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For some every day is a hassle; Thank God we survived it all and are ready to celebrate another New Year, coupled with great expectations that it will supersede the last.

On most days, one of the first thing we do after getting out of bed is to check the weather forecast.  New Year’s Day will probably start out the same way, but for some, the forecast will be: Mostly drunk with a slight chance of passing out. 

Some will enjoy a New Years Eve party over a Church, or Sunrise Service, choosing to partake of different Spirits, (Rum, gin, vodka, etc.) hoping alcohol will help them to usher out the old and bring in the new.

Hoping for, instead of praying about, a New Year that is full of hope, dreams, and the anticipation of a better year.

May I suggest; If you are fortunate to be in the company of those most important to you on New Year’s Eve, toast the occasion with a heartfelt or witty saying, to help make it a joyous night to remember.

Although alcohol can fuel a good time, most times it’s our Dignity that will suffer.

It is only natural that most would want a new start, using The New Year as a stepping stone, but Somethings Never Change!

Pointless resolutions are one of them.  So may your troubles last only as long as your resolutions. 

Be careful not treat the New Year like it’s some type of life-altering event.  There is no guarantee your neighbors will begin to respect you, or your boss will give you a raise, and wherever the ball is dropped on New Year’s Eve, Congress will still be dropping it in Washington the rest of the year.

What I am really saying is, there is a real possibility that things won’t go your way.

Now, it’s not all bad, there are some things we will want to carry over into the New Year, but the things that are not of God should be left right where we found them in 2015.

I can write a list of Thing to be Left Behind, but only you know what they are, where they are, and when to draw the line.  Maybe!

So, in 2016 instead of proclaiming what I will and will not do, I pray Jesus will guide me in order to work my problems out.  I pray that you and I will stretch out our hands in friendship, not for what we want out of each other.  I pray for the strength to be patient with my friends, as they are patient with me, and I pray to make the end of this old year the beginning of a better New Year.

If I must lie, let it be in the arms of another, and if we must cheat, I pray to cheat death through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  For His blessings overrides all darkness.

Don’t you be the one to start 2016 with old useless habits; Say goodbye, while toasting the things that are yet to come, (look to your future) and always rise above the small and ungodly.

You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.   Dr. Seuss.

Happy New Year, and thank you, Lord, for letting us see another one.  Amen!

P.S. I don’t know about you, but my New Year starts on my Birthday.  Just So You Know!

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Posted by on December 31, 2015 in Something To Think About



On the 25th day of December, we as Christians will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.  The thing is, I can’t find anything in the Bible that relates to how to celebrate His birth, as it relates to the Christmas Holiday.

I did discover that there are a few things we should do in relationship to this Glorious occasion, and some things we shouldn’t.

Such as; while celebrating the Birth of Christ, coupled with the passing out and the receiving of gifts, remember as Christians; The Reason for the Season is to celebrate Christ, period.   Not what’s under the tree.

For, No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.  Ye cannot serve God and Mammon.  (Money, or what it can buy.)  Matthew 6:24

As we are preparing to eat that special meal prepared with love in this all important season, if you’re more excited about what’s on the table, coupled with not blessing the food because you’re hungry, and if the table is blessed, pray no one is complaining that “Aunt Bessie prays too long.”  Focus people.

If you are not giving all To The Glory To God, I have a question for you; Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?  (Clothing)  Matthew 6:25

If not, then you may be worshiping idols; Christmas or any other day.

An idol is anything that replaces the one true God.  In other words; anything that is more important to you than God, such as that Christmas present you didn’t get, leaving you mad as… is an idol.

Although the Bible does not tell us how to celebrate His birth, it does tell us what to do since his Death; which happens to be something I think we should do everyday as we fellowship together.

And he took bread and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, this is my body which is given for you: This do in remembrance of me.  Luke 22:19

Not only on Christmas Day and all the days to come, I will not only do things in remembrance of Him who died for me, I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.   Psalm 34:1  Gift or no gift.

It’s my opinion, and It’s Something To Think About!

Merry Christmas!  Jesus is Lord, and the reason we celebrate all seasons.

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Posted by on December 24, 2015 in Something To Think About



A note from the Author: Just so you know, the book I Survived 60 Years To Get Cancer, Then Kill It. /The Norvie L. Cherry Story and the Blog site are two separate works of literature.

