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  1. Oh Cheri, my twin. Thank you for the reminder about Trying Harder. I am currently living a serious consequence of years of trying hard. And now I’m fighting the battle of trying not to try hard to fix it! Sigh.

  2. Terri Goehner says:

    Wow Cheri, such powerful insight. Thanks for your fresh perspective on Peter, I’d never thought about Peter in that way before. Thanks for your honesty. Your courage in sharing yourself honestly with us, gives me the courage to share myself honestly with others.

  3. Cheri thanks for this. I’ve been feeling frantic lately and heard God tell me to stop today and spend some time regrouping. But it felt like failure. Perhaps this is confirmation I need to run to Jesus today to reset my course. You hit on several things I’ve been struggling with. And I especially loved “wished God had called me to write and speak on “cool” topics that are light, fun, easy, and popular.” I’ve been walking through grief and wish I could stop sharing my journey but God’s faithfulness is encouraging others as I do. Thanks for letting me know I’m not the only one.

  4. But Cheri, if you wrote those other things, you wouldn’t be writing what I need to hear about: fighting the bullies, stop trying to be perfect, getting out from being overwhelmed. Your writing lets me know I’m not alone in this, that it’s not because I’m not a good Christian that I struggle. Keep doing what you do, ’cause you fabulous at it and you have me as your biggest (but not only) fan.

  5. I absolutely love and relate to you! You are SO ME. I could make a list just like your of all of my failures this week. I will take your first step and run to Jesus as fast as possible….Thank you!

    1. One of the things I have learned this past year is that when I fail, I can run to Jesus and say, “Jesus, I messed up. May I have another helping of grace?” And He delights to give it to me!