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About Norvie L. Cherry

Hello, my name is NORVIE L. CHERRY, I am a 3rd stage Breast Cancer Survivor, Storyteller, Motivational Speaker, Blogger and Published Author. I have written a book, "I Survived 60 Years to Get Cancer,Then Kill it/The Norvie L. Cherry Story." The book is based on my own personal experiences. I started this blog because I have a couple of things to say. NOW that will be a hoot since I have a robust sense of humor. I love a good story and I love telling one. Enjoy! Purchase book at: xulonpress.com Join website at: norvielcherry.com, or e-mail me at: norviep2@att.net

DID YOU KNOW #32? ADVICE WE CAN USE?

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ADVICE WE CAN USE?

If anyone ever tells you to Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than Believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work?  William Ward Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 3, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

YOU’RE NOT LUCKY, YOU’RE BLESSED!

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YOU’RE NOT LUCKY, YOU’RE BLESSED!

The dictionary tells us Luck happens without regard to one’s will, intention, or desired results.  That definition sounds like The Grace of God to me, from whom all blessing flow, plus we can’t do anything without him.  (John 15:5 KJV)

I believe What is for you is for you, and as far as Luck is concerned, I believe it’s never Luck or Fate that will Bless you, it’s God and He has given us a wonderful opportunity for whatever.  The thing is, we have to be prepared to act on it.

Often those who choose not to believe in The Spirit, believe everything is a matter of The Luck of the draw.  I call it corruption, because in most cases, in order to get where we want to go it has to be done off the backs of others in this ever-changing World that represent so much injustice.

Listen up, the World may be ever-changing but Jesus Christ remains the same.

It took me years to come to terms about there is nothing unusual about the usual; it’s always something, and that something usually is the Devil, coupled with all we need is just a little luck.  That statement has opened a lot of doors to The Gates of Hell.  We know Satan is trolling for the weak who are depending on Luck to get them through.  Horse races, Vegas, etc.

Nowadays, we had better be willing to take a risk and some unusual steps or we’ll just have to settle for the ordinary, which is leaning to our own understanding.  Most know that is a bad idea and the Bible talks about it being one.  Read it here: Proverbs 3:5 KJV

I have been in situations where Luck wasn’t what I needed; I was in need of something bigger, like Favor from God in the form of Grace.  But, still knowing where our help comes from, often we will still choose luck.  Not me, I choose Jesus Christ while others claim they don’t need Him; they say they have all the luck in the world.  Well, we will see about that, but, with all that luck, I wonder why some are still complaining about everything.

For instance, a friend and I were listening to music when they claimed they were unlucky because they were born without rhythm.  My eyes just rolled back in my head as I smiled because I know if you have a heartbeat you have plenty of rhythms, whether they are irregular, fast or slow, it’s keeping a beat by the Grace of God, not Luck or a one-hit wonder. 

That’s just another reason to think before you speak.

I learned the hard way that I am no different from the masses; There was a time when I thought I was the luckiest person in the world too, but as it turned out, I wasn’t as lucky as I thought when I was diagnosed with 3rd Stage Breast Cancer.  This could have been an unlucky side effect of putting my faith in luck, instead of God.

It didn’t take long when I was battling cancer to know luck couldn’t sustain me.  So I strengthen my personal relationship with Jesus Christ and let go of that unhealthy relationship I had with luck.  See, through prior Christian Education, I knew I had access to The Highest Power there is, not some chance at the Poker Table of Life.  If you know Jesus Christ and he you, you know what am talking about.

No matter the opinions of others, I know one thing that is for sure, and that thing is, it wasn’t luck that saved my life.  It was God’s Grace, and that was all I needed.  Did you know The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck? 

What is for you come from God, not something we did or luck.  Shallow men believe in luck, strong men believe in cause and effect.  As for me, I am trying to get you to understand luck to be Blessings from God, that works best when coupled with preparation and taking advantage of those opportunities while using good strategy and Prayer

Knowledge, not luck, is a powerful tool wherever you get it from, and if it was not for knowledge, I wouldn’t be writing this Testimony.  I may think myself lucky at times but what I know is Am truly blessed.

You’re Not Lucky, You’re Blessed too, and that’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory!

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Posted by on January 18, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

AM DONE WITH RESOLUTIONS!

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AM DONE WITH RESOLUTIONS!

New year. New feels. New breathe. New chances. Same dreams, fresh starts. I dare you to believe in yourself. You deserve all things magic.  Feliz Ano-Novo

Happy New Year to you all, but I just want you to know that Am Done With Resolutions, I think.  Anyway, from now on instead of making unrealistic demands on myself, paired a bunch of promises I can’t keep, I plan to make some changes starting with putting in more than an effort to make a better life for myself and to stop making promises only God can deliver.

