I write about what 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 Him.
               Sonya Contreras

2018 Articles

Mar 27 What Love Is This?
Mar 20 The Snells--A Testimony of our God Who Cares
Mar 13 My Utmost for His Highest
Mar 6 Putting Your Words to Music

Do You Eat Your Words?
Living Better: Update
What Kind of a Crown Are You?
Expecting Jesus
Do You Believe?
The Whys of Life
Trust and Obey
Trust Me
Are Your Children Safe from Bullying?
Are Your Children Safe from Child-napping and Sexual Abuse?
Are Your Children Safe?

2017 Articles 

Dec 26 The Value of Remembering
When Hope Was Lost
What Is Trust?
Living Better
Are You Threatened?
Do You Like Your Husband?
Is Your Husband a Pushover?
Did You Marry a Crazy Man?
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?
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?
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?
How's Your Reputation?
Preparing for Sunday Worship
Do You Have a Picky Eater?
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
Do You Have Willpower? 
Are You Appreciated?
What Is in Your Hand?
Made To Work
Holding Onto Truth
Letting Go of the Little Boy
No Fear
Do You Cling to Jesus?
Where's Your Harvest?
Are You Patient?
Teen Trials
Preteen Troubles
How Do You Love Your Children?
Do You Feel Loved?
Valentine's Day: Help Your Husband Out
Valentine's Day: A Day to Love?
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
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
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
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
What Has Changed?
Who Controls the Money?
Is Someone's Attitude Stealing Your Joy?
Saving Time with School
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?
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
Shopping to Save Time and Money
Why De-clutter?
Hurting People
Memorial Day---A Day to Remember
Why Care?
He Opened Their Minds To Understand
What's a Mom?
Do the Scriptures Burn You?
Being in His Presence
Are You Listening?
I Am Marinus, the Centurian
I Am Simon, the Leper
I Am Judas
I Am Elizabeth
Snacks and Appetizers
What Kind of Library Are You Building? 
Are You Stressed? 
Party Time
I Am Micaiah's Wife
Made To Conquer
Do You Help Your Husband?
Created for Him
What Your Reactions Say About You

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

A Life Not Wasted

2015 Articles
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
The Sacrifice of Thanksgiving
The Power of a Smile
Gifts to Make

Look What I Can Do
Cookies Recipes
Speaking to Him

What Does Prayer Do
Remember the Sabbath Day, To Keep It Holy
Are You Sitting on the Fence?
Are You Weary?
Wrong Beliefs, Wrong Policy, Wrong Outcome
Are You in a Rut?
What Do You Treasure?
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
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?
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
How Do You Respond to Stupid People?
Training for Truth
Lies We Believe, Part 2
Lies We Believe, Part 1
Believing a Lie
It’s the Little Things That Matter                      
Legacy Remembered
The Power of Christ’s Resurrection
Passover: The Lamb of God
The Passover Symbols Remembered
Passover: The Story Retold
Passover Remembered
Where’s the Box?
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
What Do Your Clothes Say About You?
Tips for Clutter Management
Tips to Save Time in Making Meals
Tips to Make Food Stretch