August 5, 2019

Where Much Is Given

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From Maggie’s upcoming book “WHERE MUCH IS GIVEN“. Born of Goodly Parents I hit the Earth in May 1964, and it was big news. What? You didn’t hear about it? Well, it was a great event for me. I was born in a place called Utah, but it could have been Jupiter for how different my world was from mainstream America. The Father of all Creation chose me out of all the millions to arrive
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July 28, 2019

FULL of BEANS Author Update

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I spent the last few weeks editing and updating my published book FULL of BEANS. I added a few stories and pictures, as well as improved the format. Since the subject matter of my beans book is highly controversial, naturally the book is not exactly popular. But it definitely gets read. My motive is not to make money on the book. I have spent more than $2,000 over the last two years to complete the
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July 14, 2019

Fun and Flubber

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From Maggie’s forthcoming book… I looked forward to starting first grade with the patience of a bumble bee caught in a Mason jar. My wiry little self fairly trembled with excitement over the prospect of book learning and living life to its fullest. Since I couldn’t seem to wait, I started my own little school in our basement. Mother got us some little desks and chairs and a blackboard. I corralled my younger siblings into
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July 2, 2019

Photo Contest

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I have never won a beauty contest, nor have I ever entered one. But hey! I figured Belinda, my truck, could win. She’s mighty pretty, especially when she reflects the sunset. I decided to enter a photo contest offered by Women in Trucking, a website that supports and promotes female truck drivers. With the demand for drivers at an all-time high, there are simply not enough menfolk to meet it. Women to the rescue! This
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June 22, 2019

Music for the Road

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I drive a semi-truck many hours of most days. Sometimes the music fills my head and I write songs. A couple weeks ago, this song came to mind. The Lovely of You Dedicated to the memory of my eight beautiful children who are grown and flown by Maggie June 2019 They say a trucker’s life is lonely, endless hours and days alone; But I’ve got something better than radio; by end of day, time has
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June 6, 2019

Blonde Moments

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Live load, tandem axle, air brakes, halogen fluid? Huh? It was Greek to me. Ever had a blonde moment? C’mon, admit it. Even if your hair is dark black and you are a veteran male truck driver with eleven million miles and 78 years of experience, you might recall waaaay back when you had a blonde moment. The internet flaunts quite a number of trucker blonde moments. Swift drivers are the butt of the largest
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May 19, 2019

Never Give Down

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I recall hearing a story years ago that made a big impression. I don’t remember the name of the author or the name of the man in the story, so I will tell the story as I remember it. There was a certain young man whose name was Michael. When but a young man of fourteen years of age, he was overcome by a blizzard in Michigan. Before his parents discovered him, he was frostbitten
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May 7, 2019

The North Side

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A ship building company had this statement in its advertisement: “All of our timber comes from the north side of the mountain.” Why the north side? What does that have to do with timber? After investigation, we find that the best timber grows on the north side of the mountain because of the rigors of Mother Nature. On the north side, the snow is deeper and the cold is colder. The winds are stiffer, and
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April 13, 2019

Mama Truckers

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The way I am perceived and received as a female trucker goes from one extreme to the other. Some people rave over a lady in a dress driving a truck, but others look me up and down and side to side as though they are considering throwing a sack over my head and hauling me to the nearest insane asylum. I find it rather comical to see people’s reactions. I never lose sleep over other
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March 27, 2019

Triple Trucker Trouble

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Date: Sometime last year Place: Somewhere on I-80 near Chicago To: Brian Barlow, B&M Services, Location Update Long night last night. Didn’t leave the shipper until 2:00 AM. Later… I was driving along observing all the rules and keeping all the laws (of course), and this unexpected mountain came along and plopped itself on the horizon. My worst fear came to pass, and my brakes went out on a fully loaded trailer, and I went
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March 11, 2019

