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I write about what matters...to you---
women, wives and moms---
about your family, faith and future.
I write about what's hard, what helps and what heals.
I show you how it's done. And not done.
I hold your hand as you find what matters to the Savior.
And let go of those things that mattered to you, but not to Him.
I write about what matters...to Him.
               Sonya Contreras

2017 Articles 
DEC

The Value of Remembering
When Hope Was Lost
What Is Trust?
Living Better
NOV
Are You Threatened?
Do You Like Your Husband?
Is Your Husband a Pushover?
Did You Marry a Crazy Man?
OCT
Is Your Husband Crushing You?
Are You Dependent?
Fall Colors
Marjorie Rutherford: A Testimony to God's Faithfulness
Marjorie Conrad: A Testimony to God's Trustworthiness
If You Could Live Forever
Male vs Female: Is It Equality We Seek?
SEP
The Dreaded Family Picture
Yosemite: A Visit to His Splendor
Let's Talk about Laundry
Are You Having Fun Yet?
Are You Controlled by Technology?
AUG
Are You Anxious, Fearful, Angry, Bitter...? 
Starting School Again
I Am with You
Camping with Children
Camping List
Camping Recipes
The Heavens Declare the Glory of God
Are You a Nag?
JUL 
How's Your Reputation?
Preparing for Sunday Worship
Do You Have a Picky Eater?
Freedom
JUN
A Way to a Man's Heart Is through His Stomach 
Are You Challenged by Your Man's Challenges?
Happily Ever After
A Life Knowing God
Making Mustards
MAY
Do You Have Willpower? 
Scars
Are You Appreciated?
What Is in Your Hand?
Made To Work
APR
Holding Onto Truth
Letting Go of the Little Boy
No Fear
Do You Cling to Jesus?
MAR
Where's Your Harvest?
Are You Patient?
Teen Trials
Preteen Troubles
FEB
How Do You Love Your Children?
Do You Feel Loved?
Valentine's Day: Help Your Husband Out
Valentine's Day: A Day to Love?
JAN 
Premises for Child Training
Raising the Impossible Child
My Space, My Time, My Needs
A Place To Call Your Own: Instilling Ownership in Your Child
What's Your Passion?

2016 Articles
DEC
The Battle in the Heavens over the Redemption of God's Creation
Expecting Jesus
Who Has Control?
Our Story of His Lessons
Joy to the World
NOV
Stories Behind the Songs Part One
First Thanksgiving Day Proclamation
Start Here, Family Recipes Index
Veteran's Day--A Day To Honor Our Men
Breast Milk Made Especially for Your Child
OCT     
Dependence or Independence? Dealing with the Cries of Your Baby
What is Essential for Babies?
Traveling with Children in the Airplane
Traveling with Children in the Car
SEP   
What Has Changed?
Who Controls the Money?
Is Someone's Attitude Stealing Your Joy?
Saving Time with School
AUG
Margaret Thatcher, She Changed the World, But What about Her Family?
How Much Does It Cost for Moms to Stay at Home?
How Much Does It Cost for Moms to Work?
How Do You Prepare for Worship?
Are You God's?
JUL      
I Have Called You by Name Chapter One
Freedom To Choose and 
What to do with Zuccinni
Treasure To Explore
Reading--It's for Your Children
JUN   
Shopping to Save Time and Money
Why De-clutter?
Hurting People
Memorial Day---A Day to Remember
MAY 
Why Care?
He Opened Their Minds To Understand
What's a Mom?
Do the Scriptures Burn You?
APR
Being in His Presence
Are You Listening?
I Am Marinus, the Centurian
I Am Simon, the Leper
MAR  
I Am Judas
I Am Elizabeth
Snacks and Appetizers
What Kind of Library Are You Building? 
Desserts
Are You Stressed? 
Party Time
I Am Micaiah's Wife
FEB
Made To Conquer
Do You Help Your Husband?
Created for Him
What Your Reactions Say About You

JAN
Just the Facts,  Ma'am
Time-Out or Restoration
Faith Like a Child

A Life Not Wasted

2015 Articles
DEC
I am James, Brother of Jesus
I am Salazar, Chief Magi of the Persian Empire
I Am Herod the Great
I Am Simeon
What Is Your Story?
Twelve Steps To Take the Hectic Out of the Holidays
NOV
The Sacrifice of Thanksgiving
The Power of a Smile
Gifts to Make

Look What I Can Do
Cookies Recipes
Speaking to Him
Beverages

OCT
What Does Prayer Do
Rest
Remember the Sabbath Day, To Keep It Holy
Are You Sitting on the Fence?
SEP
Are You Weary?
Wrong Beliefs, Wrong Policy, Wrong Outcome
Control
Are You in a Rut?
What Do You Treasure?
AUG
The Bible with a Heart
Are You on Firm Ground?Being in the World, But Not of It: How Do You Do It?
Being in the World, But Not of It: Abraham’s Story
JUL
Being in the World, But Not of It: Lot’s Story
Fairness and Equality
Too Much To Handle
Father’s Away on a Mission, Part three
What Is an American Soldier?
JUN
Father’s Away on a Mission, Part two
Father’s Away on a Mission, Part one              
What Baseball Teaches Kids About Life
How Can You Help
Calling All Reviewers
MAY 
How Do You Respond to Stupid People?
Training for Truth
Lies We Believe, Part 2
Lies We Believe, Part 1
APR
Believing a Lie
It’s the Little Things That Matter                      
Legacy Remembered
The Power of Christ’s Resurrection
Passover: The Lamb of God
MAR 
The Passover Symbols Remembered
Passover: The Story Retold
Passover Remembered
Where’s the Box?
FEB
Sleep, It’s For Your Brain
What’s the Value of a Dollar? Part two
Time Management with Children?
What’s the Value of a Dollar? Part one
JAN
What Do Your Clothes Say About You?
Tips for Clutter Management
Tips to Save Time in Making Meals
Tips to Make Food Stretch