My HelloMornings Story

My HelloMornings Story: Cheli – More of Him, Less of Me

By January 22, 2016 January 24th, 2016 2 Comments

CheliMy family and I live in Orlando, FL. I juggle the roles of wife, mom, homeschool teacher, homeschool co-op administrator, and boss of my at-home business.





What does your morning look like?

I strive to wake up at 5:15 a.m. and go to bed at 11 p.m.  To be honest, this has been difficult lately, but I am taking new steps to make this a reality. On a perfect morning, I have exercised before HelloMornings because I am more awake when I pray if I have exercised first. I am usually somewhere between sweaty mess and showered for my HelloMornings. Breakfast is after HelloMornings. My favorite is a scrambled egg and cheese sandwich on an English Muffin. Coffee. HelloMornings and coffee are a dynamic duo. I mix it up for the weekend routine.


What does your HelloMornings time look like?

I have been part of the HelloMornings Challenge Facebook group for 3 1/2 years. My YouVersion app for looking up scripture in several translations, Blue Letter Bible app, HelloMornings printouts, journal, and a pen are part of my routine. I don’t have a favorite type of pen or journal. I just use what I have available. I love music, but I do not incorporate it into my HelloMornings time. Exercise is part of my routine because I know how important it is to stay healthy.  I have a favorite Pilates DVD I use, or I love to walk. I get up early enough that my middle school aged daughters aren’t up.  I love the quiet. Over the course of 3 1/2 years, the biggest thing that has changed in my HelloMornings is the connection I feel to the ladies in my group, and I know more than ever how important my regular time with Jesus is.


What are some words of wisdom you have for our HelloMornings community?

When I have a missed morning, I take great comfort in Lamentations 3:22-23, the Lord’s mercies are new every morning. The hardest part of HelloMornings for me is getting up when it’s dark outside. My advice to someone just starting out with a morning routine is get started, give yourself grace, and let God transform you as you meet with Him.


Connect with Cheli:

If you have any questions for Cheli, please leave a comment below. Or if you’d like to get to know Cheli more, you can find her at any of the links below!

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Thank you, Cheli, for sharing YOUR HelloMornings story with us.


  • Alyse says:

    Thanks for introducing me to HMC! It has truly blessed my life and the ladies in my groups have grown so much through it!

    • Leann Sando says:

      Thanks for sharing, Cheli! I look forward to my Hello Mornings every day and love my group of ladies . Wish this SD girl was down in FL right now!! 😉☀️🌴

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