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Trusting God, Wrestling, Your Purpose

Success Is Not Final, Failure Is Not Fatal

If you follow me on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) you know that my son Tyler is at J. Robinson 10-Day Intensive Wrestling Camp in Iowa. Through this week I am sending him words of encouragement, verses and devotionals, and inspirational quotes to help him dig deep—past the pain. Past the exhaustion. Past the bumps,… Continue reading Success Is Not Final, Failure Is Not Fatal

Jesus in Everyday Life, This Week's Memory Verse

My Verse(s) this week: Psalms 30:5; Psalm 51:12

All through my season of depression and my current season of refinement and deep purpose I keep telling myself, “Choose joy, Cheyenne. Choose joy!” I tell myself over and over that Joy is a choice NOT a feeling Joy is a quality of the fruit of the Spirit not an emotion. Psalms 30:5 keeps rolling… Continue reading My Verse(s) this week: Psalms 30:5; Psalm 51:12

Jesus in Everyday Life

Mooooooommmm!!!! We were robbed!

Mooooooommmm!!!! We were robbed! Andrew’s words were hurled at me as he ran up the from hill from the lake, and they stopped me dead in my tracks. “What did you say?” Shocked by what he said and unable to ignore the tears running down his cheeks, I wanted to make sure I actually heard… Continue reading Mooooooommmm!!!! We were robbed!

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Surrender to Jesus, Switchbacks

Switchbacks Lesson #2: Danger! Don’t Cut Switchbacks

Hey guys! Before I get into today's post, I want to say thank you for your overwhelming response to "A Season With Deep Purpose." That post came from the deep recesses of my heart, and how you responded and how God used it—WOW! Thank you for sharing it so liberally! It's reached people well beyond… Continue reading Switchbacks Lesson #2: Danger! Don’t Cut Switchbacks

Jesus in Everyday Life, Refinement, Repent, Surrender to Jesus, Trusting God, Waiting Well, When it hurts

“A Season With Deep Purpose”

Don’t you love how God works sometimes? A few weeks ago I removed my mask. I let you (and myself) see what lies underneath. Not so pretty. (Read Unmasked here) Since then, God’s been leading me to various social media messages, devotionals, and blog posts about waiting well and being in the wilderness. Not one… Continue reading “A Season With Deep Purpose”

This Week's Memory Verse

This Week’s Verse: Psalm103:15-16–Our Time Here MATTERS!

Our time on this planet is fleeting, but it MATTERS! Spring is here! Fruit trees are in full blossom. Flowers are bursting from the ground with their vivid colors. The lilacs are starting to open their heavily scented inflorescences. I. LOVE. IT! This is by far my favorite season. Regrowth. Rebirth. Rejuvenation. Bright, bold colors… Continue reading This Week’s Verse: Psalm103:15-16–Our Time Here MATTERS!

Follow Friday, Guest Post, Healing

Follow Friday: Misty Phillip, The Struggle is Real But So Is God

Another friend I want to reintroduce you to for Follow Friday is my precious sister, Misty Phillip. There are no words to express how thankful I am for this woman her love, or her prayers. Misty was one of several friends who were determined to pray me through my depression this winter as well as… Continue reading Follow Friday: Misty Phillip, The Struggle is Real But So Is God

Gen Z, Jesus in Everyday Life, Loving Others, Mentor, Mothers, Mothers and Others, My Story, Surrender to Jesus

Happy Mother’s and Other’s Day!–Passing the Torch of our Spiritual Heritage

~ A Little Background ~ On the night of July 19, 64 AD, a year or two before Paul penned this letter from the cold, overcrowded, unsanitary dungeon of a Roman prison, Nero torched Rome. (Presumably to circumvent the Senate's restrictions to clear space for an extensive new palace.) For six day the fire raged,… Continue reading Happy Mother’s and Other’s Day!–Passing the Torch of our Spiritual Heritage

Gen Z, Loving Others, Mentor, Mothers and Others

Happy Mother’s and Other’s Day: We NEED Others

I am an only child. I have no sisters to offer as aunts to my children. No brothers to provide as uncles. This fact bothered me greatly while I was growing up. Not having a brother was OK, but what I really wanted a sister. A little girl to grow up with and play with… Continue reading Happy Mother’s and Other’s Day: We NEED Others

Gen Z, Mentor, Mothers, Mothers and Others, My Story

Happy Mother’s and Other’s Day!–It Takes an Army

Being a mom is hard! It’s 24/7/365 with few if any breaks. It’s more give than take with only a small margin for error. But in the midst of all the sacrifices and sleepless nights—there are blessings, rewards, and benefits that make the whole thing worth it. That gives us the strength and energy to… Continue reading Happy Mother’s and Other’s Day!–It Takes an Army