Recent Reviews for Cherie J Drew
The Widow's Might (Book) - 8/21/2007 6:49:17 AM|
Sounds like a much-needed book! Hopefully, it also discusses moving beyond bereavement and opening your heart to the possibility of new love. If so, this book would pair perfectly with my own book about falling in love with, and marrying, a widowed person!
The Widow's Might (Book) - 12/12/2006 3:25:54 AM
It is like the proverbial elephant in the room. And of all the fine "specialty ministries" that exist today no one has truly spoken clearly and passionately about the spiritual, emotional, and very personal effects of widowhood.
When we say "until death do us part," the thought that we may have to someday bury the love of our lives is the farthest thing from our minds. But sadly enough, if the Lord delays His coming, widowhood is not only possible- it is a quite probable.
In this thoughtful, provocative, and extremely insightful book, Dr. Brown expresses a compassionate bed-side manner as she provides us a road map for facing life after one of its most tender terminal points: the death of a spouse.
May this book bring you insight, and if necessary, help you heal from the permanency of your widowhood. But more importantly, my prayer is that you will discover The Widow's Might. Thank you Dr. Brown! The world has been waiting for this book.
Pastor Hart Ramsey
On Behalf of a Grateful Nation (Short Story) - 3/11/2012 4:20:18 PM
beautifully written. we do not honor our soldiers, our troops, our protectors, our fathers as our community, our families, ourselves should. your voice was clear and i felt it.
Hope for the Holidays (Short Story) - 5/6/2011 5:41:59 AM
This is an inspiring story, Cherie, and a great message. Would it perhaps be easier to read with some paragraph spacing? My eyes tended to jump from line to line - but it could be my age!
Memorial Day 2012 (Short Story) - 5/27/2009 11:23:28 PM
You are one brave and strong woman.
May The Lord Bless You abundantly.
John Michael Domino
Breakfast for One (Short Story) - 5/27/2009 11:18:23 PM
A beautiful write, straight from the heart.
May God bless you and keep you in His care.
Memorial Day 2012 (Short Story) - 5/24/2008 5:57:52 PM
God bless you! Thank you for remembering our veterans! :)
REMEMBER SEPTEMBER 11th (Short Story) - 9/11/2007 7:30:43 AM
First of all, I'm sorry for your loss(es). One, hard enough, to bury two: can't imagine.
Secondly, I am a Veteran: the daughter of, the sister of, the neice of, the cousin of, as well as one, myself. A lot of military history in our family. Your story conveys the pride of serving our Nation honorably, and the terrible toll exacted on some.
Thank you for penning this stirring rendition. I'd like to track you, to not miss another word.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. USAF, 1983-85
REMEMBER SEPTEMBER 11th (Short Story) - 9/11/2007 6:39:03 AM
This country is made to feel proud and strong through women as you who have stood within the forefront of a price than is paid for many who live within the comforts of freedom and democracy. I can only offer my condolences for yourself and your family who have surpassed beyond the call of ...Duty, Honor, and Country. Families as yours will be within the prayers of citizens who can only offer a small thank you for your bravery.
I am positively sure that your two husbands bravely and honoraby lived with the same philosophy of Life, Liberty, and Justice. They as the many military personnell throughout this country deserve our prayers and our support for as long as Freedon reigns.
I believe in our country and all it pertains. May God Bless You and Your Family for all you have given.
Love and Peace.....
Art Sun and Morning Star
REMEMBER SEPTEMBER 11th (Short Story) - 9/11/2007 5:01:39 AM
God bless you, and God bless America again! May we never forget!
Thank You Veterans The Folded Flag (Short Story) - 9/7/2007 8:12:16 AM
As a casualty assistance officer who has presented the flag to a widow, I could only imagine the grief and thoughts going through the fresh widow's mind. Now I know.
This story is very powerful and must be published because the truth of war cannot be overshadowed by the propaganda of bravery and sacrifice so often revered in the media.
What happens after the ceremony must also be revealed. How does a person pick themselves up and move on in life? Please publish the complete story.
A Widow's Guide to Finances (Short Story) - 8/11/2007 4:23:08 PM
Good advice. Outstanding of you to share with others...Jerry
Permission to Grieve (Short Story) - 2/19/2007 10:17:20 AM
Thank you so very much for introducing me to the website ..It is great and you are so right with your candid and Passinate views on grieving.
Mourning Joy (Short Story) - 1/4/2007 1:32:00 PM
Memorial Day 2008 (Article) - 5/25/2008 2:13:19 AM
(((HUGS))) and prayers~
God bless YOU, and thank YOU for your husband's service. God bless his memory, and I choose to remember!
