• A Love Jones,  Sheryl's Pearls Blog

    A Yellow Kind of Love

    A Yellow Kind of Love Pink is the fairytale the world reads to young girls at bedtime: princess sitting pretty in palace window as a knight in shining armor scales the castle wall in pursuit of her love. Sweet dreams of candy hearts and Mylar balloons. Schoolgirl crushes that blush their secret. As a young woman, you long for Red’s romance. The ruby necklace gifted as the perfect accessory to Julia Roberts’ stunning gown in Pretty Woman. Long-stemmed roses as the dinner table’s centerpiece, long-stemmed wine glasses that clink a toast to forever. With maturity comes an appreciation for Yellow.…

  • A Faith Walk,  Sheryl's Pearls Blog

    Marvels and Misfits

    The past year was one of marvels and misfits. In mid-September, I penned an emotional entry in my prayer journal. It had been more than a year since I left stable employment on a spiritual journey to an undisclosed place…

  • A Faith Walk,  Sheryl's Pearls Blog

    To and Fro

    To and fro. Those three small words have been heavy on my mind lately. For more than half of my life, I have held a negative view of “to and fro.” Sermons and songs have drummed into my head that…

  • This Thing Called Life

    Closed Mouths

    Every once in a while, I cross paths with someone with a brand of audacity that I observe with an odd combination of disdain and admiration. Yesterday was one of such occasions. When I approached the checkout section at the…

  • A Love Jones,  Sheryl's Pearls Blog

    What Marriage Is Not

    Everyone has an ideal. Whether married, divorced, single-and-hoping, or single-and-running, everyone has a picture of how marriage should look.  Time and glimpses into actual marriages have taught me that the reality of marriage often differs from pre-wedding expectations. In some…