Seeds to Harvest By

Here are various blogs Cherie has written about her missionary work in Bulgaria and beyond.

Teen Week

Missionary Life

Ministry leaders, what is the busiest time of year for you? What do you do to get refreshed and refilled?   Summer time is the busiest time of year in our everyday missionary life. So although I’m currently working on a lot of great content for blog posts, none of them are ready to post. […]

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How did you make the meatballs?

American Hamburgers Patties for Good Old Fashioned Burgers

Recipe makes about 10 hamburger patties by Cherie Fresonke, @cheriefresonke With summer time upon us and living in a foreign land we often barbecue American Hamburgers at summer events and teen hangouts. For this reason, I’m constantly asked, “How did you prepare ‘the meatball’?” Which, in Bulgaria, is in reference to the hamburger patty. So […]

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Who to disciple?

Who to Disciple? And How to Begin?

Three simple steps to discover who to disciple By Cherie Fresonke, @cheriefresonke Do you have a heart to minister to the hurting, but aren’t sure where to begin? Do you wonder, who to disciple? Or perhaps, you are like many I work with who are a bit afraid to ask a person if they want […]

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Themed Retreat Notebooks

Retreat Themed Notebooks–Handmade–Simple to Do

Handmade Fabric Notebooks Are Easier Than You Think     by Cherie Fresonke, @cheriefresonke Do you want to know how to make cute notebooks for retreat that match your theme? One of my favorite things to do when planning a retreat is to make sure that every gift we give the women matches the theme. […]

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High Maintenance Person

How to Handle a High Maintenance Person in 6 Easy Steps

And Preserve Your Sanity in the Process     by Cherie Fresonke, @cheriefresonke Do you have a high maintenance person in your life? Do you groan when you see that person’s name on your caller ID? Or perhaps, you want to run the other way when you see that person walking towards you? Does it […]

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Disciple the Hurting

Learn How to Disciple the Hurting in 4 Easy Steps

Practical Advice by Cherie Fresonke @cheriefresonke Do you have a heart to disciple the hurting? Are people always coming to you to share their burdens, but you feel inadequate? Below are 4 easy steps that can point you in the right direction. But first, let’s talk about what may be holding you back.     Many […]

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Easter in Bulgaria

Easter in Bulgaria – Who Was Wrong? The Drunk or the Priest?

Village life is always interesting, and with Easter approaching we were eager to attend our first Saturday Evening Easter Service at the little Orthodox Church in our village.     Though the evening didn’t end the way we expected. Instead, we walked home wondering what would Jesus have done in the same situation. But before […]

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Overcome Laziness

How to Overcome Laziness in Seven Practical Steps

by Cherie Fresonke @cheriefresonke Laziness. Is this something you struggle with? Have you ever wondered how to break the lack of initiative and be more productive?     Or perhaps you’re like me. When I’m overwhelmed with everything that needs to be accomplished I’m clueless where to begin. So I error on the side of laziness. If you […]

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Hope

Dreams and Reality

  by Cherie Fresonke @cheriefresonke Do your dreams and reality match? Or has reality pushed your dreams into outer space?   I must admit when my dreams and reality don’t quite line up I can get discouraged. So how do we look past the discouragement and find hope for daily living?   After countless hours of dreaming and eleven […]

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Trusting God as We Move to Bulgaria

  In the book of Hebrews we learn that Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith (see Hebrews 12:2). Last Friday morning as Keith and I were getting ready to depart for our move to Bulgaria I kept thinking about how one chapter in our lives was ending and a new one was […]

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