This morning as my two youngest children waited for the bus to come they discovered a few brightly colored leaves on the ground. I was excited because since we moved to Maryland I have yet to see a beautiful colored fall. All I have seen is brownish leaves, so to see a few bright orange … Continue reading falling leaves
I turn Forty-one tomorrow. I can remember Turning Forty and feeling like some how I was going to learn something new about myself, but I couldn't quite put my arms around it. This year has been a learning one for me. I believe the biggest lesson amongst the little lessons was this...It is time to … Continue reading It’s Time to Grow up
I beg and plead with you to please teach your children about forgiveness. Teach them to confess there sins and ask for forgiveness. Children have built in grace and the ability to forgive. It is a beautiful thing, but they need to understand it and I am not sure we always teach it. When my … Continue reading Forgiveness Must be Taught
This has been the year of learning for me. At every turn it's something, like I am in a room with a bunch of light bulbs and every so often a new one turns on. It reminds me of parenting, the seasons, where our children aren't ready developmentally to understand what we are teaching them, … Continue reading Refining “Matalie”
This world is full of answers. If we need to know something we just Google it. At our fingertips we have more knowledge than ever before. We have learned to rely on our phones and our computers to tell us everything. There are DIY videos on just about anything you can think of. My question … Continue reading is faith dead?
There I was just another pair of Converse wanna-be's sitting on a shelf. I watched many people walk by me. I watched kids play on the floor, I listened in on private conversations, watched teenagers do in appropriate things in the shoe isle, all while I waited to get chosen. Then one day in came … Continue reading If Cheryl’s Shoe’s Could Talk
It all comes down to perspective, even in Jesus’ time, it was about perspective. I have had many challenges to my faith this year, and each time I thought I found my footing, another challenge would come up. The first challenge begged me to be humble and gracious. It led me to question my motives … Continue reading Fixing my Eyes on Christ
It is no wonder why Adam and Eve covered themselves in leaves after they ate from the forbidden tree (Genisis 3:7). I keep wanting to surround myself with security too. I want to hide my insecurities with whatever will ease my weaknesses. It feels better to cover up our nakedness before God, our feelings of … Continue reading Naked Again
I am giving God my lemons.
I have had the urge lately to purge things out of my house. I want and plan to go through each room extensively and get rid of excess junk that we just don't use. But I can see a parallel in my inner self wanting to do the same thing. I am beginning to believe … Continue reading The Great Purge