Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Yes, we are still alive.

I actually remembered how to find my own blog and sign in.

Thing is....I do not even know where to begin writing.

If you still check in here, could you give me a little help?

Leave me a comment or shoot me an email. Let me know what you think I should write about. Or ask me a question. Or tell me your favorite verse. Or just leave me a note and let me know you are still reading.

I want to be more intentional about how I live my life and part of that involves getting back to writing.

Still seeking and SEEING the Beauty from Ashes!


R.L.Scovens said...

Hey! I still have you on my Google Reader! I'm not blogging as much as I need to either...I think I'm going to make myself a note every morning to be sure that I blog about SOMETHING atleast every other day!! Normally once I start writing, something will come to me.

Erin said...

Hi Sheryl! I am DEFINITELY still reading! Don't stop writing :-)

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

So good to see a post from you my friend.

I hope all is going well? I continue to lift you and your sweet, precious family up in prayer.

Have an amazing day.

Ashley said...

Hey love. It is so good to see you post. A couple ideas for posts... How is your word of the year going? What goals did you have for yourself this year and where are you at on the journey to reach them? Has God planted any dreams in your heart lately? How are you finding happiness? Lots of hugs and love.

Debbie said...

Hey so good to see a post pop up in Google Reader. Keep up the blogging, even a little bit. It made my heart happy to see you there in the reader.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I always check in and love hearing from you

Reese said...

Sheryl!! I miss you. You could write about quilting or crocheting and I would still read your blog. xx

Courtney said...

Hi friend! Still here, still reading :) glad your back!

nancygrayce said...

I'm always checking in on you and it's so good to hear from you! I can hardly think of ideas, so I'm not much help there.

Kimberly said...

Sweet Sherly, ;)

I still pop in about once a week to see if you have posted anything "profound"! :)

Why not blog about some of the BEAUTY God has given through the ashes? We are truly blessed here in America; spoiled even!

Love and miss ya,

Sassy Granny ... said...

Never fear, I keep my eye on you :)

I'd love to hear what the Lord is doing in your life. No big or lengthy expose, just snippets from your world, and the blessings or challenges you find there.

I'm so glad you're on FB, too.

UL Cards Fan said...

Woo Hoo.. Just clicked The Perch on my bookmarked favorites and was delighted to see a new post. Maybe you could post a book/movie review on THE Secret Life of Bees.:) I just like hearing about what's going on in you life.

Love, Lindy Lou

Diana said...

I'm still here... always here and watching for another post... in a non-scary, non-stalker sort of way... I'm just a fan. How have you seen beauty come from the ashes these past months? How are the kids? How is your health? What has God been teaching you? There, there's my thoughts/ questions.

Favorite verse right now(current focus): “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength..." Isaiah 30:15

Love to you and yours.

Sadie said...

you're back and in blogging action-- this is my best news all week! MONTH EVEN!!

I just miss me some Sheryl, you know?!

i'm taking deep breaths to calm down and make sense. :) (is this creepy yet?)

I will eagerly read any new words you throw out there, even should you indeed choose to review the secret life of bees or if you wanted to tell me how many ceiling tiles there are in your home.

Do houses have ceiling tiles?

Point is, I'm glad you're back.

What are you reading these days? What motivates you?

Suzanne said...

Glad you're still here, and miss reading your posts. :)

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Hi, I came to your blog when I googled the origin of a story a friend sent me. In reading your story, I think it was meant to be that I found you, so I, too, could share this poem:

God said:
On Earth, you are not playing in a high-stakes' game. You think you are. Sometimes you feel desperately that you are losing. Life is important, yet what occurs in life is not of the utmost importance. You are capable of letting go of terror in life. All the very events that are so serious to you - must you take them so seriously? Life has its own way of doing things. It does not behoove you to spend your life on Earth in making objections.

Please do not cluck any more about what occurs in life. Forget the word tragedy. Forget the word terrible. Forget the word intolerable. You cannot change what has already occurred. You can change the effect events have on you. You do not have to beat your chest. You do not have to be distraught or overwrought. You do not have to be overcome. You do not have to be laid low.

While you are alive in your body on Earth, pick yourself up from despair, and keep going forward. Do not dig yourself a hole and keep yourself there. Whatever befalls on Earth, get up from it. Don't linger there. Don't imprint it. Don't use it for a virtuous excuse from engaging in life and making it better, for yourself as well as others. Do not lie down on a bed of nails. You can give up grieving. How long do you think you are supposed to protest against what life has delivered?

It is commonplace for bodies to die on Earth. It is commonplace for events you object to to occur. Impossible as it seems, one day you, too, will not live on Earth in your body. You will fall off the perch of life and continue life in other dimensions. All your woe signifies nothing, beloveds. Let go of woe. You don't need it. You don't need to be knocked down by what occurs. Somewhere along your way in life, you bought the proposition that you have to be wracked by what occurs. What you have to do is to stop feeling wracked, downtrodden, miserable and so forth by what appears. Get up.

You have no excuse for misery. Oh, yes, the world says you do. The world has even provided systems for dealing with misery. Nevertheless, misery is self-imposed, beloveds. If you would let go of your precepts, you would let go of grief. You would not hole up with it. You would not take comfort in it. You would not feel justified to be miserable. You wouldn't choose it.

However dismal aspects of life may seem to you, you cannot stay there. You have to move on.
Life is not meant to be regrettable. Whatever transpires in the world is no more nor less than life in the world. There is more to life than what you think of it. There is a bigger vision that will hold you in good stead.

All right, let's compromise. In regard to what you find intolerable in your life, give up the intolerance. When it comes to others, give them their mourning, but mourning is not for you. Life on Earth with or without a loved one is not to determine your life. While you are in life on Earth, you simply have to let attachments go. Love and be not attached. A form is a form. The demolishing of a form of a loved one does not demolish the loved one.

When you lose your job, you have lost a job. That's all it means. You do not lose opportunity unless you buy the propaganda that jobs are scarce and you won't find another one. There is no advantage in becoming disheartened. There is always a new way for you. Don't think otherwise.

Rick Blumenberg said...

Hi Sheryl,

Thanks for reading my blog and for your encouraging comment. I just today noticed that you too, have a blog and I enjoyed reading it. I'll go deeper into it when I have time.

You're a good writer, so keep it up!