MARCH 20th

BOOK BLURB:  Have you ever stopped to consider that the gifts and abilities you were born with came from somewhere… were handpicked for you from Someone? 

Every one of us is born with a purpose, an opportunity to be used of God in the areas that He gifted us. I love that every like and dislike, dream and goal that we hold dear weren’t happenstance: the God of the Universe took the time to lovingly knit us together with those distinct specifications because He created us and declared mankind to be very good. 

I believe that God gets joy out of watching us discover and then perfect the strengths He designed inside each of us. I think He’s even happier when we choose to use those gifts for His purpose. Join me in these pages as I share how God helped me discover my passions to be used for His glory. 

ABOUT AUTHOR: Cheri Swalwell is a Christ follower who thoroughly enjoys her calling to be a wife, mother, and writer, in that order. She enjoys writing regularly for Book Fun Magazine and LIFE TO THE FULLEST. Her Spoken from the Heart Series is available through Deeper Shopping in both eBook and paperback versions. To read one of her many articles on life from a Christian perspective, visit her blog at: She loves to interact with her readers, so send her an email at or "like" her on Facebook:

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1. Have any of you taken a test that shows your gifting and/or jobs you'd be good at? If so, what surprised  you about the results?

2. In dealing with life and it's challenges; what has surprised you? What did you handle you never thought you'd handle?

3. What scripture verses to you cling to?

4. What gives you joy? Peace in the middle of the storm?



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One of my favorite Bible verses is Joshua 1:9: "Do not be afraid or discouraged for I, the Lord your God, am with you wherever you go."  What a comfort in so many circumstances. 

I agree.  That's a favorite verse of our sons too!  :)



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I hold on to Proverbs 3:5-6. It has kept me from going off the deep end and having a panic attack. I remember that God is in control and because of that I do not have to understand everything. I just have to trust him. 

Amen to that!  I need to get that message from my head into my heart always, not just sometimes.  Thanks for the encouragement and reminder, Sonetta!

Congratulations on winning!  I will send the book ASAP! 

Thank you, Cheri. I am going to gift this book to someone if that is okay with you. 

Be still and know that I am God. This verse always soothes me and immediately calms my every time I say/think it.

God gave me this verse last year and hasn't given me another one to replace it yet. It's become one of my favorites as well!  So much depth in this "little" verse.  :)

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 

"For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you." Isaiah 41:13

The Jeremiah verse is my parents and my daughter special verse.

God gave me Isaiah 41:13 about five years ago.  Love that verse too!  Thanks for sharing!

1. When I was in 9th grade we took a test in English class to see what would be our ideal job. Mine was sales. Maybe that's because I enjoy talking to people so much. I was surprised at the time but not so much now. Thanks for the chance to win.


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