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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Hug a Trucker Day? I didn’t know they were on the calendar. They are now! 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
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January 30, 2019

What Is an Empowered Woman?

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About a year ago, one day I was out trucking. I swung my 18 wheeler with a 53’ refrigerated trailer into a Walmart Distribution Center somewhere in Oklahoma and checked in my load at the receiving office. I was instructed to drive to a holding area and wait for the call to drive to a specific door for unloading. I parked my truck and found myself eye to eye with a female driver sitting in
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January 25, 2019

DONUTS of Dieting

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In my first youth, I had a serious weakness for donuts.  I must still be going through puberty because now that I’m in my second youth, I still have a weakness for donuts.  But where is it written that I have to give in to my weaknesses? When I was in my late teens, although I was active in sports, particularly volleyball, baseball, basketball, and yoga, I began to stack on the lubs.  After many
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March 6, 2018

Hello, World!

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What the heck does a truck driver have to talk about anyway?  “Infinity google ton”, as my six-year-old son used to say to wow his siblings. I used to live in a bubble.  I was born and raised in a small religious community and lived there nearly fifty years.  It was a rare, wonderful, old-fashioned kind of existence, and I was both blessed and spoiled.  I had no idea what it was like to go
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December 24, 2018

Full of Beans

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The Paradox I was born and raised FLDS Mormon and lived forty-seven years among my people. Married twenty years, raised eight children, had many remarkable experiences, including a terrifying government raid on the YFZ Ranch in 2008 when hundreds of our children were stolen by the state of Texas. In 2012 circumstances caused me to leave my home and community and take on the world, alone. As I lived and worked in mainstream society, wherever
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December 24, 2018

Travesty of Lone Star

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From “Full of Beans” “Larry King looks like an ancient fossil up close,” I mused to myself as I sat across from him in his palatial news center in Los Angeles, California. “But, hey,” I told myself, “if I look that good when I’m a hundred and six, I’ll be doing great. Good job, Larry.” Along with two other church members, I was there in July 2008 at the invitation of the Larry King Show
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November 26, 2018

Dangerous Criminal Me

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From “Stranger in a Strange Land” After escaping from the nutcase in Winter Park who had hired me to help him establish world peace, I soon found myself driving through Golden, Colorado.  My head throbbed and my eyes were heavy.  So incredibly tired.  I had to get off the highway and sleep for a couple hours before I found myself upside down.  I saw a lovely little park down a hill near a neighborhood, so
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November 26, 2018

Who Shall I Be?

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From “Stranger in a Strange Land” I began to seriously consider hiding my identity as an FLDS woman.  So far, my job search had yielded nothing but suspicion and disdain, and I had to find a way to survive.  Soon, I would run clear out of money.  I felt I would sooner die than be found begging on a street corner like I saw many do.  I hated the idea of dressing down and trying
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From “Traveling the Highroad” “She doesn’t have the ability to be a truck driver.” Yes, indeed, that’s what my driving instructor said.  Whatever gave him that idea?  I had enrolled in a three week course in a truck driving school in Colorado the first week of January, 2017.  My New Year’s resolution was to learn something new and make lots of money.  I was weary of lady wages, so I chose trucking since I knew
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August 24, 2014

Team Driving

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When in the course of human events it becomes necessary… to drive a Big Rig, it is also necessary to do it safely.  THEREFORE, thou must bring thyself down into the depths of humility and give thy consent to be crammed into an exceeding squishy cave-like compartment with another being, perhaps human, until such time as the tight-fisted, unsmiling keeper of the trucking universe has peradventure determined that thou art no longer a danger to
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