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What I learned from Captain America and the scriptures about how we are never really alone even when we feel like it

by Anne Maxson, Contributor | June 3, 2021

Years ago, we were trying to help one of our kids get to sleep when he was sick. After many attempts to get...

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How Images in the Temple Deepened My Understanding of Mary and Joseph's Sacrifice

by Anne Maxson, Contributor | Makes You Think Mormon Life

The following has been republished with permission from  annemaxson.com . There are two paintings on t...

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Why We Should Expect Miracles in Our Lives + How to Recognize Them Every Day

by Anne Maxson, Contributor | Makes You Think Mormon Life

A few years ago, we discovered that our son, John, felt the wise men needed to up their transportation game...

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What a Simple Chore Chart Taught Me About the Savior's Grace to Teach Us Heaven Now, Despite Our Flaws

by Anne Maxson, Contributor | Makes You Think Mormon Life

I had an unexpected spiritual lesson taught to me after we implemented a new chore/allowance system with ou...

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

by Anne Maxson, Contributor | 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, Contributor | 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, Contributor | 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, Contributor | 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, Contributor | 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, Contributor | 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 ...