Anne Maxson

Writer and Speaker
Helping others come unto Christ through experiences, insights, and lessons from life.

Recent Articles

When in Crisis, Keep Calm & Focus on the What You Can Do

When in Crisis, Keep Calm & Focus on the What You Can Do

“What is needed during times of crisis is calm and clear-headed trust...Focus on the things you can do and not on the things you cannot do.” Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “God Will Do Something Unimaginable” My son asked me recently if my dad ever gets mad. As I thought back, I...

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When Your Son Teaches You about Faith

When Your Son Teaches You about Faith

I tearfully told John that I didn’t think we were going to find tickets but that we’d prepare to make the trip. With a manner of fact tone, he said, “Mom, it will workout. You had a prompting so it WILL work out.”    

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The Parable of the Puzzle

The Parable of the Puzzle

This puzzle was a beast. My husband had to work General Conference weekend so we figured this would be a good way to keep the boys occupied so we could (hopefully) listen to the messages shared. We are pretty puzzle-savvy so even though it was 1000 pieces, I figured...

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No Thing Is Sacred

No Thing Is Sacred

In early December, we arrived home to discover that the stand for our Christmas tree had broken and sent the tree and all the ornaments crashing to the ground. We started cleaning up, piling most of the items on the piano until we got a new tree. Most of the ornaments...

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Do We Allow the Savior to Succor Us?

Do We Allow the Savior to Succor Us?

In this week's Don't Miss This study, David Butler and Emily Freeman discuss the meaning of the term "succor." They explain that the Hebrew is "surround or protect" Greek is "to aid and to help" and Latin is "to run to." My favorite has always been "to run to." How I...

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Seeking Divine Potential

Seeking Divine Potential

I picked up one of my 7-year-old’s books (“The One and Only Ivan”) the other day and was taken by the quote by George Eliot at the beginning. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”   I’ve mentioned before that I go through phases where I am really...

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