Meet Carlie Kercheval

Meet Carlie!

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Jesus Lover | Wife | Author | Mother | Speaker


My name is Carlie Kercheval, the visionary and founder of Managing Your Blessings. I am a sinner saved by God’s unfailing LOVE and GRACE. Christ is my first love and everything I have that is good, I have found in Him. Yes, you could say that I am one of those, “Jesus Freaks” that would be an accurate descriptor of me.

I am married to Michael, the love of my life. I met Michael back in 1998 during our undergraduate studies while attending Washington State University. We both graduated in May of 2000 and were married in June of 2000. Needless to say, the year 2000 was a wonderful year for me – to say the least! Together Michael and I have five precious children. Three of them are here with us on Earth, and two of our babies are at home with the Lord. I am a blessed stay-at-home homeschoolin’ mama to our three precious children, and wouldn’t have it any other way.

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I am proud of my husband for responding to God’s call to selflessly serve our great nation! My husband has served 5 year-long combat tours overseas and we are so ever grateful to our mighty and merciful God for bringing him home safely to us. Nothing is too hard for our God! Here is our homecoming video from our last deployment – it is an amazing testimony of God’s love.

Here is a Walmart commercial our family was featured in for Veteran’s Day last year. You will see myself, husband, and middle son at the very end.

I have been through a lot in my 38 years on this Earth, from severe abuse (mental/emotional and physical) to violence to poverty to drug addiction. Let’s just say that my life prior to Christ was NOT pretty. But the wonderful news is, that when I met my Lord Jesus Christ, I found out that my ugly past could be made new!

Whoever is a believer in Christ is a new creation. The old way of living has disappeared. A new way of living has come into existence.
{2 Corinthians 5:17}

In all of this newness of life, I have found the love that I had always been seeking. The TRUE LOVE that can ONLY BE FOUND in CHRIST JESUS. I am not only a Holy Spirit filled, born again, believer of Jesus – but I am also honored to share in accomplishing His will any way that I can upon this Earth. And the main way He wants us to fulfill our purpose is to obediently serve and WALK IN LOVE while being good stewards of His blessing entrusted to us! Amen!

And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
{1 John 3:23}

But whoever keeps his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: by this we know that we are in him.
{1 John 2:5}

As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
{1 Peter 4:10}

Today I stand here proud to proclaim my love for Christ. I love to wake up every day to his tender mercies and proclaim that our Savior LIVES!

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
{Romans 6:8-11}

***You can learn even more about me by reading my testimony.


Other projects you can see me working on…

LTSL-iTunes-1400x1400-Final WITH LTSL URLLearning to Speak Life Podcast – My husband Michael and I invite you to come and listen and subscribe to our new podcast exclusively on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network. On our show we’ll talk about the biblical truths surrounding the importance of speaking life-giving words no matter the circumstance. This information is relevant for new believers as well as the seasoned saints as no one has their tongue under control. If you need continued encouragement in this area (which we all do) we hope you will join us for an episode! You can catch a new episode every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. You can also subscribe to the podcast via iTunes.



LTSL-Fruit-of-the-Spirit-for-iPadMy husband and I published our first book last year on Kindle and in paperback: Learning to Speak Life™: Fruit of the Spirit Family Devotional.  This fun new 9-week family Bible study is geared for families with young children ages 3-9. It examines the fruit of the Spirit according to Galatians 5:22-23 – teaching children how to speak God’s life-giving words in place of words that tear down and destroy. We believe that if your family takes the time to work through our devotional, that you will see increased family unity and more intimate relationships as a result of speaking kinder words to one another. There is no limit to the amazing things God can do in a heart that is speaking positive words!



Frugal MomIn 2013, I founded Today’s Frugal Mom. This site is a website that is inspired by a lifetime of frugal living where I share practical tips for saving money. I am proud to be a 4th generation frugal living mom that has seen what “frugal” looks like over 4 generations of amazing women. Even though they are no longer with me, my great-grandmother’s are my inspiration for this website. If you are looking to become debt free, I think you will be very happy you found Today’s Frugal Mom!



So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler?™I started my first successful website, So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler?, in May of 2011. This site has since merged into Managing Your Blessings. Our family has been called by God to walk the path of home education and we love it. I’ve been homeschooling our three precious children since birth and have over a decade of experience in this are of our life. I am very grateful for the loyal Facebook community and readership that has formed through SYCYAH.