At the beginning of each New Year, most make Resolutions with the hope of improving their lives.  That makes sense to me because the New Year is like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written; the bonus is we have 365 new days and nights, coupled with 365 new chances to write that book.  It won’t be as easy as it sounds, especially if you’re still in love with your comfort zone; if so nothing will change.  

Let’s all begin the New Year with thanksgiving in our hearts by starting each day with gratitude.  Let us quit lying to ourselves about the Amma-Gonna’s and create more meaningful connections.  Let us choose to be happy as we focus and meditate on the positive, then believe it all will fall into place.

Let us stick to our goals and Know We can do nothing without God.  John 15:5  KJV   NOTHING!

Yep, from this day forward, Am Done With Resolutions, I’ll be Praying.  YOU?

Dear God, in the name of Jesus I pray to demonstrate in the years to come a healthy respect for the opinions of others while cultivating a stronger connections with You and my peers, to have the presence of mind to know I would be better off walking alone than with a big crowd going in the wrong direction.  Amen!

It’s Something To Think About!

Happy New Year and To God Be The Glory!

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Posted by on January 2, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

CHRISTMAS IS!

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Posted by on December 22, 2017 in Something To Think About

 

BUMP THAT, BE YOURSELF!

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BUMP THAT, BE YOURSELF!

I am a firm believer that our focus determines our reality, and fresh ideas are needed because old ways will not open new doors, so I try to stave off any distractions, knowing if I don’t I may not realize my purpose.

It has been said if life was written in the form of a test most would fail if peeking on someone else paper for answers.  This makes sense to me because common sense tells me everyone would have different questions because everyone‘s life is unique only to them.

You are original; besides, we should learn from our competitors not emulate themBump trying to be someone we’re not.  This is unnatural to our personal DNA; which happens to make us who we are.  Having the inability to be true to ourselves will create unnecessary problems and help to stop us from being who God made us to be…Being confident in yourself is one ingredient needed to meet that goal.

This glorious process called life screams for attention, and it certainly is a journey to be explored one day at a time.  But, in order for us to get a firm grip on who we are, Eleanor Roosevelt tells us: The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences

Eleanor hit the nail on the head but, the clock is ticking, so in reality I would dig a little deeper and take into consideration; Today is the only day we have, so live it like you never have before, because you haven’t, and live it like you never will again because you never will.

Today is your day no matter if you are stupid, dumb, funny or wise, be whoever you are while listening to your heart.  Don’t allow the world to define you.  Here is a little food for thought; You cannot change who you are, only what you do.  Phillip Pullman  Simply put, you don’t have to act like that (a pain in the asset).

Did anyone suggest to you or flat-out tell you-you had to fit in or look a certain way to be accepted?  If so, I am here to tell you that’s not true.  Frankly, that sounds as if someone is saying, I want to clone you into a mini-me.

You doing you according to the Will of God makes you one of the most sought after I want to be just like you persons on the planet.  God already has a plan that includes you being who He made you to be.  Your part is to Praise his name and follow his Commandments.  If you choose to do so, you will find there’s a no better you or place to be, which is another good reason to never stop being yourself.

FYI: Just in case you haven’t noticed; Everyone else has been taken anyway. 

You are a strong and creative person, let no one pressure you into this or that, but, before you make any decisions it’s best to have a Clean Heart.  Just know, What will come out is already there.  Some call it a slip of the tongue, I call it a slip of the Truth by the tongue.  It seems as if as hard as we may try we just can’t hide from ourselves. 

And keep in mind that being a creative you is not as hard as it seems.  The difficulty in being creative lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping the old ones.  John Maynard Keynes.   Perhaps we were built for change; how else can we proceed? 

The day is what we make it, and since we’re still talking about Bump That, Be Yourself, let me double-down on some truths.

It’s okay to be influenced by others just don’t steal their work, and get over those who choose to imitate your style, they are wishing they were just like you.  (I consider imitating me as undercover compliments.)  On top of that, they can never imitate your creativity.  

When it all boils down, whatever way we see ourselves, most still want to look good in their pictures, but hiding within the snapshot is one of the worst things we can do to ourselves.  Without knowing or defining who we are to ourselves make it almost impossible to peak in life.

In fact, Not knowing who we are as individuals, burdens us with low self-esteem and the ability to have proud moments.  So there is no advantage to playing someone else role in life, Bump That, Be Yourself and enjoy the Blessings God saturated only unto you, at birth. 

Just so you know, one way to be the best you, is to take a close look at those you instantly want to avoid..  

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory, and it is in Jesus name that we pray.

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I Survived 60 Years To Get Cancer, Then Kill It./The Norvie L. Cherry Story can be ordered at any physical bookstore or online at http://xulonpress.com/bookstore

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Posted by on December 14, 2017 in Something To Think About

 

GIVE ME MY FLOWERS?

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GIVE ME MY FLOWERS?

