2020
Matt and Mandy


“Matt and Mandy,” Friend, November 2020

Matt and Mandy

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Friend Magazine, 2020/11 Nov

Illustrations by Matt Sweeney

The Coopers have been reading in the Book of Mormon as they study Come, Follow Me.

How come the people kept getting wicked again and again after they were blessed so much?

Yeah. It’s like they just kept forgetting.

A little later, over ice-cream sundaes …

Heavenly Father gives us lots of blessings. What if we started writing them in journals? So we won’t forget.

We could write down the extra-nice things people do for us too.

Like me letting you have the rest of the whipped cream.

That night …

Hmmm. I’m having trouble deciding how to start my journal.

Just say, “I, Matt, having goodly parents and a great sister …”

“… goodly parents and a funny sister …”

Keeping a blessings journal is a great idea. I’d do it myself if I could hold a pen!