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

 
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 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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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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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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