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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.

  • Situations We Can’t Control

    The only way God can show us He is in control is to put us in situations we cannot control. We have little or no power over natural disasters, weather, death, the actions of others, aging, famine, and who is… Read More ›

  • God Equips Us!

    Has the Holy Spirit prompted you to do something outside of your comfort zone? Are you arguing with God over this idea, reminding Him that you do not have the necessary skills to move ahead? Why? We are not always… Read More ›

  • Treasure

    Jesus Christ is our treasure and our joy over finding this eternal treasure far surpasses the cost it takes to obtain it. The Christian life requires a different perspective than the politically correct and worldly view found on earth. As… Read More ›

  • God’s Perfect Will and Timing

    God is never late. He is always on time. He has specific plans for each one of us and He has a perfect timeline in which to accomplish them. Elisabeth Elliot understood this as she wrote: “When our plans are… Read More ›

  • 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 ›