Magnificent Messmaker

I am SHEryl, Magnificent Messmaker!

Unmasked and imperfectly me, messes and all!

I’m ready to make a mess! Say what I mean to say. Dare to dream my way.

Give life to my VISION today.

Anybody want to join me?

No perfection. Just Messes. Laughs. Learning. Encouragement. Hope. Help.

This is my MESSage, my story.

My Godsend friend, colleague, and coach, Kate Larsen, and I talked about my dreams and vision in late 2017. I shared about some things God had placed in my heart. She sensed my excitement and recognized the need for what I aspire to do. She also detected my reluctance to take action that required me to speak or present before groups. As we engaged in deeper conversation, I spoke of my fear of publicly messing up, partly because people express their view of me as being polished and having it all together. Reality is that I often don’t feel that way, so I try to hide it.

I told Kate about recent experiences in which I felt my adequacy was challenged. My feelings were self-imposed with my pride hurt as much as anything. I will talk more about pride another time. For now, I will say that I am a work in progress! She said to me something along the lines of, “It sounds like you need to get out there and make some messes!” I instantly responded with utmost excitement, “Yes, I need to make some messes, magnificent messes!” without thinking about what that really meant other than I am what has come to be a Magnificent Messmaker for good reason.

After our conversation, I let Kate know the one word that epitomized how I felt at that moment, BRAVE. It did not mean that I was no longer afraid or apprehensive, instead, that I would no longer be held back or bound by fear of showing up as my unmasked self. It meant that I would take steps, even leaps, toward fulfilling what God has called me to do despite any concern about my inadequacies, shortcomings, and insecurities. I even became willing to vulnerably have my failures exposed! After all, those terms are relative, presenting opportunity for fresh perspectives. I know this new way to journey forward will build my character and ability to better handle future situations.

I realize that making messes is a necessary part of life. It’s how we bounce back and learn about our messes that matter and make a difference. We (yes, we) sometimes want to pristine clean our messes. In doing so, we clean the MESSage out of our story that could bless someone else’s life. Rather than be hard on myself because I sometimes deal with fear, I have decided to be fearLESS for now. It might be psychological, but it surely feels like progress! I have so much to share and look forward to meeting you back here. Stay tuned in.


I am.

Bold. Brave. Courageous. Real.


My heart’s desire is to live my life in service to God in a way that blesses others. I pray that my MESSage encourages and inspires you to be, do, live, and give your best. No settling.

Know that at the heart of our MESSages is the

Triple Threat: Transparency. Transformation. Transition.

It’s all good!

Lovingly & Faithfully Me, Sheryl

7 thoughts on “Magnificent Messmaker

  1. Oh, how I love your message! Here’s to enjoying the journey. I’m great at making messes too. Your authenticity, courage, bravery and transparency are inspiring.

    1. Hello Bridgette,

      Thank you! I am glad you love it. I appreciate your loving-kindness, humility, and inspiration along this journey. I appreciate you!

  2. Your MESSage is inspirational. It motivates me to be more open about my insecurities and feelings of inadequacy. This is a great message to share with other women. Thanks for being so brave and leading the way!

    1. Hello Erika,

      I am thankful for your encouragement and support. It is interesting how something so seemingly (on the surface) simple can be quite a feat for someone, namely me! It’s all good, though. The best is yet to come!

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