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What does it mean to be "all in" the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the latter days? The answers might surprise you. All In is a brand new podcast from LDS Living where we explore this question with the help of Latter-day Saints who are striving to live their faith every day—just like you.

What does it mean to be "all in" the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the latter days? The answers might surprise you. All In is a brand new podcast from LDS Living where we explore this question with the help of Latter-day Saints who are striving to live their faith every day—just like you.

 

#218

Maddie Morris and Her Parents: From Silly Mustaches to a Teen's Christmas Wish

Maddie Morris has had a brain tumor three times. In the past, friends and family showed their support by posting pictures of themselves on social media sporting fake mustaches. The pictures brought a smile to young Maddie’s face while she endured treatment, and they even inspired her parents to write a middle-grade novel about the experience. But as now 19-year-old Maddie prepares to have surgery once again this December, she has a bit of a different wish that she’d love your help with this Christmas. 1:49- No Attempt to Catch an Avocado 6:41- Eight Years Later 8:06- The Red Sea 11:53- When We Don’t Get the Miracle We Want 14:35- The Bigger Dream 18:07- A Window and A Mirror 23:10- What Do Trials Do For Us? 26:51- A Farsighted Approach To Challenges 30:33- Fear Holds Us Back From Each Other 32:21- The Power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ 34:44- Just Showing Up 40:31- This Year’s Christmas Wish 43:02- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? "I remember just praying over and over, ‘This load is getting to me, and I need some help.’ And just the reality that that works—that it's not just for the surgery moment, it can be the weeks before where you wake up, and you think you should feel heavy and dreary, but you don't. It feels like somebody else has the load for now.” -Chad Morris [Mustaches for Maddie] (https://deseretbook.com/p/mustaches-for-maddie) [Character of Christ by Elder David A. Bednar] (https://www2.byui.edu/presentations/transcripts/religionsymposium/2003_01_25_bednar.htm) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

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#217

Katie Hughes: Remembering the Reason for the Season

Gathering during the holidays is supposed to be joyful, and for some of us, it might be. But for others, being with friends or family we haven't seen in ages might make us feel overwhelmed and stressed. Wherever you are on this spectrum, on this week's episode, Katie Hughes, co-author of "The Gathering Home," shares practical tips and much-needed perspective on how to make any gathering special. So as we head into this Christmas season with all of its hustle and bustle, may we invite you to take a few minutes to join us in considering ways to remember that He is the reason for the season. 2:51- The Magic of the Holidays 5:32- Connection Over Perfection 9:05- Planning- The Key to Eliminating Stress 11:23- Thanksgiving 14:10- Christmas Advent 18:34- Light The World 23:51- Traditions Past and Present 33:32- Christmas Music 37:25- Peace, Calm, and Stillness 43:23- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?    "If you think about that star that you're cutting out of your cookie dough or hanging on your tree, all these commercial-type parts of Christmas, if they're not leading us to Jesus in some way—leading us to Bethlehem in some way—then it's a Christmas without Christ.” Episode references: [The Gather Home Book] (https://deseretbook.com/p/gathering-home-creating-a-refuge-of-goodness-and-joy?queryID=355fdf6e9a6e7f2c6ae46e1b5627f398&variant_id=188200-hardcover) [Article about The Gathering Home with quote from Emily Belle Freeman about Katie] (https://www.ldsliving.com/the-doctrine-of-gathering-why-3-women-believe-your-home-happenings-are-practice-for-an-important-future-event/s/93549)   James E. Faust quote- "No one can measure the effect of an unselfish act of kindness. By small, simple things great things do indeed come to pass. Of course gifts given and gifts received make Christmas special. For many children Christmas Eve is a very long night as they look forward with eager anticipation to the gifts Santa brings, which is why children love Santa Claus. Let me share what someone once said about Santa Claus: First of all, he's a joyous individual. People are attracted to joyous individuals as filings are attracted to a magnet. Next, Santa Claus is interested in making others happy. He increases the happy moments in the life of everyone he meets. He loves his work; he gets fun out of his job. He is childlike, simple, humble, sincere, and forgiving. Finally, he is a giver. His philosophy is to give himself away in service. He is a friend to everyone. He smiles. Perhaps you and I could attain greater happiness if we emulated Santa Claus a little more, for his way is the way of the Infant Jesus also.” James E Faust The Man Who Would Be Santa. First Presidency Christmas Devotional. December 06, 1998 See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

