POOF! It was the biggest trial my life, my marriage and my family had ever faced. Maybe for you...

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Watch Your Mouth! struggle to strength Aug 30, 2019

I can get all mouthy to my circumstances. How about you?  

I distinctly recall my mother spinning around the kitchen on the tips of her toes, her huge eyes locking on mine and firmly...

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You've Got This, You Are Enough. struggle to strength Aug 21, 2019

Thursday. Thursday is a big day. Thursday answers THE question. The question that sounds like fingers down a chalkboard, “what’s for dinner?” The question that heaps guilt, and...

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