This book is not a recap of the essay’s posted on my blog site; it’s the story of a life I was merely fluffing off when I was an American Gangster, something I’m not proud of.  Also note: my contacts can be found at the bottom of each post.

Knowledge is something we can never get enough of.  Give your thumbs a break and allow your mind to expand.

With so many devices to serve us like Kings and Queens, I am afraid we may forget the joy of doing something for ourselves, such as physically reading a  book.  An excitement that includes peace and quite.  With alone time being at a premium these days, what better way to make better use of quality time than reading a good book?

When was the last time you allowed your imagination to relax and take you on a journey of discovery?  You may find yourself to be something other than what you are today, perhaps a play writer, screen producer, etc.; who know’s unless they try?

Reading causes us to use our imaginations, even when it is a true story our perceptions can vary.  Reading to me is like watching television in my head.

I Survived 60 Years To Get Cancer, Then Kill It. /The Norvie L. Cherry Story is not only a true testament to survival, it’s also a true story of redemption.

I Survived, is action packed with the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Get it now as a Christmas present for a loved one, it’s not too late, and this book is packed full of informative stories for the young and the old, including no holes barred details about what other women don’t tell other women about Breast Cancer, and the effect of the life altering disease.

The first part of the book is all about my early life, and when I didn’t know how to act for 60 years; That was a journey like no other I guarantee you.  The second part is about the Cancer Journey, and all the information others may not want to discuss.

Again, just so you know, what I talk about in the book, compared to what I talk about on my blog are as different as night and day.  So there will be no rehashing of what you read online.  Thank you very much.  🙂

Get yours now in time for Christmas, or give it as a gift from for the low price of $14.99 (paperback), or your e-book for $7.99 at   The hardback is also available at Xulon for $23.99

All will be pleasantly surprised at how entertaining and enlightening, it truly is.

Merry Christmas, Cherry

In Jesus name, we pray to see the New Year.


Posted by on December 20, 2015 in Something To Think About



Where there is no counsel, purposes are frustrated, but with many counselors they are accomplished.   Proverbs 15:22  The Amplified Bible

But what about unsolicited advice?

Did you know, most want to be the advisor; willing and ready to give advice whether the door for others to receive it is open or not?  They found; It’s easier to advise, then be advised.  Some never understand; A word to the wise ain’t necessary, it’s the stupid ones who need the advice. 

I’m sure some of us know the fastest and surest way to lose a friend, is to provide advice to a situation that did not require our opinion?  And some of you know, small talk is just another example of unsolicited advice.

In my travels, it seems as if a good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.  Also, it seems as if when unsolicited advice is offered, the hearer receives it as if the advisor has no confidence in what they are capable of; so these options may not be advisable.

In all fairness, the one about a good scare don’t sound too bad; I have had the mess, scared out of me, and on more than one occasion; all because I rejected some sound advice while knowing better.  But Thanks be to Jesus, I learned my lesson, and I found other ways to stop the barrage of unsolicited advice without hurting myself along the way, and still not alienate the advisor.

The solutions sound easier than what they really are.  What we have to do is try not to defend or explain our choices; It’s a waste of time anyway, and you do not have to explain your business to unwelcome onlookers.  In most cases, they only want to be heard.

If you receive an e-mail simply choose to ignore it.  If face to face simply say thank you, or I’ll consider what you said, then continue doing whatever it is you were doing, your way.  If that doesn’t work, change the conversation.

All I’m saying is if you want someone to shut up, just agree, then go do you.  Walk away, go to the bathroom, etc…  I found its best because most unwanted advice often comes from those who need it the most.  I don’t want any trouble, as you know we can be touchy when people are in our business.

Oh!  By the way, I wasn’t trying to give you advice, I was just wanting to be helpful.   🙂

God help us from those who believe only they possess the truth, but as we stand committed in our truths, help us to commit to staying Flexible in our approach.  Give us a listening ear so we can receive good advice while having the common sense to cast out the bad.

It’s Something to Think About!

Thank you, Lord, and it is in Jesus name we pray.  Amen!

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Posted by on December 17, 2015 in Something To Think About



Gift a book for Christmas, better yet, gift one to yourself, then let your imagination do what it is designed to show. 