23 Nov 2022

45 MINS

45:51

23 Nov 2022


#216

Sarah Jane Wright: The Messiness of Creativity

An artist from a young age, Sarah Jane Wright doesn’t have many memories that don’t include having a pencil or a crayon in her hand, and that trend continues to this day. From her Nutcracker illustrations displayed in Ralph Lauren's New York City flagship store to her “Lola Dutch” picture book series series to her latest project with Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler, Sarah Jane is a believer that God made all of us creators. On this week’s episode, we talk about why creativity of all forms is often messy, and why it's worth cultivating in ourselves and in our children.   1:16- Two Creatives in a Marriage 4:06- A Long-Term Love of Illustration 8:28- Art as a Career 10:54- Lola Dutch 16:32- A Creator Teaching Creation 18:57- “Creativity Thrives on Limitations” 25:11- Ch-ch-changes, Challenges, and the Brother of Jared 34:33- More Than Just a Star 41:18- Glimpses from Christ 44:55- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?    "He's giving me an opportunity to see how it can be done in His way, which is always so much better."   Links- [More Than Just A Star] (http://deseretbook.com/p/more-than-just-a-star?s_cid=pod221116&utm_source=ldsliving&utm_medium=podcast&utm_content=pod221116-ai203)   Lola Dutch-  [https://www.amazon.com/Lola-Dutch-Kenneth-Wright/dp/1681195518/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2YK1FVXSULMJJ&keywords=lola+dutch&qid=1668537258&sprefix=lola+dutch%2Caps%2C243&sr=8-1] (https://www.amazon.com/Lola-Dutch-Kenneth-Wright/dp/1681195518/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2YK1FVXSULMJJ&keywords=lola+dutch&qid=1668537258&sprefix=lola+dutch%2Caps%2C243&sr=8-1) Ezra Taft Benson quote-  [https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/ezra-taft-benson/jesus-christ-gifts-expectations/] (https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/ezra-taft-benson/jesus-christ-gifts-expectations/) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

16 Nov 2022

47 MINS

47:25

16 Nov 2022


#215

Simply Three: Music—A Key to Expression

With nearly 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube, Simply Three is a string trio known for inventive arrangements of popular music. But they're not just experts at finding unity in sound: one of the three musicians isn't a Latter-day Saint, so when the group set out to record an album of hymns, they approached the project in a beautiful and harmonious way. On this week’s episode, the three musicians share the love they have for music and the beliefs that informed their modern approach to sacred songs as well as why they believe music is a gift when it comes to vulnerability and expression.1:25- All-State Orchestra Friends  6:03- Glen’s Faith 10:51- Emotion In Music 18:42- Leaving the Music for a Mission 25:48- A Faith-Based Album? 31:56- Secular Influences on Spiritual Music 38:11- Favorite Tracks 49:40- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  "I think we struggle so much with fear and wondering where we're going to be that we forget where we are here and now.” -Glen McDaniel   Product link - [https://deseretbook.com/p/all-amazed?queryID=79fc80dc22497ac25e68774b6786e7f5&variant_id=199838-cd-album] (https://deseretbook.com/p/all-amazed?queryID=79fc80dc22497ac25e68774b6786e7f5&variant_id=199838-cd-album) All Amazed on Spotify- [https://open.spotify.com/album/2HhXz1kcs3MEdK4GmnY0JK?si=ZAoiS4POTbiRhwgn27mBTg] (https://open.spotify.com/album/2HhXz1kcs3MEdK4GmnY0JK?si=ZAoiS4POTbiRhwgn27mBTg) YouTube channel- [https://www.youtube.com/c/Simplythreemusic] (https://www.youtube.com/c/Simplythreemusic) Be Still, My Soul- [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqSihsynIw8] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqSihsynIw8) Simply Three music video with Morgan's brother: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOt06STs46g] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOt06STs46g) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