Let There Be Peace

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Why are some people never happy? Since I am a human being, I have experienced emotion. I know happy; I know sad, and I know everything in between. From what I have gleaned out of life so far, I can say with certainty that the biggest reason a person is unhappy is the direct result of continually pointing the finger and looking for fault in others. They might even be forever searching for error in
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March 3, 2019

Me and Tony Robbins

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Holy Cow! I had no idea that Tony Robbins has been listening to Maggie’s philosophy. Imagine that. Seems Tony and I have much in common and share similar wave lengths. The only difference between me and Tony (besides the language) is that his philosophy is worth 500 million. My philosophy? It buys lunch…if I pay for it. Well…there is another difference between me and Tony. If Tony calls out a person wallowing in self-pity and
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February 27, 2019

Smart Trucker

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You’re Kidding! Winston, WHY is this silly thing empty? What?!! You can’t be serious! I actually erased my hard drive? No No, NOOOO! Oh, Rats! What? Well, you know how the screen thingie asks questions? Right, well it asked if I wanted to erase all FLIES. Winston, you know how I feel about insects. Huh? Ohhhhh. Erase all FILES? Well, of course I don’t want to erase all FILES! Why would it ask such a
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February 27, 2019

“Full of Beans” Book Review

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Hi Maggie, Thank you again for your interest in our website. We read and reviewed your book and enjoyed it very much. Here is a copy of our review: Five Stars   I was intrigued by reading “Full of Beans: FLDS Mormons: Evil Culture, Lawless Cult: Fact or Fiction? (FLDS Lady Book 1)” by Maggie Jessop Jeffs a true and realistic account of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS Church) which
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February 25, 2019

Sunday Sermon

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Okay, so it’s Sunday, and it’s been a LONG time since we had a Gospel sermon. In the absence of someone more qualified than I am to preach a sermon, I decided to rise to the occasion. Many people have messaged me asking questions and demanding that I justify my belief when all the “evidence” is against me. Rather than overload the Google server with my answers, I decided to write them down in a
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February 24, 2019

Who Is the Abuser?

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Person:  You poor poor little thing. You were abused so badly. Let me help you. Me:  No, I was never abused. Mad Person:  Of course you were! You just didn’t know it because you were taught to keep sweet no matter what. Me:  Nope, I was never abused. Madder Person:  Ah, but you were! Perhaps you need psychiatric help. You’re just too dumb to recognize abuse. Me:  Naa, I was never abused. Even Madder Person: 
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February 21, 2019

FLDS Fence Talk

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YOU ARE NOT INVITED TO MY PITY PARTY! Did you know there is actually a good side to theoretical dementia? Years ago I accidentally overheard a telephone conversation where a man  I really cared about (not my husband) told a close lady friend of his, “I don’t know what to do with Maggie. Nobody wants her.” That was a serious slug in the gut. I had to make a choice. Would I get hot and
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February 18, 2019

To Wall or Not to Wall?

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From the Atlantic to the Pacific, from the Lakes to the Rio Grande, we are one united brotherhood, and united we will stand… I remember singing that many times as a child. If only Americans could stand united. Whatever happened to that attitude of gratitude for America, this land of freedom that we seem to take for granted? What’s with all the quarreling? Have you noticed that we build fences and erect walls around things
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February 16, 2019

Trucker’s Ode to Facebook

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I found myself on the road driving my Big Rig far into the night on February 14, the famous day of love, Love, and more LOVE. I am probably the most UN-techie kid on the planet, a complete Facebook novice, and certainly not a purty pro poster person. I had just made a Facebook profile to advertise my new blog and books. So on the traditional Day of Love, I seriously tried to think of
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February 4, 2019

Hug A Trucker Day

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Recently I drove my truck to a shipper to pick up a load.  I walked into the check-in office to see three female office personnel through the glass, well-dressed, all sitting at desks, each behind a check-in window.  The women appeared to be drinking coffee and chatting amicably.  I spend 90% of my time driving solo, so it always appeals to see people working together and getting along.  My friendly communicative self pulls like a
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