Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

Today is the Day

IMG_4613Today is the day we take our oldest son to school and set up his dorm.       Continue reading “Today is the Day”

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Prayer

What Happens When We Pray For Others

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Have you ever had one of those moments, those unexpected moments, where you were given a blessing you didn’t know you needed?

I had one of those moments a few days ago. Continue reading “What Happens When We Pray For Others”

Jesus in Everyday Life, Matthew, My 15 Minutes

My 15 Minutes: Matthew 3:1-12: Religion vs Relationship

Fire and BibleAre there any passages of Scripture you come across that slay you?

Shread your heart and leave you bare? That so grieve you they propel you to action. Not out of guilt, but out of love. Passion. Urgency.

For me, it’s Matthew 7:21.

Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. (NLT)

Can you see why this breaks me every time?

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Give Away

Giveaway: Battle Ready by Kelly Balarie

IT’S TIME FOR A GIVEAWAY!

I had the privilege to be on the launch team for this book and it rocked me, called me out, and drew me closer to my Savior. I faced insecurities, fears, and obstacles. But more than anything, Kelly guided me through the intense self-doubt I was wrestling with by sharing her own journey.  Continue reading “Giveaway: Battle Ready by Kelly Balarie”

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My 15 Minutes: Matthew 7:24-27: Sunshine and Thunderheads

rainWe had some of the strangest weather yesterday.

It started out with a constant misty-drizzle, everything was drippy and dreary. Then a few hours later, the sun came out displaying one of my favorite things: sunshine glittering off raindrops still clinging to the grass and trees. Everything looked bright and exciting, fresh and clean, holding the promise of a beautiful day.

Then the thunderheads started to bully their way across the sky.

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My Publishing Journey, My Story

Northwestern Christian Writers Conference 2018: Confession. Repentance. Restoration. Blessing.

Disclaimer: This is a longer post and I didn’t edit it or anything. This is my raw accounting as I wrote it during the conference. I didn’t what to clean it up…I wanted it to be authentic. I wanted you to see how powerfully your prayers were answered.


NCWC 2018Have you ever had one of those events that at the end of it you feel wrung out and exhausted? Exhilarated and Excited? Refined and refreshed? And when the adrenaline wears off you slip into a vegetative state for a few days? That’s about the best I can do to explain the aftermath of the Northwestern Christian Writer’s Conference 2018.

What a ride! Continue reading “Northwestern Christian Writers Conference 2018: Confession. Repentance. Restoration. Blessing.”

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Publishing Journey, My Story

IT’S TIME!! Would you commit to praying for and with me this week?

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Hello, hello, hello!!

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th!

I had the privilege of being on vacation with family for the week. And I confess: I didn’t write anything new! However, I was busily editing my book proposal for this weekend’s Christian writer’s conference.

I feel like I’m back in school, and I have a term paper due!

However, I’m not ready to turn it in yet and my time is evaporating faster than raindrops on hot pavement. Don’t worry, I’ll have it done. And then, I’ll be back at it as soon as this weekend is over.

I have a stack of outlines for blog posts, pictures, and–squirrel…sorry. I was getting excited. Focus, Cheyenne.

This weekend.

The Writer’s Conference.

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Jesus in Everyday Life, Matthew, My 15 Minutes

My 15 Minutes: Matthew 2:1-12: Out of Town Guests

Do you ever read Scripture and have more questions than answers?

Bible QuestionsSometimes, ideally, the answers you seek are found in other parts of Scripture. Other times, if you’re lucky, a Biblical scholar may have spent months going through dusty old tomes of historical and cultural documents and written about what he’s/she’s learned.

Then there are the times like those found in Matthew 2:1-12. After the birth of Jesus, visitors from the East came to see Him. To meet Him. To worship Him. Continue reading “My 15 Minutes: Matthew 2:1-12: Out of Town Guests”

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

The Devil’s Roller Coaster??

Warning: I purposely didn’t edit this post. I wanted it to be my raw thoughts and feelings as I wrestled with God this morning. I have a feeling if I polished it and made it read perfectly it would lose some of its authenticity. This is me at my most real.


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This morning while eating breakfast, I was scrolling through Instagram and saw a picture titled, “The Devil’s Rollercoaster.”

A terrifying contraption to be sure. Lots of peaks and valleys with little room on a peak to catch your breath before you plummet, head-first into the next depth. The valleys weren’t all that big either. But where the terror lies is in the laborious climb up and then the plunge straight down. And to keep things interesting there are plenty of jolting twists and turns to disorient you and make you forget which way you are going. Continue reading “The Devil’s Roller Coaster??”

Jesus in Everyday Life, Matthew, My 15 Minutes, My Story

My 15 Minutes: Matthew 1:18-19: Epitaphs, Legacy, and Joseph

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Have you ever wondered what your epitaph would be?

I’m not being morbid. I’m honestly curious.

Up until a few months ago, I didn’t give it much thought either.

What changed?

One of my heroes crossed the finish line into Heaven.

Okay, so that you know, I have not become preoccupied with death.

I’ve become preoccupied with LIFE! With LIVING LIFE WELL!

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