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Author: Cheryl Donely

Find Hope in these Powerful Easter Stories

Find Hope in these Powerful Easter Stories

He felt the sand of a dusty road, the growl of a hungry stomach, and the soft fibers a warm blanket. He heard the phrase, “I love you son,” as his mom embraced his shoulders. He tasted the soft bread as he conversed with good […]

65+ Scripture Verses that Will Give You Hope

65+ Scripture Verses that Will Give You Hope

(Inside: Bible verses about hope. Hear God speak directly into your life through these hope-filled scripture verses.) She’d had been sick with dementia for 10 years before she’d passed away. My family sat in neat rows listening to the reading of scripture, the recalling of […]

Find Out the Ways You Best Connect with God

Find Out the Ways You Best Connect with God

(Inside: Do you want to find the best ways you connect with God in your current season of life? Are you ready to deepen your faith?)   People raising their hands in worship is weird. It’s all just too much enthusiasm for me. At least […]

Fun Ways to See the True Meaning of Christmas in the Hustle

Fun Ways to See the True Meaning of Christmas in the Hustle

(Inside: Help your family celebrate the true meaning of Christmas during the Holiday season. )   My son’s little legs dangled over the edge of the couch a foot shy of reaching the floor. His usually busy hands were folded neatly on his lap. His […]

How to Find Direction When God is Silent (Free eCourse!)

How to Find Direction When God is Silent (Free eCourse!)

 (Inside: How to make decisions and hear God’s voice when He seems silent. Steps to help you make confident decisions and find your next best step.)      All you hear is silence.  Except for maybe your heart pounding as you stand at a cross section of two paths. You’ve asked God […]

I was Ready for a Fight (A Mindset to Overcome Adversity)

I was Ready for a Fight (A Mindset to Overcome Adversity)

(Inside: How to deal with adversity. A mindset to help you overcome conflict like the champion you are.)     I was ready for a fight.   The T-birds versus The Scorpions. (Danny Zuko, anyone?)   It was my side against theirs and I was […]

How to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk into JOY

How to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk into JOY

(Inside: Make your negative self-talk work for you instead of against you. Using simple actions, learn how to turn your negative self-talk into joy. )     Often I have Normal-Brain with normal thoughts enjoying a normal day. But then there’s Thorn-in-my-Side-Brain. She shows up […]

When You Don’t Think You Have Enough Faith

When You Don’t Think You Have Enough Faith

(Inside: Let’s increase our faith.)   I don’t like to have faith. I mean, I do…but only in theory. Because having faith means I’m okay with the unknown. And that conflicts with my desire to be “in the know” at all times. Photo by Flavio […]

How to Hear God’s Voice in the Valley

How to Hear God’s Voice in the Valley

(Inside: Hearing God’s voice in the midst of hard times. God is there. God is for you. And He will speak to you. Learn from Elijah’s story to better discern God’s voice in your own life.)   You know how outside elements – hail, debris or small […]

A Foster to Adopt Story (And How They Need You)

A Foster to Adopt Story (And How They Need You)

(Inside: How you can help take care of the orphans through adoption, foster care or in a different way. Read ideas from a touching story.)   Jenny felt like God had something big in store for her.   Her negative self-talk questioned: Who am I […]


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