Category Archive: non-fiction

May 16


“I do it.” My daughter, Kyara, was a toddler, and she had discovered her independence. She wanted to do everything by herself. Get dressed, climb in and out of the car, seat herself at the table, feed herself. All of it. I let her try, of course, even though I knew I could do it …

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May 29

Writing A New Me

Today I am participating in the Writing Contest: How Writing Has Positively Influenced My Life, hosted by Positive Writer. Chronic illness takes, and takes, and takes. I lost more than my health when I became sick almost nine years ago. I lost dear friendships. I watched a budding career slip away. I missed proud mama …

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May 27

Audacious Advice

“The articles selected for this book are the most popular blog posts from Positive Writer and many other bloggers blogging on the Craft of writing. “This is not your typical book. The work is down-to-earth in a way that is refreshing, encouraging and ultimately, we hope, inspiring. ” (Excerpt. Introduction: The Magnificent Art of Writing) …

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May 08

For the Birds

A cacophony of bird song lilts to my ears as I step outside in the morning air. I sit on the top step, waiting for my dog, Wesley, to do his business. My eyes fly to the trees, to the edges of the yard, trying to put faces to voices. A red-breasted robin hops in …

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Apr 01

Amazed by Grace by Sheri Dew

What is grace? What difference can grace make in our lives? How does the Savior make His power available to us? And what must we do to gain access to that power? In Amazed by Grace, Sheri Dew discusses each of those important questions, exploring a topic that she describes as being central to the …

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Mar 25

Sacramental Reflections: Feasting at the Lord’s Table by Truman G. Madsen

These devotional reflections from the heart of Truman Madsen can help bring you face to face with yourself as you prepare to meet Christ at the sacrament table each week. Each page explores a separate idea pertaining to the sacrament and gives insights into the events surrounding the Last Supper, the Atonement, and the Crucifixion. …

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Mar 18

Real Moms by Lisa Valentine Clark

“I didn’t have gold shoes, and I didn’t have time to go shopping, but I thought I could just spray-paint some heels I owned that I never really wore. I spray-painted them and tried them out for three hours at church where they held up perfectly. I felt pretty good about myself. ‘Suckers who buy …

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