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How can we be unified when we are so different?

I am so excited to feature my good friend, Chelsey, who has been an excellent example to me of strength and unity in her marriage, even in the midst of hard times.  I love talking with her about faith, because she always motivates me…

June 30, 2017

Motherhood: A Grace Period

Do you ever feel, as I often do, that the cosmos have a sense of humor?  That the very things we are weak in, those are the things we somehow get an extra dose of to muddle our way through? Without going into too…

May 23, 2017

Finding Peace in the Storm

“How did we get here?” I thought to myself. I sat on the floor with my 15-month-old obliviously playing in front of me. I was trying to process what had taken place only moments before. My husband of five years had just walked out…

April 30, 2017

Faith-Based Parenting : “See a Need and Fill It”

I remember, very vividly, a conversation I had with my parents when I was a little girl. We were in the kitchen putting our dinner plates away after a big Sunday dinner. My mom said, “If you see someone working on something, such as…

April 25, 2017

Family Lesson : Receiving Light through Scripture Study

Thanks to Kelsie Christensen, one of our contributing artists, for creating the perfect family lesson for our month’s focus on God’s word. A few months ago I laid in bed crying to my husband upset with how hard my week had been. I just…

March 12, 2017

Self Worth: How To Find Yourself Today

The other night I went to a dinner party at a new friend’s house. The food was delicious, the table was set to perfection, and despite being new in town I felt surrounded by friendly chatter. Very quickly I forgot my loneliness and longing…

February 28, 2017

Finally Being Enough

My husband doesn’t cook much, and that’s being generous. If he were in charge of dinner he may warm up some corn dogs, get out some cereal and milk, or if he felt really ambitious he may even make some scrambled eggs and toast.…

February 24, 2017

Parent With the End in Mind

I lived in Eastern Germany for a little over a year in my early twenties. I went there as a missionary for my church where I spent all day studying about and talking to people about God and Jesus Christ. I met people from…

February 23, 2017

Family Lesson: Loving Yourself

“Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself” — the second part of the Savior’s infamous answer to the question, “Which is the great commandment?” (Matthew 22:35-40). But the clause in this commandment – can you see it? Love others as you love yourself. Giving to…

February 12, 2017

Family Feature : Dave & Monica Bauman

Have you ever met an amazing family and had the thought, “If only I could be a fly on the wall and find out how they do it!”? Well you’re in luck! Our Family Feature series here at the Small Seed is just that. It…

February 10, 2017