I’m Cheryl Barker and I live in Coffeyville, KS. Since my heart’s desire is to refresh spirits and nourish souls, I’m so grateful God is allowing me to do that very thing through my writing. 

I majored in English at Pittsburg State University and taught for a couple of years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. I started freelance writing when my girls were teenagers, and now many years later my husband Don and I love being grandparents to two sets of lively twin boys (born in 2015 and 2016.) One set for each daughter. Life is full—and good! I also love to take photos, enjoy friends and family, read, sing, and indulge in daily doses of chocolate.

I write nonfiction and am the author of Mother of the Bride—Refreshment and Wisdom for the Mother of the Bride and am currently at work on a Christmas devotional book.My work has also appeared in compilation books, magazines, other publications, and in Blue Mountain Arts greeting cards, gift books, and calendars. I hope you’ll check out my inspirational blog and also my Mother of the Bride Blog on my website. I’d love for you to subscribe to my free quarterly inspirational newsletter Life Notes as well (includes a giveaway in every issue.) Contact me at cheryl@cherylbarker.net to sign up.

I’ve been a member of FCW since 2006. It is well worth the drive I make each month because FCW provides me with inspiration, instruction, networking opportunities, and the much-needed fellowship and encouragement of fellow writers. I currently serve as Chaplain for our group. Feel free to contact me with prayer needs or concerns.

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