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Catherine Keddington Arveseth

Meet Author Catherine Keddington Arveseth

Catherine Arveseth is a full-time mother, part-time writer and editor. She has five young children, including two sets of twins. When not changing a diaper, feeding little mouths or attending to some other basic need (like feeding herself, sleeping, or rescuing a child from certain death), she pokes her nose into a book, goes for a run, writes or blogs. She reviews books for Meridian, writes for Power of Moms, and blogs occasionally for Segullah.

Author's Published Articles
2014-10-01

A few days ago the LDS Church released a Mormon Message called “You Never Know” that followed a young mother through a day ...

2014-08-07

For the last year I’ve been jotting down funny things my twin boys (age 4) have said. Tapping them into my phone while we’r...

2014-05-09

With so many issues swirling around, and even within the church, I have found it wise, to step back and remember the small Quee...

2014-03-28

Motherhood Realized was written by a group of women who want to share a message. That family life is beautiful and motherhood i...

2014-02-06

The tray was empty and it appeared to me that Doug was the only one who hadn’t had the water. I wondered what he would do. Wo...

2013-12-05

This memoir from Melissa Dalton-Bradford is a stunning memoir of life abroad, as well as an exquisite treatise on life itself. ...

2013-09-02

Do you ever have days like this? When you want to shout, “Really? This is my life?”...

2013-07-05

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there....

2013-03-13

Sometimes the holy catches us unaware, makes the common sacred, gives us joy in our mourning. I felt it in a most unexpected pl...

2013-02-13

My twin girls were born two months early, in a sudden rush of events that saved their lives, and mine. Today, as we prepare the...

2013-01-09

What gifts do I have to give the Lord? What does he really need from me? What part of me needs redemption and cleansing? What i...

2012-10-10

In ancient texts, when an individual received a tree of life vision, three things were shared. Something about their posterity,...

2012-08-27

Last week I took my mom to lunch to celebrate her 65th birthday. We marked her birthday with the usual gifts and cards, but ins...

2012-07-11

Most days I feel anything but godly, but I do want to live a good life. I want to know God’s mind, learn His ways, and that i...

2012-05-22

I hear this from women, mostly mothers. I hear it in conversations, in the pitch of a voice. I draw it out of the lines on the ...

2012-03-27

Sustain comes from the word sustenance, and it seems both leader and follower are nurtured by commitment to this principle. I, ...

2012-02-28

The setting was Bosnia, 1992, two months into the Bosnian war that killed over 100,000 people. Before the war, thirty-five year...

2012-01-30

“The battle today, between Babylon and Zion, is happening between the synapses of our brains.”...

2011-12-27

The secret reason a single woman never had to buy a snow shovel....

2011-10-25

Slowing down for a moment, a young mother finally has a chance to truly see....

2011-09-27

How many of the layers that make up our lives are really important?...

2011-08-22

Warner Woodworth said, “The world has Albert Schweitzer. The LDS Church has Elder Hanks.”...

2011-06-28

The idea wasn't mine. It came from a wonderful friend....

2011-05-24

I feel the bigness of it. This unexpected quiver full of children standing around me....

2011-04-27

We cannot have hope in just anything. We have to have hope in Christ....

2011-03-23

Inconsequential moments can sometimes become hallowed....

2011-02-07

Go to the mountains or the desert. It smooths out the wrinkles in your mind....

2010-12-20

“No thank you,” I said. The stranger in front of me was visibly emotional. His chin wrinkled and it looked like he might cr...

2010-11-29

In a way, winter is the real spring, the time when the inner things happen. ...

2010-10-28

Fatigue hits a new high and wearing shoes that match a new low for this mother with five children, four and under, including tw...

2010-09-28

I look at my spiritual vineyard and I can feel the Lord of the Vineyard nearby, pruning and digging about....

2010-08-25

How do we freeze frame the moment, handle it, remember?...

2009-12-17

What difficult question were you most recently asked concerning Latter-day Saint beliefs? Did you scour the Bible for some kind...

2009-12-11

Have you ever wondered what biblical writers meant when they described Leah as “tender-eyed”? What about the conundrum of L...

2009-12-06

When we simply "get by" in spiritual matters, a sense of dissatisfaction hangs upon our spirits. ...