The clock has been ticking down on my life for quite some time now, and I am still wondering why is it so hard to praise those that have at least a few perfect gifts; like being kind, supportive, helpful, caring, concerned, a team player, etc…

We all have crossed paths with people from all walks of life and some of them traveled with us, but it seems as if in my world, the only stories we share are the ones full of gloom and doom.  Some folks love having a pity party.

From experience alone, I know there are plenty of grace stories that we can pull up from the road of life that deserves to be appreciated, which has me wondering why don’t we Praise God more often?  Some say they do all day long, the problem for me is when they do is it after getting through a hard time or something worst.

Where is the praise when it was just a good day?  

While Praising and Thanking God; which is mostly about asking for something; if this is not you step back.  I just want to know why don’t we elaborate on the good times with as much vigor and details as we do when things are going badly? 

Oh, I understand; I wouldn’t tell too many people my business either.  It’s a known fact that jealousy and coveting, including things I choose not to name, are running rampant these days, coupled with the means to carry evil to a whole new level.

Let’s blame it on The New Norm; The World full of scared and secretive people, causing most good news to be far and in-between.

It is what it is and everyone won’t get a ticker tape parade because of it, even when they have accomplished something special, it’s the regular guys I am talking about, you know them; me our friends and family, someone down the street or who we met in passing.  Why don’t we praise these living beings more often for the small things that are huge, like their character?

In order to lift ourselves and others up, we must interact with each other fairly, and as we all know a little pat on the back never hurt.  We have to do what we can when we can every chance we get because the Bible says: Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.  James 4:14  KJV

Since I am still here, some things have me baffled, for instance, why do we get together and feast in the presence of the dead, knowing they can’t participate or hear us?  This is not a fight, I just think we have it backward.  You have your opinions and am just speaking up about mine.  But…

Because of these types of questions, I now understand and believe the meaning of Give Me My Flowers Here On Earth. 

It’s Something To Think About!

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Posted by on November 30, 2017 in Something To Think About

 

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES?

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THE JOURNEY CONTINUES?

Everyone’s Earthly Journey starts at birth, but our Journey with God began long before then.  In Jeremiah 1:5 God said, Before I formed thee in the womb I knew thee.

Because of the direction, my Earthly Journey has taken, I now understand and believe past knowledge is there for future use, and not to be suppressed because of gut-wrenching personal reasons (rape, diseases, selfishness, etc.).  For some this means nothing.  They pride themselves on Woe Is Me.

I believe during our lifetime we experience things that are designed to benefit others as well as ourselves. The blessings come when we choose to share learned information from the School of Hard Knocks with others.  I am not one to say or claim things at the spur of the moment; I like to know what am talking about, so if I was to say to you, I have Been There and Done That, you had better believe I know how to fix that, change that, or live with that.  Some way or another, I am going to get that blankly right.

With prior experience, we have to have the ability to move forward in order to use and turn those unpleasant experiences into helpmates.  This can be manufactured by converting as much negative energy as possible into positive energy that pulsates with previous knowledge.  Most negative experiences carry a payload of useful information if you know how to access it; if not, Ask Somebody!  Especially someone who has knowledge of Jesus Christ and who is in the Church, but not there as a false witness.

Find a Bible Believing Bible, Bible Teaching Pastor or those like-minded in Christ.

Oftentimes, on our Journey, we keep running into the same dilemmas.  It’s possible that elephant in the room drama may not have been resolved?  Perhaps God is trying to tell you something?  The main reasons Preachers keep repeating themselves, is in hopes someone out there will finally understand.  But just in case you are listening and want to stop repeating that same pattern, do something different like Go To Church.

We need to get personal with Jesus so he can help us dodge the temptations of Sin throughout Our Journey.  He’s not going to help us if we don’t try to help ourselves, so I tend to lean towards Christ because those devils and devellets have a ton of UN-welcomed and UN-proven experiences that can bring us down.  Another reason I never take the advice from someone who has never experienced the situation.  You do you, I’ll do Jesus Christ who has done it all.

If we keep living, something unacceptable will happen, and when it does, I will go to my knees in prayer in order to gain control of self-defeating thoughts, plans, and actions that should have been let go of long ago, instead of hanging on to My Way.  With Christ I am better educated and able to move on to better times while helping others, coupled with defeating Satan at his own game.

Stay strong!  Win or lose Satan will still be waiting for the past to come roaring back in a moment of weakness; A perfect time to cry out to Jesus instead of using that other word.  🙂

Just by incorporating a Christ-like thought process, we can learn from our past, enabling times gone by to be useful in our current position.  So, I have concluded that all things good, especially the bad, can turn into Godly Gifts, even placed into divine order, as they bring about Great Worth to the hearers and believers of God’s Word, including ourselves as The Journey Continues…

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory!  It is in Jesus name that we pray.  Amen

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Posted by on November 13, 2017 in Something To Think About

 
 
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