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Kim Sheard's Non-fiction Credits

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"Walking With a Friend" in Devo'Zine, September/October 2012 A friendship lesson from a dog
Seven Devotions in The Word in Season, Augsburg Fortress, January, February, March 2012 A week's worth of devotions from the Lutheran daily readings.
"Cracked Pots" in Love is a Verb Devotional, Bethany House Publishers, October 2011 How love blesses imperfect people.
"An Earful of Prayer" in The Upper Room, July/August 2011 What to do when a church song gets stuck in your head.
"Cherish" in Gull Lake Guide, Summer 2011 How my dog Freckles reminds me to cherish the great outdoors.
"Not Required" in The Upper Room, May/June 2011 Meditation comparing grace with good works.
"He Wore a Top Hat in My Mind" in True Love, February 2011 How I met my husband and when I knew he was "the one."
"Show or Tell" in The Secret Place, Winter 2010-2011 Devotional encouraging us to demonstrate Christian living rather than just talking about it.
"The Music of Praise" in The Upper Room, November/December 2010 Meditation on how we can each praise God with our best talent, whatever that may be.
"Writing and Selling Devotionals" in WritersWeekly, September 8, 2010 Tips on writing Christian devotionals and links to potential markets.
"A Different Way" in Haruah: Breath of Heaven, June 2010 Praise for my father, who taught me a different way of doing several things I found difficult.
"Sticky Reminders," "Vote for God," "Will You Use That Little Bit?," "Deal With the Button Pushers," "Just Say Yes," "Dress Appropriately," and "Do Your Best" in The Quiet Hour, May 2010 A week's worth of daily devotionals.
"Training Wheels" in Keys for Kids, May/June 2010 Devotion on learning about God young so it will be easy to follow his path when you're grown up.
"Children's Sermon Oops" in The Lutheran Digest, Winter 2010 It's not a good idea to misspeak during a children's sermon!
"The Hairs on Your Head" in Keys for Kids, January/February 2010 Devotion on how God is so awesome and caring he even knows how many hairs are on our heads at any given moment.
"Letting the Cat Out!" in Horizon Magazine, December 2009 Following instructions is a good thing, but sometimes you might need to think a bit, too.
"Speak Up!" in The Secret Place, Judson Press, Winter 2009-2010 Devotion encouraging us to take risks and speak up for the truth.
"R.T.S.M." in Horizon Magazine, November 2009 A plea from the perspective of a technical writer to "read the stinking manual!"
"Anticipation and Preparation" in A Cup of Comfort Book of Christmas Prayer, Adams Media, 2009 Devotional regarding the symbolic wait for Jesus during advent and the real wait for Jesus' return.
"Our Awesome God" in The Vision, Word Aflame Publications, September 6, 2009 Devotion on how God is so awesome and caring he even knows how many hairs are on our heads at any given moment.
"A Different Way" in Taste of Home, June 2009 Praise for my father, who taught me a different way of doing several things I found difficult.
"Strength of Will" in FATE, March-April 2009 Documenting how a strong-willed pet just might have returned to her home after death.
"No Disadvantage (Leah)," "A Second Chance (The Woman Caught in Adultery)," and "Relentless in Your Need (The Syrophoenician Woman)" in A Cup of Comfort Women of the Bible Devotional, Adams Media, 2009 Devotionals based on the experiences of Biblical women.
"Pieta" in Devotions for Lent 2009, 2009 What we can learn from Mary, the mother of Jesus.
"A Gift for the Dog Walker" in Horizon Magazine, February 2009 A precious gift bestowed by a favored dog.
"Love at First Sight" in Tails Pet Magazine, February 2009 How my puppy chose me a husband.
Reflection on "All Eyes on Me" Theme in Devo'Zine, January/February 2009 A devotion on setting a good example for others.
"Comfort and Joy" in Country Woman, December/January 2008/2009 An "everyday miracle" concerning a letter and a shared love of dogs.
"When the power went out during a musical performance, the audience got creative" in The Christian Science Monitor, November 14, 2008 The show must go on, even in the dark!
True Life Funny in Horizon Magazine, November 2008 Barking back at your dog through a closed door is never a good idea!
Pet of the Month on Northern Virginia Magazine's web site, October 2008 My German Shorthaired Pointer and his "doggie television."
True Life Funny in Horizon Magazine, September 2008 It's not a good idea to misspeak during a children's sermon!
"The Life I Live," feature in True Confessions, May 2008 How I was inspired by my epileptic poodle.
"Wild Thing" in Redbook, May 2008. How I embarrassed myself before even joining my surprise party.
"Consult the Manual," devotion in Spirit-Led Writer, January 2008 A devotion reminding us how important the written word is, including the word of God.
"Communion," in 2008 Bylines Writers' Desk Calendar, Snowflake Press, 2007 A short piece in praise of my wonderful writer's group.
"Watch Your Step," devotion in A Cup of Comfort Devotional for Mothers (reprint), Adams Media Corporation, 2007 A devotion reminding us how we can demonstrate the traits of Christianity to others.
"Different Gifts, One Goal," "Excuses," "Frustration and Learning," "Green-Eyed Monster," "Our Awesome God," and "Training Wheels," devotions in A Cup of Comfort Devotional (reprint), Adams Media Corporation, 2007 Six devotions on various topics, such as how we each have different talents to share and how jealousy can be overcome.
"A Different Way" in Country Woman, June/July 2007 Praise for my father, who taught me a different way of doing several things I found difficult.
Pets on Parade in Country Woman, June/July 2007 A photo and short blurb on my German Shorthaired Pointer Freckles
"Watch Your Step," devotion in A Cup of Comfort Devotional for Mothers, Adams Media Corporation, 2007 A devotion reminding us how we can demonstrate the traits of Christianity to others.
Comments on "Touched," "Ninety-three Hours," and "Winds of Change" in Voyages of the Imagination: The Star Trek Fiction Companion by Jeff Ayers, Pocket Books, 2006 Transcribed comments on my published Star Trek stories and their inspirations.
That's Life in The Front Porch, September 24, 2006 Barking back at your dog through a closed door is never a good idea!
"First Impressions Didn't Stop Friendship" in Brave Hearts Magazine, Summer 2006 A tribute to a high school friend who didn't make the best first impression.
"Saw Love Through a Child's Eyes" in Brave Hearts Magazine, Winter 2005 Lessons learned from a favorite aunt.
Lite Fare in Today's Christian, January/February 2005 It's not a good idea to misspeak during a children's sermon!
"Different Gifts, One Goal," "Excuses," "Frustration and Learning," "Green-Eyed Monster," "Our Awesome God," and "Training Wheels," devotions in A Cup of Comfort Devotional, Adams Media Corporation, 2004 Six devotions on various topics, such as how we each have different talents to share and how jealousy can be overcome.
Contributor, 'Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy 2004 Day-to-Day Calendar, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2003 Fun with misheard lyrics.
Birthday greeting card, Oatmeal Studios, Rochester, Vermont, 2003 Snarky birthday to you!
©2012 Kim Sheard