09 Nov 2022

57 MINS

57:34

09 Nov 2022


#214

Matt Whitaker: A Man on a Mission to Tell 1 Teenage Boy’s Story

Helmuth Hubener’s story is a true tale that reads like a Hollywood movie and that is what Matt Whitaker has been trying to make for over 20 years—a movie about Helmuth’s life. Helmuth was a 16-year-old boy who, after gaining access to British radio channels, became convinced that he had to do something—anything—to stop Adolf Hitler. As the secretary for his local Latter-day Saint congregation he began typing flyers on a church typewriter in hopes of helping others see what he saw in the Nazi regime. On this week’s episode, we talk with Matt Whitaker about what Helmuth’s story can teach us more than 80 years later and why he is so determined to share it.    1:16- A Dream That Has Stretched Over Two Decades 4:51- Persistence 8:42- Lessons Learned From Three Teenage Boys 15:35- A Unique Story of Friendship 20:09- The Branch President 26:08-Latter-day Saints in Nazi Germany 32:27- A Story For Now 35:21- A Movie or A Series? 39:36- Casting 41:29- The Fulfillment of a Dream 44:53- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ "I think that it ties back to the Savior and that premortal connection...and gratitude that we feel for that person who said, 'Send me I'll do it,' and so that idea of self-sacrifice—the ultimate self-sacrifice—I think resonates and echoes throughout humanity." LINKS Truth and Conviction Website-  [https://invest.angel.com/truth] (https://invest.angel.com/truth) <a href="https://invest.angel.com/truth"></a>Truth and Conviction YouTube videos-  [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnOq4gXUJJQ&list=PLN4UzcYI0bdlv3hC-juyzp9n08VhnJ9Dn] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnOq4gXUJJQ&list=PLN4UzcYI0bdlv3hC-juyzp9n08VhnJ9Dn) <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnOq4gXUJJQ&list=PLN4UzcYI0bdlv3hC-juyzp9n08VhnJ9Dn"></a>Documentary-  [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICswA1YnvA8] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICswA1YnvA8) <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICswA1YnvA8"></a>E-book about Helmuth, Karl and Rudi:  [https://deseretbook.com/p/three-against-hitler-jerry-borrowman-259] (https://deseretbook.com/p/three-against-hitler-jerry-borrowman-259?queryID=071d964b6156fa499ad00153d38e376d&variant_id=113364-ebook) <a href="https://deseretbook.com/p/three-against-hitler-jerry-borrowman-259?queryID=071d964b6156fa499ad00153d38e376d&variant_id=113364-ebook"></a>Book about Helmuth-  [https://deseretbook.com/p/when-truth-was-treason-german-youth-against-hitler] (https://deseretbook.com/p/when-truth-was-treason-german-youth-against-hitler?queryID=071d964b6156fa499ad00153d38e376d&variant_id=187208-paperback) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

02 Nov 2022

47 MINS

47:43

02 Nov 2022


#213

Jenedy Paige: The Power of a Personal Relationship with God

Jenedy Paige knows a thing or two about strength. For one, she's competed on American Ninja Warrior—a feat she never thought she could accomplish but that she believes God led her to. But she also knows that strength comes from having a personal relationship with God during challenging times, like when her son died due to a drowning accident, and during beautiful times like when she is alone in her art studio during the early morning hours of the day. What has grounded her through it all? On this week’s episode, Jenedy shares a guarantee that she relies on that gives her strength—she calls it PJs.   2:00- PJS 11:36- Drowning and Grief 28:22- Real Art Ninja 44:23- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  “As you develop that relationship with Jesus Christ, as you come to know Him, He teaches you who you are, and what you're capable of. And I promise, what you're capable of is way more than you currently think.”   Links: Jenedy Paige's website:  [https://jenedypaige.com/] (https://jenedypaige.com/) Jenedy's American Ninja Warrior submission:  [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KvzCagWi-c] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KvzCagWi-c) Let Go painting:  [https://jenedypaige.com/products/let-go] (https://jenedypaige.com/products/let-go) Waiting For Answers painting:  [https://jenedypaige.com/products/waiting-for-answers] (https://jenedypaige.com/products/waiting-for-answers) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

