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Pebbles of Light strives to help you recognize those who have helped light your path and become the person you are. This helps you to have direction and courage in sharing your light with others. We'll cover a variety of topics, including: parenting, mom hacks, faith, home life, relationships, traditions, and more. Anne Maxson joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2002 and her life has been full of unexpected (and sometimes difficult to recognize) blessings ever since. Sh ...
 
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Melinda Wheelwright Brown, author of "Eve and Adam: Discovering the Beautiful Balance," shares some wonderful insights about partnership. PEBBLE OF THE WEEK: Identify something in your life that you've been thinking of as a "sacrifice" that you can change to think of as an "investment." This can be related to a relationship with a partner, with a c…
 
A wonderful interview with Kay West of A Worldwide Sisterhood and Becky Squire of Latter-day Woman Magazine about finding ways to amplify the light of others. PEBBLE OF THE WEEK: Share some light - whether your own or that of a friend, whether on social media or just sending a thought to a friend through text, email, Marco Polo, or a good old-fashi…
 
In another mother-daughter interview, Janet Rowley and Liz Jorgensen share messages of tragedy, hope, faith, and angels. PEBBLE OF THE WEEK: Take 10 minutes to ponder on the angels that have supported and uplifted you in your life. Share this episode with a friend who has been an angel to you. RESOURCES: Affiliate Disclaimer - As an Amazon Associat…
 
If you were here last week, you heard a great interview with Trina Browning about her experience as a missionary mom. This week, we will be talking with Trina and her daughter Neicia about Neicia’s experience serving in the Zambia Lusaka Africa Mission. Neicia had wanted to go to a Third World country and she got her wish. While there, Neicia exper…
 
Whether knocking on your door, riding a bike through your neighborhood, on a theater stage, or these days, on social media, you’ve likely seen some missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with their black nametags. Today we get to talk to a missionary mom and talk about what it’s like to send your kid to serve as a mission…
 
SHOWNOTES In an interview with Maria Anderson Hormaza, we talk about the peace that can be found in spending time in nature. We also talk about the courage it can take to follow your dreams. RESOURCES: Affiliate Disclaimer - As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, we may earn advertising or referral fees from qualifying purch…
 
An interview with Elissa Grossell Dickey, whose debut novel, “The Speed of Light,” (links below) comes out March 1st 2021 with Lake Union Publishing. Like the main character in her novel, Elissa has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She shares the strength she received from friends and family as she coped with the diagnosis process. She also …
 
A few years ago, we came home to a toppled Christmas tree and shattered ornaments. The experience taught us a valuable lesson about what is most important to have in our home. RESOURCES: “For Peace at Home” by Richard G. Scott Follow Anne: Website: www.annemaxson.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pebblesoflight Instagram: @PebblesOfLight This …
 
Teri Hoeksema is the owner of “Forever Fit” a personal fitness training studio in Idaho. On her website, it says, “Beauty is not perfection, skinny isn't necessarily beautiful. What is truly beautiful, is confidence in oneself; and the recognition that we are who we are, for a very important reason.” I love how her take on personal health ties in w…
 
Doctrine & Covenants 64:33-34 states, “Be not weary in well-doing, for you are laying the foundation of a great work.” But what happens if you are weary? What happens if you are exhausted, burned out, over-stretched, and just need a break? This week, Anne shares some tips about overcoming (and allowing) those feelings of weariness. PEBBLE OF THE WE…
 
Myrna Peterson is a quadriplegic living in rural Northern Minnesota who is a proactive advocate for differently abled persons. She has done a TEDx Talk, broke a Guinness World Record and is a recipient of the very prestigious Andrus Award for Community Service. She says that she only has one thumb that moved but she has a mouth that doesn’t stop. A…
 
Tessa and Jamis Buck share their story of doing their best to follow an inspired path even when it took them in an unexpected direction. PEBBLE FOR THIS WEEK: Be a first responder sometime this week. When you feel inspired to do something – whether for yourself or for someone else, just do it. Resources from this episode: Affiliate Disclaimer - As …
 
In this episode, Anne talks to her friends, Erin Gurney and Jessa Sebastian about the importance of effort and vulnerability when it comes to building the foundation of a friendship. PEBBLE FOR THE WEEK: Go a little bit out of your comfort zone to reach out to a new friend sometime this week. For some, “going a little bit out of your comfort zone” …
 
Have you ever wished there was an app to help you meet new friends? Sometimes, it can be tricky to navigate new friendships at this station in life. In this episode, Anne talks to her friends, Erin Gurney and Jessa Sebastian, about how to find the friends you need. PEBBLE FOR THE WEEK: Read through that quote from C.S. Lewis – I’ll put it in the sh…
 
After last week's episode about finding ways to be a light to others by asking what God would have you say or do for them, this week we flip the script and talk about how to know what God would say to you. Anne shares her experience of working to discover her love for God after recognizing His love for her. She shares messages from faith leaders th…
 
When is a time that you have felt awkward when following through on a prompting to help lift someone else? In this episode, Anne shares 3 experiences where she has felt inspired to say or do something that pushed her out of her comfort zone as well as the blessings that came from following through on that inspiration. PEBBLE FOR THIS WEEK: Think ab…
 
Anne shares the backstory of Pebbles of Light and why this message of light is so important to her. She discusses how those who share light with us can do the big thing, the little thing or even the thing that you aren’t even aware of. RESOURCES Jeffrey R. Holland quote about angels Jeffrey R. Holland quote about being known to God FIND ME HERE Web…
 
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