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The Powerful Lesson I Learned from a Crashing Christmas Tree: No Thing Is Sacred

by Anne Maxson | Makes You Think Mormon Life

If a Christmas tree falls and no one is at home, does it make a sound? In early December, we arrived home t...

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When a Prompting to Go to the Temple Didn't Turn Out at All How I Expected

by Anne Maxson | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Have you ever been too tired to do something you know you really should do? Have you ever brushed off a pro...

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How Ordering Pizza Transformed the Way I Pray

by Anne Maxson | Makes You Think Mormon Life

A few weekends ago, we had the opportunity to watch the Idaho Falls Temple rededication. As I listened to t...

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The Moment I Realized It's Okay to Just Be Held by the Savior When Life Is Falling Apart

by Anne Maxson | Makes You Think Mormon Life

A few months ago, my work schedule changed and I started working a lot more. Both of my kids really struggl...

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When My Lutheran Grandma on Her Deathbed Asked Me to Perform Her Temple Work

by Anne Maxson | Makes You Think Mormon Life

When my grandmother was about to pass away, she made me promise her that I would do all of the “Mormon stuf...

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How I Realized the Lord Had So Much More Planned for Me When Nothing I Planned in Life Worked Out

by Anne Maxson | Makes You Think Mormon Life

One of my favorite scriptures is Proverbs 3:5-6 which states, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and ...

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The Problem with Looking for a Spark and Why I Needed to Change My Perspective on Dating

by Anne Maxson | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Do you believe in love at first sight? Probably not. But do you believe in like (or dislike) at first sight...

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The Uncomfortable Prompting That Helped Me Become a Ministering Angel

by Anne Maxson | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Shortly after my husband and I moved into a new ward, I had a prompting that I should ask one of the ladies...

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One of God’s Hardest Commandments We Rarely Think of

by Anne Maxson | Makes You Think Mormon Life

One of the hardest commands the Lord gives us in the scriptures is one we don’t often think of: “be not wea...