Making Life a Bliss Complete

Honest and heartfelt stories and lessons about home, family, love, faith, and personal growth.

Author Archive: Mandy Al-Bjaly

I am from Chesterfield, VA, but consider myself a North Carolinian now. I am a mother of three boys and one daughter, all so different, but full of love for each other. I love my family with all of my heart. My husband is my best friend and we love seeing each other grow and succeed. He, my children, and my extended family are the most important things to me other than the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love to stay busy, and life is never boring. I have a Bachelor's Degree from Southern Utah University in Interpersonal Communication, with a minor in English Literature. For hobbies, I love to sing, act, play the piano, bake, cook, spend time with friends and family, go shopping, read, write, dance, and even edit other people's grammar. I also find so much joy in sharing my testimony of Christ with others through word and deed, particularly through social media. That is one of the reasons why I started a blog!

Another Take on “God Doesn’t Make Mistakes”

I hear many Christians say, “God doesn’t make mistakes.” If used with loving tones and intentions, this can be a true and glorious statement. The key word is “if.” To help understand intent, we need to go further into the…
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A “Kinder”garten Memory

When I was at church on Sunday, I had to go to the bathroom (I know, TMI, but I have a point, I promise). When I entered, I saw the toilet seat up. I smiled a little, knowing it was…
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Separating the Truth from the Lies

For there are many yet on the earth among all sects, parties, and denominations, who are blinded by the subtle craftiness of men, whereby they lie in wait to deceive, and who are only kept from the truth because they know not where to find…
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Helping Others Feel Their Savior’s Love

Today, I felt a great desire to sing one of my favorite children’s hymns: “I Feel My Savior’s Love.” Today is December 1, and is the first day of my church’s, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints‘ annual…
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My Thoughts This Election Day

I felt a little spiritual nudge to record my thoughts today. I hope they bring some peace and inspiration. 🙂

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Thoughts of My Heart

This afternoon I felt the Holy Ghost prompting me to record a video and just express what is in my heart. It is almost 10 minutes. I cry and look like a hot mess with my leaky face, but I…
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Becoming an Informed Pro-Lifer

I am pro-life. For all of the elections I have been old enough to vote in, I have used this conviction as a major and main factor in choosing my president. Thus, I have always voted Republican, and have felt…
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Compassion Transforms

I feel like I have written about judging others several times, but maybe that’s because I have lots of lessons to learn on it. On August 23, I had a thought, and I feel it will stick with me forever….
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We Didn’t Cry

Eight days ago we moved from our home of 8.25 years into a rental home in the next town over. That night we ate Cook Out on the floor of our empty dining room and played outside together at our…
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