26 Oct 2022

47 MINS

47:31

26 Oct 2022


#212

Eric Weddle: From Retirement to Super Bowl in Six Weeks

It was a call Eric Weddle never would’ve anticipated when he hung up his jersey for what he thought was the last time two years earlier. But the Los Angeles Rams were in desperate need of a safety and asked if Weddle would don the jersey for one last run. Weddle certainly didn’t feel he was NFL Playoff ready, but he was in good physical shape and has never been one to pass up an opportunity. So with the encouragement of his wife and kids, Weddle left his carpool duties as a father for a time and set out on an unlikely quest to win a Super Bowl. When the Super Bowl was over, he happily returned to the carpool. 1:51- An Ending Made For A Movie 7:02- Being Ready And Taking Opportunities 10:52- The Culmination of Work 14:36- Sharing The Experience With Kids 17:43- Mental Toughness 20:46- Becoming Part of a Team Fast 24:16- Coaching  26:01- Seeing God’s Hand 30:55- Finding the Gospel  39:11- Putting God First 44:44- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  “The world and everything outside doesn’t want us to be close to the Savior, doesn’t want us to have stability and doesn’t want us to have families and a core unit at home that we rely on each other…they don’t want that. And it can bring us down but if you just try your best, your best is all that is needed.”  [Eric Weddle biography by Trent Toone] (http://deseretbook.com/p/no-excuses-regrets-trent-toone-88331?s_cid=pod221019&utm_source=ldsliving&utm_medium=podcast&utm_content=pod221019-) [CBS San Diego interview after Super Bowl] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtAUdSDLbfU) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

19 Oct 2022

48 MINS

48:01

19 Oct 2022


#211

Brittany Jepsen: Making Our Lives a Tribute To Those Who Have Gone Before Us

The thread woven through Brittany Jepsen’s story tells of those who have gone before her. In casual conversation, Brittany talks not only of her parents and grandparents but other ancestors and how who they were has influenced who she is. She has built a business, The House That Lars Built, that helps others tap into their ability to create, something she grows emotional talking about, but at the root of it all is a desire to pay tribute to those who have made her who she is. On this week’s episode, Brittany teaches us about how a simple understanding of who we are and where we come from helps us turn our hearts to our fathers and mothers in normal and natural ways. 2:41- The House That Lars Built 7:03- Where Beauty Was Instilled 10:34- Making the Most of Single Years 16:56- Falling in Love in Denmark 20:20- Marrying Someone of Another Culture 25:14- A Nauvoo House 33:49- A Tribute to Ancestors 37:22- Turning Hearts  41:05- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  [https://thehousethatlarsbuilt.com/] (https://thehousethatlarsbuilt.com/) [https://www.instagram.com/houselarsbuilt/] (https://www.instagram.com/houselarsbuilt/) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

12 Oct 2022

44 MINS

44:53

12 Oct 2022


#210

Kathryn Davis: Parenting and Teaching Teenagers

Kathryn Davis, host of the new Magnify podcast, does not claim to be an expert on teenagers but she does have a few teenagers of her own and she does teach a lot more in her seminary classes each day. She has also been involved for years with the EFY and now FSY programs, and even worked with Stephen Covey to help implement and train the "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" into her high school curriculum. In short, while Kathryn may not consider herself an expert, she has definitely spent enough time with teenagers to speak to what they are like and why she absolutely loves them. 1:30- An Unexpected Seminary Teacher 5:55- Tips For Teaching Teens 7:44- Isaiah 12:02- How To Connect 13:54- Kathryn’s Kids 15:47- The Daunting Task of Parenting Teenagers 19:29- What Has Changed About Parenting Teens? 23:14- Do We Even Know What They’re Up Against?  28:12- Bullying 33:05- Space For Conversations 37:10- Tough Questions in the Classroom 39:24- Enjoy Them 41:42- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  “Can we, as adults...and as members of the Church, embrace them and create a safe place for them where they are enough? Because them plus Christ is enough. We're not enough on our own but with Christ, we are.” Magnify Podcast- [https://www.magnifythegood.com/podcast] (https://www.magnifythegood.com/podcast) [President M. Russell Ballard quote] (https://abn.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/broadcasts/article/evening-with-a-general-authority/2016/02/the-opportunities-and-responsibilities-of-ces-teachers-in-the-21st-century?lang=eng&adobe_mc_ref=https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/broadcasts/article/evening-with-a-general-authority/2016/02/the-opportunities-and-responsibilities-of-ces-teachers-in-the-21st-century?lang=eng&adobe_mc_sdid=SDID=19410095F88C1DD4-4C1B4DD6EF4D37C3|MCORGID=66C5485451E56AAE0A490D45%40AdobeOrg|TS=1664913742) - "Gone are the days when a student asked an honest question and a teacher responded, 'Don’t worry about it!' Gone are the days when a student raised a sincere concern and a teacher bore his or her testimony as a response intended to avoid the issue. Gone are the days when students were protected from people who attacked the Church. Fortunately, the Lord provided this timely and timeless counsel to you teachers: 'And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith.'" [Elder Jeffrey R. Holland quote] (https://abn.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/2007/06/teaching-and-learning-in-the-church?lang=eng&adobe_mc_ref=https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/2007/06/teaching-and-learning-in-the-church?lang=eng&adobe_mc_sdid=SDID=5836F01A4399DB30-2F06202D84E15175|MCORGID=66C5485451E56AAE0A490D45%40AdobeOrg|TS=1664913806) - "And if those children are unresponsive, maybe you can’t teach them yet, but you can love them. And if you love them today, maybe you can teach them tomorrow."   See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

