The Inner Views Series by Cheryl Smith

  "The LORD God is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds' feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine high places." Habakkuk 3:19 NIV   Today I am overwhelmed to have been able to share some of my story, and the ways that God has been so faithful, over … Continue reading The Inner Views Series by Cheryl Smith

Where it all Began

Today I am so honored and blessed to be sharing a guest post from my daughter, Rebecca.  It's amazing when you have walked with your children through the daily joys and trials of life, to find that one day you look around and they are grown up with children of their own!   Where did … Continue reading Where it all Began

A Letter to my Friends

Hello, My Friend, I am so thankful that you asked how I was doing the other day. You see, on many days it’s hard for me to get out, and I really do appreciate your concern. Sometimes when people look at me, it’s hard to tell that anything difficult is going on because much of … Continue reading A Letter to my Friends

A Hiding Place

It was late in the day before I could flip the calendar for that day's Scripture. But when I saw the verse, my heart felt a sweet stirring from the Lord as I realized that only God could have brought about such perfect timing:   Psalm 32:7   Six years ago this week our oldest … Continue reading A Hiding Place

A Lenten Surrender

They made the bronze basin and its bronze stand from the mirrors of the women who served at the entrance to the tent of meeting. Exodus 38:8 NIV     Have you ever read a Scripture, and realized that the words you've seen time after time have never really impacted you?  I felt that shock … Continue reading A Lenten Surrender

He Became Our All in All

          Thirty-two years ago, our family followed God’s leading and moved across the country. We picked up stakes, and together with our young children, left the familiar behind. What we could not see, were the ways that God would use that move to shatter all of our pre-conceived notions of what … Continue reading He Became Our All in All

A Grandma Who Prayed

    Did you know that grandmother elephants lead the entire herd? Join me at Beloved Prodigal this week as we share a guest blog from a son’s perspective, while my son, Sean, gives voice to a portion of his story!   Sean: I’m excited to join you today at Beloved Prodigal because I know … Continue reading A Grandma Who Prayed

Worry and Concern — An Allegory

When I joined the Feedback Team for Finding Purpose, Book 2 in Chronic Joy’s THRIVE Study Series, I was so intrigued by the activities included with the study questions. One of the options was an invitation to write an allegory based on the differences between worry and concern. Writing this story became a way to … Continue reading Worry and Concern — An Allegory