2009-11-20

It is hard for us today, with our Bible comfortably resting in our hands, to understand the sacrifices required to bring it out...

2009-11-18

Two priorities consumed Elder Maxwell in the last weeks of his life: time with his family and time to finish this, his last man...

2009-11-12

The book lives up to its title, an alluring one at that. The concept that no one can take your place would attract anyone's att...

2009-11-03

It is February 2005, and many of you are one month into your study of the Doctrine and Covenants curriculum for the year. How i...

2009-10-29

This debut piece of fiction is a love story in the truest sense – a diamond of a book that makes us considder the state of lo...

2009-10-22

By Stephen R. Covey...

2009-10-16

How do we view death? What really happens when the spirit departs this life? The Garden Tomb confidently and reasonably answers...

2009-09-18

Latter-day Saints owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women of other churches who kept Christianity's light aflame during th...

2009-09-09

Twenty-five joyful essays take you to last year's BYU Women's Conference....

2009-08-31

This is Millet's practical and truthful discussion about the Latter-day Saint struggle to pursue perfection. He validates since...

2009-08-29

If your teens want an explanation of the Last Days that will fill them with hope and make them laugh along the way, this is the...

2009-08-24

Likely to become a seasonal classic, Wright’s story does what good Christmas stories do. It pulls at the heartstrings, taut f...

2009-08-21

Sift through the socks, DVDs, gadgets and expensive sweaters, and throw out the tie that Dad really doesn’t need — give the...

2009-08-18

We can't deny the blessings of studying the original testament of the Savior. Valletta has made a family study of this seemingl...

2009-08-13

No matter how familiar we are with the covenants, Hebrew roots or ancient symbolism of the Old Testament, these commentaries re...

2009-08-11

To say something changed your life is no light thing. Well, I’m about to say it, and with enthusiasm. ...

2009-08-04

With Mother's Day just days away, you may be wondering what book you can pick up for Mom. Below are highlights from some of my ...

2009-07-28

Was your life changed by reading this simple book? If so, we'd like to hear your story. ...

2009-07-27

Readers share their "open heart" experiments, showing how little efforts can make differences in their lives and in the lives o...

2009-07-24

The little history book is written in such a delightful way that readers of virtually any age will enjoy it. Its imagery, metap...

2009-07-21

This month's book review consists of a read by Emily Watts and a "listen" by S. Michael Wilcox. Wilcox teaches us that we can w...

2009-07-09

Two new books for women are guaranteed to inspire and uplift. These should be on every LDS woman's nightstand. ...

2009-06-14

Two new books by general authorities deserve a place on your nightstand for 2007. Don't overlook these faith-promoting treasure...

2009-06-10

With 2007 upon us, members of the Church worldwide are commencing a study of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ found withi...

2009-05-28

Respected LDS writers and scholars obviously anticipated this year's church-wide study of the New Testament. Commentaries are u...

2009-05-21

Here is an important message that has been taught before. But for some reason, we need to hear it again. Stories like hers shou...

2009-04-27

We can find ourselves grateful for the fierce winds and hardness of life. Fierce winds make us more committed to the Lord. They...

2009-04-27

"Bottom line? This movie about sister missionaries was fabulous - absolutely believable and authentically touching, with spiri...

2009-04-27

Mom's big day is right around the corner and we've compiled a list of children's picture books that will make her day....

2009-04-27

Thirty stumbling mothers share glimpses of grace....

2009-04-27

Here's my top ten LDS books for Mom - ranked from newest to oldest. With Mother's Day less than a week away, maybe this will he...

2009-04-27

Just in time for an Easter gift, two new picture books for children help teach about Easter and what it's like to feel the Holy...

2009-04-27

A series of conversations with outstanding Mormon women show how they do their best to live the gospel while negotiating the de...

2009-04-27

So many honest and helpful books about motherhood this year! I'm inclined to tout it as "The Year of the Mother."...

2009-04-27

This month's book review consists of a read by Emily Watts and a "listen" by S. Michael Wilcox. Wilcox teaches us that we can w...

2009-04-27

Readers share their "open heart" experiments, showing how little efforts can make differences in their lives and in the lives o...

2009-04-27

Was your life changed by reading this simple book? If so, we'd like to hear your story....