Happy Memorial Day! Let's not forget our brave men and women, and the sacrifices paid so we could be free!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Memorial Day 2008 (Article) - 5/24/2008 6:34:45 PM
I know what you are going through and it is not easy. You stood proud at his grave and accepted the flag with honor and now have to proceed on with your life with many memories and keep things together for your Children's sake. I sympathyze with you and find it hard to encourge you to go on because you now need time to grieve.
A salute to the Wives and Widows of our Veterans The Folded Flag (Article) - 5/24/2008 4:56:55 PM
I understand though i live in Canada 'Lest we forget all those who have died in any war as Churchill said 'How much we owe to so few'
Memorial Day 2008 (Article) - 5/24/2008 4:53:38 PM
Your memorial Day and our November the 11th - Lest we forget
A salute to the Wives and Widows of our Veterans The Folded Flag (Article) - 7/27/2007 12:47:58 PM
This article shows the good, the great, and the excellent part of all that is wonderful about America ... its people. Your loved ones have made ultimate sacrifices so human beings around the world can have freedom, tranquility, and Democracy. I thank you, I thank them ... I thank God!
A salute to the Wives and Widows of our Veterans The Folded Flag (Article) - 4/23/2007 7:24:03 AM
God bless our fighting men and women, and God bless you for writing th is moving article! Very well done; brava!
How You Can Help the Grieving (Article) - 2/9/2007 10:47:24 PM
Sharing this with the founder of WEA (Women Entrepreneurs of America). I'm sure she'll be most interested in promoting your work to all the current and growing chapters in the country.
cynth'ya lewis reed
Strength for Widows from the Bible (Article) - 1/9/2007 11:25:45 AM
What a beautiful write, very informative, thank you for sharing. You are a strong woman.
Blessings always, continue to keep the Faith.
Every Church employee must read (Article) - 11/24/2006 8:19:27 AM
I'm going to be losing my indoor pet habit. I've found that keeping a bird feeder is less intrusive.
Divorced (Poetry) - 3/10/2012 10:46:55 AM
Amen! This little poem is just lovely, Cherie!
Divorced (Poetry) - 8/10/2011 5:38:05 PM
Thanks for putting my thoughts into words.
Divorced (Poetry) - 10/19/2010 12:45:44 PM
Thank you for the poem, it certainly tells the story of so many experiences many have had. I also enjoyed reading your brief bio, your accomplishments and of course, I saddened at your losses.
Thurman L Faison
Divorced (Poetry) - 5/19/2010 7:25:48 AM
Well written and I can relate.
Divorced (Poetry) - 1/5/2010 5:47:44 AM
Very well written, Cherie
Divorced (Poetry) - 9/29/2009 7:13:16 PM
I been through just what you say in 1984. Thanksfully I found a second hubby who did not divorce me, but died on me. Oh well, no #3, noone to watch go downhill but myself.
Divorced (Poetry) - 11/15/2008 9:17:01 AM
Whew that there could cut grits! I like the broad and the indepth look at all factors that can keep a relationship from growing placed throughout the piece. It was like saying you could have sugar if you at least try but if you walk away and don't give a damn about change all you're gonna get is low fat salt. I would have to agree that divorce is based on a lack of compromise and sacrifice. Ironically if people fail to sacrifice and come to a compromise you really do compromise your relationship and perhaps sacrifice the one thing you love the most ini the end. That's interesting and some very power packed point sista! Write on sista and keep spreading the words of wisdom.
Divorced (Poetry) - 7/31/2008 8:34:44 AM
Deeply moving and spiritually uplifting.
You have GOD gifted talen all wrapped in a poerful loving package.
Keep on writing poetry like this and I will be your #1 FAN!
Yours in Christ,
PS: My first wife died of cancer and it took over 20yrs. to write about our experiences during the last days of her life. I have the short story on my Author's Den website. Please visit when you have time. Thank You!
Divorced (Poetry) - 3/5/2008 8:26:13 PM
Truth spoken in Christ's love. May the Lord be glorified and many hearts healed as they read your offering.
Good work, Cherie!
In Christ alone -Zach
Divorced (Poetry) - 1/2/2008 9:56:59 AM
Divorced (Poetry) - 11/15/2007 4:40:06 PM
I loved your line, "You wanted victory but you wouldn't fight the battle" This speaks volumes! I am looking forward to you posting some more poems. This was excellent!
Divorced (Poetry) - 10/3/2007 7:53:44 PM
So much universal truth in this poem.
Divorced (Poetry) - 9/13/2007 4:33:57 PM
Power, filled with truth and sadness... wishing you well...
Divorced (Poetry) - 4/25/2007 12:49:50 PM
So very true. It's always a two way street ane if one's not willing to give it just doesn't work.