Ahh...the weekend.

Sorry I haven't blogged in the last few days. I just haven't been that inspired, which is sad.

So, I'm just going to say that I am soo excited to go home this weekend.

Here are the reasons:
1.) I get to see my best friend - my mom. :)
2.) I get to spend time with my dad and brother.
3.) I get to go to the last night of VBS on Friday.
4.) I get to spend my whole day Saturday basking in God's nature while rafting down the Illinois River in Talequah.
5.) I have time to relax.

What are you doing for the weekend??

In Him,

Listen to>> God. He is our symphony.


God Loves You! :)

"I have wasted so much time pushing You away from me. I just never saw how You could cherish me. Cause You're a God who has all things and still you want me."

The above lyrics are from a song by Barlow Girl called "I Need You To Love Me". New Reign also sings a version of this song. Think about the lyrics listed above.

How many times do we in our daily lives push God away from us? How many times to we doubt the love He has for us? Do you ever wonder why we do this?

God declares His love for us many times in the Bible.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." - John 3:16.

There is a representation of the utmost and valid love anyone could have for someone else. God knows we will sin against Him and doubt Him, but why should we when we have a good idea of how much He actually loves us. HE GAVE UP HIS ONE AND ONLY SON FOR US!!!

So, next time you are doubting God, remember John 3:16, or just read the Bible which constantly reflects God's love for us.

In Him,

Listen to >> I Need You To Love Me by Barlow Girl. (personally, I like the New Reign version better.)


Are we doing everything we are supposed to be??

Read this passage:

(5) And every woman who prayes or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head-it is just as though her head were shaved. (6) If a woman does not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off; and if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut or shaved off, she should cover her head.

What do you think? My mom had introduced this passage to me and makes me wonder if we are really supposed to cover our heads during worship. We as the church of Christ follow the New Testament more so than the Old Testament, so it makes me wonder what if we aren't doing everything that we are supposed to be doing? What if this is the only thing that keeps us out of Heaven? The passage is found in 1 Corinthians 11:5-6. I am going to ask my preacher tonight to see what His imput is and I will blog when I find the answer. Until then, leave me comments on what you think it might mean, I would love to hear the answer.

In Him,


Looking On The Positive Side

Okay, So Today was somewhat bad.

1) I had a bright idea to get my haircut because I've been growing it out and I was tired of it. (Mistake #1)
2) I scheduled an appointment with a hairdresser.
3) I heard bad things about this said hairdresser; so I decided not to go.
4) I decided to go to Wal-mart to get my hair did by what should of been a "professional". (Mistake #2)
5) She destroyed my hair; it looks so awful that I cried.
6) I will be making an appointment with a hairdresser in Edmond to get my hair fixed and it is going to have to be shorter than I wanted to fix it. Bummer.

I have no idea why I decided to go to Wal-mart, I honestly hate myself.


On the positive side, hair grows back (at least I didn't ruin it right before a important day, like my wedding!)

I have to realize that something way worse could of happened. So, I am looking on the positive side of it. :)

In Him,

Listen To >> Anything By New Reign



I'm going to make this one short & simple:

I got this little thing from a friend. She posted in one of her blogs that she woke up and told God to take her day and surprise her.

So that is exactly what I did this morning. I woke up and said: "God, take my day and give me a surprise."

& of course he came through. My day started off normal and as the night drew near I kept thinking nothing special was going to happen.

Next thing I know I get a phone call from a friend I hadn't seen in a while and she said she was in Edmond so I immediately took time to go see her. :) It was a great day.

Your challenge: Wake up in the morning and do the same. You'll be surprised. :)

In Him,



So, today was basically a lazy day for me. I slept until 1 o'clock and didn't really get out of bed and start my day until 5. :) I'm a bum. But when my day did start I got very productive. I went for a swim with my family which made for very good exercise & I detailed my car. It's squeaky clean now. :)

On another note: While reading my book today, When God Writes Your Love Story, I came across a part of the book that kind of "hit home" for me that I wanted to share.

"Not only do those closest to us get under our skin and irritate us, but they also have the power to wound us in a way no one else can. If you came up to me and said, "Eric, you stink, you're ugly, and I hate you!" I would probably step back, blink a couple of times, and then say, "Well, uh, thanks for being so blunt!" I would go home and tell Leslie about what you said and probably even feel rejected as I recalled the episode. Then Leslie would tenderly wrap her arm around my shoulders and say, "Eric, that's ridiculous! That person was probably on drugs or something." (That line was probably one of my favorite parts. :)) Your words might sting for a little while and might cause me to dab on an extra puddle of cologne before I head out into public, but I would get over your words. Why? Because you're not my family. If my dad came up to me and said, "Eric, you stink, you're ugly, and I hate you!" I would be absolutely devastated. Any number of comforting words from Leslie wouldn't be able to bandage up the wound my dad's words would inflict on my heart and mind. Your words would hurt, but my dad's words would cripple. Because you would just be giving an opinion, but my dad is my definition of reality."

--You are probably wondering why I even bothered posting that, but if you stop and think about it. Everything your family does and says (good or bad) can have a huge impact on you; because that is who you run to at your lowest. It is the same way vice versa as well. Words can hurt.

On a brighter note, this little girl always makes my day every time I spend time with her: Meet Nataliee. My little cousin. She is one of the cutest little girls you will ever meet!! She is truly a blessing from God.

In Him,



Okay, so I have a somewhat odd confession to make that is totally off topic of this blog.

Are you ready for it??
I, Cherish Sheffield, am attracted to older men! ha! I'm not talking 3 or 4 years older than me; I'm talking mid to late 20's. Am I weird or is this just normal for a girl my age?? I really don't think it is a phase though. I just really like the maturity of older guys; maybe it's because I'm so mature (ha.). & I'm not talking about older guys who have been married and has a kid or two. I'm talking about older guys who have never been married and have lived their life for God. Does that make it less weird??

I've talked to several friends about this and they don't think it's soo weird; some even agreed with me. *Thank you roomie. :)

So, there is my lame confession.

Anywho, let me know what you think with a comment..ehhh..

In Him,

Listen to >> Cowboy Take Me Away by Dixie Chicks (it's playing on my Pandora right now; yes, i'm lame)


Attitude is Everything

Have you ever found yourself dreading doing something or going somewhere?? I know I have. But there is good news to this.

If you simply just change your attitude about the situation, you will be viewing it a whole new way. Winston Churchill once said: "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." I have to say this man knew what he was talking about. If you look on the positive side of the situation everything will turn out great.

In Him,

Listen To >> Undo It by Carrie Underwood


Your First and Your Best

Wow, it has been a while since I have blogged.

Things have been kind of crazy, but I'm back..hopefully.

Lately, I have been stuggling with my relationship with God. I feel like I have constantly let Him down and I HATE that feeling. He deserves my best! At my apartment, we have a magnet on our refrigerator that says " I will give God my first and my best so He can bless the rest." It's true. If we are willing to put God first before anything and honestly try our best to live for Him he will bless us in ways that we cannot even imagine.

So if you are struggling with your relationship with God also, stop and take a moment and review your life currently. If you will put Him first and give Him your best, then he will make things right.

In Him,

Listen to >> Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd (it's just soo catchy.)