Tag Archive: Nonfiction

May 09

DYT: Me, Type 3?

The moment I knew I was Type 3: The day after my makeover, I panicked. I felt like Cinderella at the stroke of midnight. Even before the Great Type 4 Purge of December, I had had very little clothes in Type 3 colors. I had to scramble to find something to wear. I needed a …

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May 07

I’mPossible by Jeff Griffin

Author Jeff Griffin spent his life working towards his dream of playing college football as a receiver. He was one step closer to fulfilling his dream until a construction accident left him broken and paralyzed from the waist down. As he picked through the shattered pieces of his dreams, he realized he had a decision …

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Apr 29

Weeds or Wildflowers?

My backyard is carpeted by wildflowers. Yellow, blue, and white mix in with the green grass. It feels like a mountain meadow to me. But to others, my wildflowers are nothing but weeds. I’m expected to eradicate them because otherwise, they’re just going to infect my neighbors’ lawns. Who decided which flowers were weeds and …

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Mar 18

More Than Angels

WARNING Trigger Alert   I remember the joy. I was finally old enough to take a bath on my own. I had washed my hair and underarms and private parts. The water was still warm, and I felt playful. I swooshed like a dolphin playing in the waves, curling up small, then blasting off, jettisoning …

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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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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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