Seeds to Harvest By

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

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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Getting Out of the Boat

    Have you ever wanted to do something really radical for the Lord, yet felt inadequate or even fearful? Well, for you who have been following our story for the past eleven years (as we have been praying to find a place to buy where we can hold small Go in Peace Weekends in […]

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Walking on the Water

Have you ever felt God calling you to do something greater with your life, yet you felt ill equipped or perhaps even terrified of the task? On our recent trip to Bulgaria (June 12th—30th) we asked one of our team members, Pastor Gilbert Silva (from Calvary Chapel Murrieta), to share the morning devotions for the […]

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Bulgaria Here We Come!

  Bulgaria We are excited for our upcoming trip to Bulgaria (June 12th to 30th). Bulgaria, here we come–again! While there we will be scouting out the land, as well as, hosting our FIRST couples retreat which we are really excited about. Our theme for the retreat: The Most Excellent Way.   And now I […]

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