2009-04-27

Sift through the socks, DVDs, gadgets and expensive sweaters, and throw out the tie that Dad really doesn't need - give the gif...

2009-04-27

The Restoration Model for Solving Life's Problems...

2009-04-27

What difficult question were you most recently asked concerning Latter-day Saint beliefs? Did you scour the Bible for some kind...

2009-04-27

Hyrum W. Smith and Gerreld L. Pulsipher have co-authored this most captivating book that follows Hyrum Smith's personal story o...

2009-04-16

Justified by Faith is a brilliant articulation on the fundamental topic of faith. ...

2009-04-14

Could Nephi and Lehi have been in the right place geographically and at the right time chronologically to become acquainted wit...

2009-04-09

Let’s be honest. How does a Bostonian and dean of the Harvard Business School leave the prominence and connections of New Eng...

2009-04-09

Carol Cornwall Madsen has beautifully crafted a revealing and deeply emotional book by allowing the women of Nauvoo to speak to...

2009-04-05

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2009-04-01

Here is a thoughtful collection of essays that will speak to the heart of any mother. Using twenty-five carefully chosen Book o...

2009-04-01

The Fire of Faith is a treasure of a book. It is the much-anticipated continuation of Elder John H. Groberg’s story as a miss...

2009-03-30

The transition of children moving out and moving on can be a challenging one. Richard and Linda Eyre, Meridian writers and Best...

2009-03-27

Ardeth G. Kapp's newest book is a treasure. I read it the first week of December and wanted to shout to the masses, “You must...

2009-03-26

Brent L. Top, professor of church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University, has taken this principle of “living water...

2009-03-23

One can almost hear his voice. His words are gentle, honest, and compassionate –expressions of truth that lead others to Chri...

2009-03-19

Three earthquakes have simultaneously torn apart the earth’s crust while the moon hangs “like a rusty coin, its silver brig...

2009-03-12

Elder Richard G. Scott’s book, Finding Peace, Happiness, and Joy, is about truth — God’s truth, and what God has revealed...

2009-03-12

How an LDS Family Survived World War II Berlin. Arveseth reviews this fascinating true-life account of a German LDS family who ...

2009-03-10

Peace, Be Still is a compilation of writings from several LDS presenters, teachers and writers. Arvaseth describes it as 'a sho...

2009-03-05

Skinner's book is written for temple-going members who wish to enhance their temple service. Readers will better appreciate the...

2009-03-04

The third and final volume in the Standing on the Promises series is the deeply affecting story that began in book one with the...

2009-03-02

If you grew up in a home which lacked all those special practices that help bond a family, Traditions offers a menagerie of ide...

2009-02-26

This one-of-a-kind book captures the perplexities that confront us in the college years, but does so with refreshing honesty an...

2009-02-24

Although not a Christmas story by setting, this fable beams with the spirit of Christ, stirring emotions of love and sacrifice ...

2009-02-22

The zeal and energy with which the Hopkins attended to the Lord’s work in Mongolia was astounding, as was their unconditional...

2009-02-20

If you have been searching for a good supplemental read to your gospel doctrine study, Living the Book of Mormon is it!...

2009-02-17

Debra Woods' newest book is written for mothers everywhere. It transcends the mothers' circle at church, offering practical adv...

2009-02-13

Together, Black and Swindle make us pause and ask — indeed, who is this Son of Man? The differing tenor in our question, howe...

2009-02-04

Do we really need another book about the Savior? The answer is an unequivocal "yes". ...

2009-02-01

I recently received a CD for review called Little Things That Can Make A Big Difference by Daryl Hoole. The subtitle is truth ...

2009-01-26

A young photographer has created a moving exhibit on the life of Christ. Click on and view it to put yourself in the spirit of...

2009-01-25

With convincing testimony, inspiring experiences and wisely placed commentary from modern prophets, Christianson and Bassett ga...

2009-01-21

A new book teaches us how to recognize the whisperings of the Spirit, so that communications from God become the norm rather th...

2009-01-13

Hyrum W. Smith and Gerreld L. Pulsipher have co-authored this most captivating book that follows Hyrum Smith's personal story o...

2009-01-04

Just in time for an Easter gift, two new picture books for children help teach about Easter and what it’s like to feel the Ho...