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, http://facingtrials.com
Her first book, Facing Trials: Thoughts For Meditation is now available on on West Bow Press. http://bookstore.westbowpress.com/AdvancedSearch/Default.aspx?
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.
Why did God create man? He did not need us. It was not because He was lonely. Long before we were here, God already had “company” with His Son and the Holy Spirit (Let us make man in our own image. Genesis… Read More ›
Our every step in life is the subject of divine decree. And though a man will plan out his course, it is God who ultimately directs his steps. “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in… Read More ›
If you speak words in haste, trouble will not be far behind. Consider the story of Jephthah in Judges 11:30-40. It is a solemn reminder not to uttered vows in haste. “Do you see a man hasty in his words?… Read More ›
To free ourselves from the snares of the enemy we must become Christ’s captives. In ancient Rome, when a military leader came back victorious, a triumphal procession was given in his honor. A spectacle of chained captives that included kings,… Read More ›
God did not hand Adam and Eve a parenting book explaining how they should raise their children. He did say, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth,” so God certainly wanted them to procreate. The very first man and… Read More ›
St. Augustine once said, “Holding a grudge is like swallowing poison and hoping the other person will die.” We all have reasons to hold a grudge. Situations and people hurt us. God does not always do what we think He should… Read More ›
Billy Graham was once asked, “What is the definition of sin?” He gave the following answer: “A sin is any thought or action that falls short of God’s will. God is perfect, and anything we do that falls short of… Read More ›