Category: GUEST WRITERS

mom guilt

Mom Guilt

By Janna Frei – Meltdown City is happening in your local Target, and people are staring. Some are running away, vowing to never have children. You worry what people are thinking, you worry how to get the kids to quiet down. You feel guilty for subjecting strangers to the chaos of meltdowns. You feel guilty for saying no to your children. Now what?

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peace

Peace In Christ

By Pam Young – My Heavenly Father has given me a very special gift. I know that He knew that I would need it. I have always known my Heavenly Father loves me and that my Savior is by my side always. I have never doubted this gift. I want to share 3 experiences I have had that have confirmed this gift.

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real love

REAL Love

By Cami Jepson – I have to remind myself, after being married for almost 17 years, that real love isn’t always big romantic dates and flowers and expensive trips. Real love is messy and hard work.

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mother

What Does It Really Mean to “Mother”?

By Chelsea Bowen Bretzke, Published Author & Mother of 6
“Mother” may be one of the most loaded words of all time! It is jam-packed with cultural and social baggage, ideals, connotations, expectations, on both collective conscience levels as well as individual psyches and experience. But what does it mean to me?

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alone

Finding Strength in a Life of Adversity

By Laurie Prusso Hatch, M Ed.
Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and Parenting Coach

It is in our moments, days, weeks, and perhaps lifetimes of struggle, sorrow, pain, and other types of adversity, that as we seek him most diligently in quiet moments of desperation, we come to know that He is indeed listening.

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bread of life

The Bread of Life

By Guest Writer Michelle Jones

I love how throughout the scriptures we are taught through common everyday things. Things, up until about a hundred years ago, most people could relate daily to…..baking, farming, sowing seeds, fishing. This year, Heavenly Father has taught me through something common….sourdough bread.

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you are needed

As. You. Are.

By Guest Writer Dani Bastian Ward
You can make crap up about yourself that’s less than ideal- it doesn’t change that YOU are amazing. YOU can do hard things. YOU are needed AS. YOU. ARE. In this world. We need you, for YOU.

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reason for happiness no words

Find YOUR Reason

By Guest Writer Miranda M.
So if you’re struggling to get out of bed right now please keep doing it. You might not be able to think of the reason to keep living right now. But you won’t find the reason lying in bed. Get up and find your reason. Because it’s waiting for you. And once you find it it’s going to get ugly, in the most beautiful, wonderful way.

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road of failure

Today, I Failed.

By Guest SM Writer & Best-Selling Author Christie Gardiner
I invite you to failure. I invite you to fall and hurt and be embarrassed. At the ends of those failures, you just might write an award winning book, land the dream role anyway, get a different gig that’s better for you, or say just the right things.

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