One of God’s greatest gift’s is our imagination; it’s also the very thing that got us to where we are today.  Smart, inventive, and productive. 

Thank you, Lord, for such a wonderful gift.

Not to be a killjoy, but; sometimes we are void of an imagination altogether, just sitting around twirling our thumbs when we could be reading a good book that is full of exciting stories; the ones you are better off reading about than living the actual events.

When I hear someone say,  “Who needs books, they’re boring?  I wonder how they’re getting their kicks, and how do they think information is spreadEven with our technology someone still, has to write the program.

There is a lot to say about physical traveling, I was a camper, but a good book can take us further than any road.  Books allow our mind to expand its self with curiosity, and with a good informational storyline;  you’re good to go.

My autobiography, I Survived 60 Years To Get Cancer, Then Kill It / The Norvie L. Cherry Story, is not a recap of what I talk about on my Blog site,

This book is about what happened to me, maybe some of you, but definitely for those who have never experienced any of what I am going to tell you in this book.  It would be a good idea to all who come in contact with this type of information to pay attention to the details.

I don’t have any excuses, I brought everything I talk about on myself.  I definitely knew better!.  Now I have been instructed to give back; God saved my life just so I could tell this story.

My gift is to share my experiences in Testimony, and that caused me to write a tell-all book, that took 6 years.  Also, the reason the subject of my Blog is titled; Something to think About!

To make an already long story short; In the Blog, I give Testimonies, stories of hard-fought lessons, and their realities.  The warnings I paid no attention to or simply laughed off.  Mostly the price I paid for disobeying God.  

I Survived 60 Years To Get Cancer, Then Kill It, is a lesson in the consequences Reading this book may spare you from some hard times, allowing you have an understanding of some subjects, not yet experienced, or another opinion.   A heads up for others. 

You don’t need your head examined concerning life’s realities, only common sense, and all the information you can glean.

In the book, I tell how I got into a lifestyle that is hard to believe and how I made it out.  All to the Glory of God. 

I Survived 60 Years To Get Cancer, (all the sinful stuff I did before cancer) Then Kill It. / The Norvie L. Cherry Story, (all the stuff I did because of and after cancer)  is a great read for all ages and sexes.  Educational, and packed with action.

If you are interested in knowing the inside and out of Breast Cancer; (I had 3rd Stage) then this book is especially for you.  Information straight from my mouth in story form; the way I saw and understood what was going on; like a movie.  I just tell the story, no holes barred.

I take pride in talking about the things nobody else wants to talk about.  “It’s too personal,” they say.  I tell all, and in full detail; I didn’t say I wanted to tell on myself, but it’s God’s purpose for my life, and His will, will be done like it or not.  I’m ok with that.  You?

My purpose is to share, in hopes of a better me and all those around.  To be a Living Witness for Jesus Christ.  If I said it, it happened the way I believe it to be true.  My Testimony!.

I have no plans on risking going to Hell, especially over a story. 

Get this amazing true story in time for Christmas at: under the Author’s name, Norvie L. Cherry, or the title, I Survived 60 Years To Get Cancer, Then Kill it. /The Norvie L. Cherry Story, for a low price of $14.99, paperback, $23.99 for the hardback.  

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Thank you so much for your support in 2015, and I pray you keep up the readership well pass the years to come.  I am willing.

I asked, in Jesus name that he keeps us evenly yoked, as he allow us to continue to grow above and beyond, all for The Glory Of God!

Thank You Lord, and Merry Christmas To All!

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Posted by on December 14, 2015 in Something To Think About



In order to be strong, we must be Flexible, and bend like the Pine trees in heavy winds.  If we are unmovable and unable to change, no matter the situation we will never be able to accomplish much, leaving us stuck in a rut, and you know how I feel about that.

The only difference between a rut and the grave are the dimensions(Width, length, and thickness.)

Flexibility, is the one ingredient we all need to create in us an openness to the plans and ideas of others, which are all interlinked to God’s plans.  We must be flexible, it’s the only way to fit in.

We need to get with the program.

When we are consumed with conceit, and it’s coupled with being stubborn as a mule, this creates an attitude that causes us to harden our line of thinking, and slamming the door to other ideas.  This has a tendency to cause us to lose our creativity, and forever be as dumb as a rock.

Most selfish traits are steeped in pride, and the decisions made are void of the bigger picture; causing us to fail.

