Cheryl Magness joins Steph and Tiffany to talk about her decade’s long journey of serving as primary caregiver for her aging mother. Listener – whether you’re in a season of caretaking for elderly parents, or whether that seems too far down the road, we want to encourage you to take a listen. Cheryl has written extensively on this topic and brings much wisdom to the conversation of vocation, the parent-child relationship, sacrificial love for one’s family, and how to faithfully observe the Fourth Commandment even when the role of caretaking has shifted.
Resources from this episode:
- Find LadyLike: Living Biblically at cph.org/p-28440-LadyLike-Living-Biblically.aspx
- Find Luther’s Large Catechism at cph.org/p-572-Luthers-Large-Catechism.aspx
- Access Luther’s “All Become One Cake” sermon at files.lcms.org/dl/f/AEBCF887-0C81-47AB-B791-F22B758D837F
Bio: Cheryl Magness is managing editor of Reporter, the official newspaper of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). In addition to Reporter, she has written for a variety of print and online publications, including The Federalist, Salvo, Touchstone, Sister Daughter Mother Wife, and The Lutheran Witness. She is a contributor to the book He Restores My Soul from Emmanuel Press and has degrees in piano performance (B.M., University of North Texas) and English (B.S., University of North Texas; M.A., University of Houston). She has taught English at both the secondary and college level and spent many years working as a piano accompanist for local schools and community musical organizations.
Cheryl grew up in Texas, which is also where she met her husband, Phillip. Phillip is a director of parish music who is currently serving a dual call as cantor at Village Lutheran Church in Ladue, Mo., and LCMS missionary to French-speaking West Africa. Phillip and Cheryl have three adult children: Trevor, married to Amalia; Caitlin; and Evan. When not writing, editing, or spending time with her family, Cheryl enjoys playing piano for her church and for chapel at the LCMS International Center.
Not all the views expressed are necessarily those of the LCMS; please discuss any questions with your pastor.
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