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Cheryl Zelenka is a retired teacher, author, single mom, and brain tumor survivor. Her passion to encourage others with the Word of God is why she writes her Christian Encouragement blog,

Her first book, Facing Trials: Thoughts For Meditation is now available on on West Bow Press.

Her second book is a unique Bible Study called Divine Interruptions. Using the book of Job, Cheryl intertwines her struggle recovering from a brain tumor to his trial and the lessons he learned.

  • Prodigals

    Luke 15 speaks of God’s forgiveness and unconditional love in three different parables. The story of the prodigal son is as applicable today as when Jesus first spoke it to the scribes and Pharisees complaining about the company He kept…. Read More ›

  • Love God With Your WHOLE Heart

    We are called to love God with our ENTIRE HEART, not just a portion of it. With God, it is all or nothin’. Believers cannot say, Here Lord, I’ve reserved this little section of my heart just for You. Nope!… Read More ›

  • Lay Aside Your Fear

    Can you imagine happiness and fear embracing each other like friends? Fear is a bully and would never offer an embrace of camaraderie. Instead, fear works to sow doubt, confusion, anxiety, and unrest. There is no peace when fear is… Read More ›

  • Build Others Up In Christ!

    The very first Christians expected to suffer. Jesus warned them that they would flogged, hated, and persecuted because, “Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” 2 Timothy 3:12 (NKJV) By the early second… Read More ›

  • Why Memorize Scripture?

    There are many reasons why Christians should memorize Scripture. What first jumps into my mind is our desire to know the one we love. In worldly relationships, we want to spend all of our time with a newfound friend/love. We… Read More ›

  • We Are The Fragrance Of Christ!

    When God created Adam and Eve, I believe His intention was to give them the capacity to enjoy the world He had created. The garden they were placed in probably had numerous fragrant flowers and plants, which must have provided… Read More ›

  • A Prisoner for Christ

    Prisoners are captives. Labeled guilty for some transgression, they are incarcerated. Held against their will with personal freedoms revoked, they are at the mercy of their jailer. Although considered blameworthy, many prisoners are innocent of the evil they have been… Read More ›