BOOK INFO: First Breath of Morning



I hope First Breath of Morning will be your devotional for starting 2019!

First Breath of Morning is an ideal tool as a Ministry Resource and would be great to have on hand to take with you on a hospital visit or to a nursing home, for the home bound, a women’s shelter, a local prison ministry, or other ministry outreach. If your church would like to place a bulk order, please contact me for details to order through my publisher at a very good price.  
Email: ksuecheek(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

 First Breath of Morning is multi-themed with 90 devotions in six chapters that portray a beautiful picture of our walk with God through drawing near, growing our relationship, leaning into His love, strengthening our faith, trusting Him through every circumstance, and praising Him in worship. This chapter format also makes it a good fit for book clubs and prayer groups. See chapter descriptions at bottom of page.

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What Others Are Saying: ENDORSEMENTS INCLUDE:

Kathy Cheek’s passion to just be with God, reaping the blessings of His presence, is spent in her devotionals, which read like a letter from a friend who personally knows Him. Page after page, I sensed my soul awakening to the yearning to be with God and found that He fully satisfies that pining with His love and delight.  Debbie Dickerson, Managing Editor, Mature Living, LifeWay Christian Resources

There is no better way to set the tone for your life than to be encouraged daily by God’s presence and power through His Word—especially when that encouragement comes from someone who has experienced His presence and power personally. First Breath of Morning will bring you face to face with His love, remind you of your hope, and equip you for your journey of faith with Him each day.  —Chris Tiegreen, devotional author of Hearing His Voice

Kathy Cheek’s First Breath of Morning is a wonderful way to begin each day in quiet contemplation (or to end each evening. If you are one who prefers evening devotions don’t let the title deter you!) The overarching theme of the devotional is stopping to quiet your heart and mind before God each day, and to intimately hear His voice of truth each moment. The author’s soothing prose and poetry, together with well-chosen scriptures, create a treasure of a book—and one that is physically beautiful enough to give as a gift.  Deborah Raney, Author of A Vow to Cherish and Reason to Breathe


Chapter One: Morning Invitation

Chapter One is about the importance of time quietly spent with the Lord, being still and knowing Him. This is not just about a focused “quiet time” which is also important, but those special moments each day when we purposely quiet ourselves to allow our hearts to draw near to Him and experience His presence in an intimate way.

Chapter Two: The Seeker 

Chapter Two expresses the results of our choice to spend regular time with the Lord, and finding that as we abide in Him, we will experience that closer relationship, and we will see Him work in our lives changing us and growing us and day by day making us more like Him.

Chapter Three: Deep Abiding Love 

Chapter Three is about God’s love for me, for others, and my love for Him, which grows deeper as I understand even more fully the depth of love He has for me. When we understand we are loved with an everlasting, unfailing love, we will feel secure in a world that offers very little security.

Chapter Four: Faith’s Journey 

Chapter Four emphasizes the core of all we believe and how we believe it, and that is our faith. By faith we receive Christ as our Lord and Savior, and from that day forward our lives must be lived by faith in so much that we cannot see, but know to be true because God’s Word tells us and His Spirit in us reminds us.


Chapter Five: Never Alone 

Chapter Five deals with the uncertainties we face and struggles we endure. It is important to emphasize that He is with us through it all and that we must believe this no matter what. The difficult times will test our faith, and God wants us to pass the test and go through the painful times trusting that He still loves us, and that He is working things that we may never comprehend, but to keep understanding that because of Him, we are never alone. 

Chapter Six: Worship 

Chapter Six is pure praise for who God is and for all He’s done for me. This final chapter is an expression of delight in my Lord for whom I live in awe of every day. Praise is the overflow of a heart in step with God.

First Breath of Morning is published by Elk Lake Publishing and represented by Credo Communications.