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!

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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Heavenly Protection for Eve (Times Three)

Rigel and I drove together, just him and me, to our dentist appointments last Thursday, July 23. We were both quiet, but then I asked him if there was something he wanted to talk about. He thought for a moment,…
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18 Years Since I Turned 18

I realized today, my 36th birthday, that it has been 18 years since I turned 18! Crazy! And then I thought just how much my life as changed – how much I have changed – as a result of what…
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Of Race and Words

Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter, I Don’t See Color, White Privilege… These are just words, phrases. Yet, they elicit a strong response in most of us, and probably in different ways for different reasons. Assumptions are…
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Granddad’s Organ Miracle

I was going through old papers on my desk today, and I was so happy to come across the story my Granddad told about the Washington, DC Temple Dedication in 1974. I read it, and tears came to my eyes….
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One Roadtrip, Four Ways to Use the Potty

Since we have been at home so much due to the restrictions surrounding COVID-19, I thought it would be an awesome idea for us to take the kids on a little road trip to Troutman, NC to visit Zootastic. We…
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The Dandelion

A little girl bent down to pick a dandelion to give to her mother. “Oh, don’t pick me,” the dandelion said. “I’m just a weed. To honor your mother, you need to pick a beautiful flower, like a rose.” “But…
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