About Cheryl

IMG_7880_E_MRHi there! Thanks for stopping in to learn a little more about me. Here’s the nutshell version:

I’m just an ordinary woman from Kansas who happens to also be a writer. I love the Lord and long for my words to be a blessing to others. My heart’s desire is to refresh spirits and nourish souls.

Want a more detailed picture of who I am? Then here’s the version for you:

I grew up in a house full of girls. Along with my mom and three sisters, we had my dad outnumbered five to one. Both sets of my grandparents lived on farms so I was blessed with a taste of country life even though I was a townie.

Right in the middle of my college years, I married a fun-loving but dedicated biology student named Don. We’re still together after all this time, and he’s still dissecting cats and looking through microscopes—but now he’s the teacher.

I was an English teacher for a short time myself but gave it up to become a full-time, stay at home mom. Our daughters Kristin and Kelli grew up to be amazing women who brought equally amazing men into our family as sons-in-law. We love them each one, and no one could be prouder of their kids than we are of Kristin and Shawn and Kelli and Jake. Also, in January 2015 God blessed Kristin and Shawn with twin boys and then in August 2016 he blessed Kelli and Jake with twin boys! That’s right, we have two sets of twin grandsons! As you can imagine, I adore Isaiah and James and Samuel and Silas and absolutely love being a grandma.

I began my writing pursuits during our girls’ teenage years. Since then God has blessed by allowing my work to appear in magazines, compilation books, Blue Mountain Arts greeting cards and calendars, and other publications. To top it off, my book, Mother of the Bride: Refreshment and Wisdom for the Mother of the Bride, was published by BroadStreet Publishing in July 2016. I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to bless mothers of the bride for years to come now!

When I’m not writing or tending to life’s chores, I love to spend time with family and friends, take photos, sing in our church choir, read, go to movies with Don, and stay involved in our church. Last, but certainly not least, I love to eat chocolate :)