For the longest time I thought I had all my t’s crossed and my i’s dotted.  I was sure-sure; I was also young and under the impression it was my way or the highway.   What others had to say didn’t matter; I had all the answers, and the best ideas.

As I grew, I realized there were more sensible solutions than just mine.  I had to let go of some of my own know it all tendencies, loosen up, and listen more.   As a matter of fact, when I did pay attention to the suggestions of others, I found most of their solutions were more thought out than I could have ever surmised, leaving me to feel like a one trick pony.

As human beings, we need to be more susceptible to modification and adaptability, including a willing to yield, and become pliable in this ever-changing world; not to mention it’s a necessity.

We have to be able to adjust to emerging realities, and still stay true to our personal religion and ideology.   For starters, flexibility is not a sign of weakness or selling out, it’s keeping an open mind in search for the truth.

And we must be flexible for the generations to come, so that they can be taught to recognize the need; creating in them the ability to adapt to the ideas of others, and use those resources to fit an array of uses, personal needs, and godly duties.

Creativity has always depended on openness, but in order to make it work, we must change our attitude, and recognize the difference it will make if we adhere to that change.

There are some really hard to deal with people in this increasingly difficult world who are stuck in their ways, but no matter the toughness, they too must change, in order to create an opportunity to become creatively useful.

When we welcome the ability to be flexible, we can be moved in directions other than our own, causing a whole new world to reveal its self, giving us an array of choices.  Something a rigid mind is incapable of.

The bible tells us the importance of getting outside of ourselves.  Proverbs 3:5 suggest that we; Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 

And Proverbs 14:6 tells us; A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.

So understand; We cannot do it alone, we need each other; coupled with the willingness to be honest.  Any changes in our mode of thinking for the betterment of others are critical in order to understand the world, the part we play in it, and its acceptability according to God’s Will.

“It’s Something to Think About.”

Lord, it is in Jesus name that we ask for you to give us guidance, so that we can make conscious choices for positive change.   Amen!

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Posted by on December 11, 2015 in Something To Think About



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Posted by on December 9, 2015 in Something To Think About



Time is our most precious resource, everything we do requires it.  The thing is, it moves in one direction; forward.

When it comes to time, save the excuses; it’s not about “having” time, it’s about making it.  If we’re smart it won’t take long before we realize the time will seem shorter if we are carelessly wasting it, and the only time we will have an Eternity is when we are in Heaven or Hell.

An optimist doesn’t worry about the world coming to an end today; they know it’s already tomorrow on the other side of the world, and God is already there.  The thing is, we waste more time than anything else in the world; The one thing we have the least of.

 Just so you know; Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills its pupils.”   H. L. Berlioz

How many times have we heard “Time is a great healer,” or “The greatest therapy for healing is time?”  What we rarely consider is, do we have enough time for that thing to happen?

As we all know time is not guaranteed, so waiting for it is senseless; as a matter of fact, it’s passing as we speak.  So, a productive waste of time is to figure out how to use it, then jump on the clock as if there is no tomorrow.

We cannot save time, speed it up, nor slow it down.  We cannot add to, diminish or dismiss it.  What we can do is put it to good use, it’s the only way we will accomplish anything worthwhile.

When lying on our backs refusing to do something beneficial, in time, because of time, you will soon regret it.  But, if you enjoyed wasting that time, then it was worth it.

FYI: When it comes to time, remember the end will come so keep in mind, “Focused action beats brilliance.”  Mark Sanborn

The Bible tries to enlighten us in Psalm 90:20 where it is written, Teach us to number each of our days so that we may grow in wisdom.  And, in Ephesians 3:1 we are told, There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven;   

Ephesians 5:11 warns us, Don’t waste your time on useless work, mere busywork, the barren pursuits or darkness.

At times, our time can have us running around like a “chicken with its head cut off.”  Don’t do it, it’s a waste of time, instead read the Bible, for it tells us in Philippians 4:6; Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God. 

Just so you know; Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow.  For what is your life?  It is even a vapor, that appear for a little time, and then vanishes.  James 4:14   KJV

Just like all our time does; It’s Something to think about.

Thank you Lord!  And it is in Jesus name that we pray for enough time for your will to be done in our lifetime, for we are slow to use it wisely.   Amen!

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