Hi there! I’m Sheryl Siler, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, of Cherished Magazine, a digital online magazine that reminds women that they are chosen, cherished and loved.
I’m excited to be here at Women By Grace as part of our Cherished Everyday Fall Tour Extravaganza!
I want to share with you how the idea of Cherished Magazine got started. It may have been because of a grilled cheese sandwich.
First off, I need to ask you all to answer one simple question….
Have you said anything negative to yourself this week?
I’ll give you a moment to ponder that…
Did you tell yourself how great you looked in the mirror or did you tell yourself the things you saw that looked so very wrong?
When you made a mistake did you tell yourself it was okay or did words like stupid me or can’t I get anything right pop up instead?
Had your thoughts been taken over with a thought like “I wish I could be a better ___________________” Mom, wife, keeper of the home, employee……you fill in your blank.
Well years ago I would have said no that that questions, “Have you said anything negative to yourself this week?’ without giving it a second thought. Then one day God brought it to my attention that I was being quite the “mean girl”. The short story is that I burned a grilled cheese sandwich and then caught my inner chatter. These were the words…”Stupid me–can’t I get anything right!” Ouch!
It was at that moment my past actions or should I say my “I’m too scared to take actions” became crystal clear. Perhaps I wasn’t as confident as I thought.
In Hebrews 10:35-36 it says,
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
Throwing away my confidence is exactly what I was doing by constantly letting my ugly words to myself take over.
So how did Cherished Magazine get started? It was through a series of little steps of catching myself being ugly (to me), counsel, reading and a whole lot of journaling. All that has brought me to a place where I trusted the whisper to create this monthly publication. A confidence to speak and have other writers come in to help you see that you are chosen, cherished and loved. My thoughts mattered!
I’m grateful today that I burned that little insignificant sandwich as God used it to show me that my thoughts matter but also reveal to me how I am not alone.
Your thoughts matter…
What have you said nice to yourself this week?
To help you answer that question I’ve created a “Your Thoughts Matter” printable journal sheet. Just go here and sign up to receive the Cherished Everyday Goodies and Tour/Blog updates.
You are chosen, cherished & loved~
PS – I would like to invite you to check out Cherished Magazine at a special Cherished Everyday Fallapalooza Special pricing–just $17.00 for the year (normally $3.99/mo or $27/year). Click here and let’s be encouraged together.