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Author: Cheryl Staley

A Note From Cheryl

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to write a note of thanks to all of you who have been there for our family in countless ways over these last 4 long years during Jim’s incarceration. I (Cheryl) know that I do not post much personally; I’m not the greatest writer and my life is so crazy busy raising my girls and trying to “survive” with Jim being gone, that it’s hard for me to find time most days to do anything else. In any case, my heart has grown so full of thankfulness and gratitude for all of you that I wanted to MAKE time to thank you and let all of you know how much you have ministered to me personally.

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Overcoming Hurdles

How many times do we pray for Yahweh to end our struggles? I know I used to, yet over the years, the more struggles I have been through, the more I realize just how vital they are to my spiritual growth.
All the trials the Father has put in my path have forced me to learn to deal with conflict, worry, fear, anxiety, selfishness, impatience, defending myself, and just how to deal with people in a godly way. Those trials have strengthened the core of who I am today. Had I wished them away, I would have been wishing away strength, perseverance, endurance, selflessness, patience, peace, and so much more.

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How are the Girls?

People often ask me, “Cheryl, how are the girls doing though all of this?” Without a doubt, that question was this mother’s greatest fear when Jim left. How are my children going to make it through these seven long years without their daddy? With all the scary statistics out there about how children raised without a father in the home suffer from this, that, and the other, it can be a scary road to travel. The increased risk for deviant behavior, promiscuity, pregnancy, drug abuse, neurodevelopment disruptions, abnormal social interactions, aggression, crime, obesity, poverty, poor health, failing education, compromised emotional security, susceptibility to exploitation by adult men, etc…is all supposedly knocking at my door.

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