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!

Meet Charlotte

Jad and I had been content for four years not having a pet. We never discussed even wanting a pet any time soon, and definitely not a dog. A hamster might have been okay when Casey got older. So, how…
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Gratitude can change your life for the best

I shared this talk in my church congregation on December 17, 2006, not long after the hardest experiences I have ever had in my life up until that point, and probably ever in my life, until now. The talk’s topic…
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I never stand alone.

Alone I stand,While all the world around meSurrounds meAnd takes me for a fool.But I am notThe first to be regardedAs weak and simple-heartedFor choosing to believeThat He keeps watch over His own. CHORUSI never stand aloneWhen I stand with…
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Washington, D.C., I love you.

Jad, Kamren and I went to Washington, D.C. this past Friday through Sunday. It was such a wonderful vacation for us. It was Jad’s first time ever being in D.C. and I hadn’t been there for many years. Throughout our…
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Sabbath Day Light: A perfectly imperfect Father’s Day

This Father’s Day was very different than all the others. That’s because instead of being home, we were in Charlotte. At first, I was really kind of disappointed that we missed being at our church, where Casey, along with his peers, would…
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Sabbath Day Light: There is music in me

I am a person who loves music. As I think about it, it has always been such a huge part of my life, and the memories I have make me smile. My love of music came from my Nana and Granddad. My…
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