My name is Cheryl Marshall.  I am a Christian–a sinner saved by God’s grace alone . . . through faith alone . . .  in Christ alone.  I am also a wife and mother.  My sweetheart is Phillip Marshall, professor of Biblical Languages at Houston Baptist University, and I have the privilege of homeschooling our three beautiful, but exhausting (!), children.  When I look back over the past 41 years, I realize that the year I turned five was probably the most significant year in my life.  I faced my first crossroads early!  First, that was the year I began taking piano lessons, and ever since then music has been a major part of my life.  I attended The Master’s College (Santa Clarita, CA) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY) where I received my degrees in music/piano, and I currently teach piano privately (  Second, and more importantly, that was the year the Lord saved me.  He is my God, Savior, Helper, Keeper, and Lover of my soul. Throughout the years, His Spirit has taught me much by applying His Truth to my mind, heart, and life. He has also blessed me with many people (parents, family, friends, pastors, professors, and authors) who have taught me, by word and example, the truth of the Bible.  I love Him, I love what He has to say to us, and it is one of the greatest joys of my life to share His Word with others.  I am reminded of the crossroad Peter faced when Jesus asked the disciples if they would turn away from Him like many others had.  With complete abandonment, Peter answered, “Lord, to whom shall we go?  For You have the words of eternal life!” (John 6:68).  There was no other place to go.  And there is no other place to go today, for as Peter wrote several years later in the first chapter of II Peter, God has “granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness.”  Are you at a crossroad?  If you want truth, if you want answers, if you want wisdom, and if you want the clarity and power to live as your Creator intended, then look no further than God’s Word.  He will show you the way.

2 thoughts on “Crossroads

  1. Greetings Cheryl, it’s nice to meet you. I’ve known Phillip since I was in the third grade in Long Beach, MS. I find it very interesting how the world and the Lord shapes our lives and leads us to the places we find ourselves.

    I congratulate you on the blog and being a self employed stay at home mom. I’m working diligently to get the same opportunity for my wife. She wants to be able stay at home and work on her books and I want her to be able to help her do that.

    Anyway, keep the blog going and good luck in all of your endeavors.


  2. Mike–What a wonderful surprise to see you here! I trust and pray that God will quickly grant you and your wife the desire of your hearts. How funny to see how, through all the twists and turns of our lives since childhood and away from each other, God has brought us back to similar places right here! Give our love to your family, and I hope that you and your family may receive rich encouragement from the things you read here. Blessings on you!


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