Kim Dalzell will interview me next Friday at 4:30 RMTime. I can’t wait to tell her how God changed my life and turned adversity into something wonderful! “I wish to support the stories – which have life/business success constructs – with real-life tips and suggestions for success from other entrepreneurial women in business. I … Continue reading
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Depression Isn’t A Sign Of Weakness
Depression Isn’t A Sign Of Weakness January 26, 2014 by cherylz1961 | Leave a comment I suffered from clinical depression for ten years. I know that black pit and I want to lift up any who are suffering from depression right now. You are not alone and God will help you. My brain tumor was on my frontal … Continue reading
God Speaks Of Perseverance
James 1:2-4 speaks about the importance and value of perseverance. We can learn from this little squirrel! I speak from personal experience, recovering from a brain tumor is not easy! Overcoming ANY adveristy is a challenge. However, we are given trials to bring about our refinement and sanctification. Endure and persevere for, like this squirrel … Continue reading
Brain Tumor, Illness? God is Still Close By!!
“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galations 6:2 (NKJV) If you have had a brain tumor, brain cancer, or suffer from some other illness please remember God is still in the picture. He has a reason for sending each trial our way. For me, my faith grew as I continue to … Continue reading
The Humility Of Our Savior’s Birth
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 (NKJV) “And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then … Continue reading
New Seeds From God
A devotion by Cheryl Zelenka http://facingtrials.com “Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content” Philippians 4:11 (NKJV) “So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.” Luke 14:33 (NKJV) “For I consider that the sufferings of this … Continue reading
What Is Contentment Spelled Backwards?
A devotion by Cheryl Zelenka “The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.” Unknown “Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be … Continue reading
Life Is A Gift
“Place your plans in God’s hands!” Life is a gift. Make EACH DAY count!! Don’t be too comfortable in your routines. Rely on your Creator and let Him guide your steps. The will of God is to KNOW HIM. He wants to use your life to impact eternity. “Today or tomorrow we will go to … Continue reading
There is Beauty in Every Spiritual Season
“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven” Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NKJV) Fall is a wonderful time for harvesting spiritual fruit. Yes, fruit now ripe and sweet in the eyes of God. Fruit grown from the seeds He sowed during your spiritual Springtime. Just as God created physical seasons on earth, there are also … Continue reading
How Does the Fruit of the Spirit Grow?
A short devotion by Cheryl Zelenka But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV) “GOODNESS and KINDNESS live in the hearts of those who have suffered greatly, as the wounded tend to learn compassion through their misery. GENTLENESS is born … Continue reading
Changing Seasons and an Unchanging God
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NKJV) “For I am the Lord, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.” Malachi 3:6 (NKJV) “When times are good, … Continue reading
Hope Shines In The Dark
“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don’t give up.” ~Anne Lamott “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so … Continue reading
Doubts Are Shades Of Gray
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that … Continue reading
God Knows Your Frame
“For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.” Psalm 103:14 (NKJV) “Blows that hurt cleanse away evil, as do stripes the inner depths of the heart.” Proverbs 20:30 (NKJV) When we are in the midst of a trial, it is easy to fall into self- pity. We may even find ourselves angry with … Continue reading
Is Your Name In The Book Of Life?
You may be rebelling and walking away from God right now …. but He never gives up on you. Maybe you are deceived, caught up in sin, or have yet to call Him Lord. However, He is faithful and longs to fellowship with ALL of His children. He wants you home with Him and won’t … Continue reading
Make Room! The Holy Spirit Wants To Fill You Up
“Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans 5:5 (NKJV) “And … Continue reading
Thankfully Use Each Day For God
“To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything He has given us — and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.” – … Continue reading
Live Life Thankfully By Serving Others
“This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24 (NKJV) “But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.” Matthew 23:11 (NKJV) Every new day that arrives is a blessing. It is a new beginning and a new start. Each new day is an opportunity to … Continue reading
Are You God’s Compassionate Watering Can?
“He has made His wonderful works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and full of compassion. “ Psalm 111:4 (NKJV) “But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled myself with fasting; and my prayer would return to my own heart. I paced about as though he were my … Continue reading
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM5ILOsHLnw “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1 (NKJV) “Having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” 2 Timothy 3:5 (NKJV) … Continue reading
Refine Us, Oh Lord!
“I will bring the one–third through the fire, Will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’; And each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.” Zechariah 13:9 (NKJV) It is so hard to see those we … Continue reading
Are You Much Afraid?
“The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.” Habakkuk 3:19 (NKJV) I love the book, Hinds Feet in High Places by Hannah Hurnard. I so identify with the main character, Much-Afraid. When facing past trials, I always fell prey to panic and … Continue reading
Are You Focused on the Good or the Bad?
“The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works.” Psalm 145:9 (NKJV) I have been blessed with many good things. I CHOOSE not to focus on the pains and sorrows. I will learn from them, but the blessings of God are wondrous. I know there are many more to … Continue reading
Why Are You Afraid?
I pray that these words will encourage you to trust in the POWER and the LOVE of GOD. Blessings to you, dear one! Cheryl . Continue reading
God Prunes Us With Love
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” John 15:1-2 (NKJV) Loving with action is not always easy. Love does not constantly take the form of … Continue reading
Faithful Are The Wounds Of A Friend
“Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.” Proverbs 27:6 (NKJV) “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” … Continue reading
Let God Drive!
“But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases.” Psalm 115:3 (NKJV) “For this is God, Our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even to death.” Psalm 48:14 (NKJV) I have had to make a lot of decisions on my own. Never having been married, I had to learn … Continue reading
A Prayer: Take Their Hand, God!
Blessed Savior, I thank You for Your never-ending love. Today, I offer up a prayer for those in need of Your help. Bless them with words of encouragement and grant them strength. Please hold their hand and guide them. Let them feel Your presence. Walk with them throughout their day and grant each one the … Continue reading
Battle Bitterness with a Content Heart
“For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity.” Acts 8:23 (ESV) I am learning that when I compare my life to others…. a spirit of discontent, insecurity, or even a root of bitterness and jealousy will rise up and attack me. But when I look around … Continue reading
God’s Promise For You Today 7/22/2013
Zechariah 12:10 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for … Continue reading