05 Oct 2022

43 MINS

43:35

05 Oct 2022


#209

Chris Schoebinger: The Heroes in Our Stories

For over three decades, Chris Schoebinger has been involved with book publishing During his career, he's worked with authors like Brandon Mull on Fablehaven and Jason F. Wright on Christmas Jars. But as he brings these stories to life at work, he has also been living one of his own at home. And while that story has been full of unexpected twists and turns, it has also been full of the types of heroes he loves to read about on the written page—people like his gay son or the birth mother of his adopted child. So on this week’s episode, we talk with Chris about what makes a powerful story and why he is grateful for the way God has guided his. 2:03- Opening Eyes to the Restored Gospel 4:32- An Unexpected Yes 9:04- Appreciation For A Mother’s Love 14:27- Shadow Mountain 16:16- Why Fiction? 18:53- Shared Values Sharing Light 24:17- “In Quiet Desperation” 30:24- The Courage of Ty Mansfield 33:04- His Hand in Our Stories 34:26- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ   “My greatest blessings—my greatest successes—are the direct result of the good people that God has placed in my path.”    Links: On the Road with Steve Hartman on CBS link-  [https://www.cbsnews.com/news/steve-hartman-on-the-road-riley-steven-adoption/] (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/steve-hartman-on-the-road-riley-steven-adoption/) Shadow Mountain Publishing-  [https://shadowmountain.com/] (https://shadowmountain.com/) Fablehaven Book One-  [https://deseretbook.com/p/fablehaven-brandon-mull-61171?queryID=34b942fe7368626c5b5bdef3058825a7&variant_id=41306-hardcover] (https://deseretbook.com/p/fablehaven-brandon-mull-61171?queryID=34b942fe7368626c5b5bdef3058825a7&variant_id=41306-hardcover) In Quiet Desperation-  [https://deseretbook.com/p/quiet-desperation-understanding-challenge-same-gender-attraction-fred-marilyn-matis-50116?queryID=d39ffa00503d322771fc44fccb867e5e&variant_id=52863-paperback] (https://deseretbook.com/p/quiet-desperation-understanding-challenge-same-gender-attraction-fred-marilyn-matis-50116?queryID=d39ffa00503d322771fc44fccb867e5e&variant_id=52863-paperback) Voices of Hope by Ty Mansfield-  [https://deseretbook.com/p/voices-hope-ty-mansfield-77928?queryID=c663f3f3f619f367bc1c702b33a50f41&variant_id=20538-paperback] (https://deseretbook.com/p/voices-hope-ty-mansfield-77928?queryID=c663f3f3f619f367bc1c702b33a50f41&variant_id=20538-paperback) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

28 Sep 2022

37 MINS

37:07

28 Sep 2022


#208

Heidi Swapp: 9 Easy Things Every Parent Can Do To Begin Preventing Suicide Now

Seven years ago, Heidi Swapp lost her 16-year-old son, Cory, to suicide. In the wake of Cory’s passing, Heidi endured devastating thoughts of her perceived failures as a mother. But instead of focusing on what she couldn’t change, Heidi determined to learn as much as she could and then share the things she wished she’d known with as many parents as would listen. One of the most important things she's learned is that suicide prevention begins long before we are ever concerned about someone we love. So on today's episode, she shares nine principles that she believes have the ability to make a critical difference. 3:08- Seven Years Later 15:35- Don’t Freak Out 22:18- One Day At A Time 27:12- 'Forgive Yourself For Not Knowing What You Didn’t Know’ 29:57- Don’t Believe Everything You Think 35:00- The End 39:12- Now Is Not Forever 42:48- Connection > Concern 45:58- The Importance of Evolving 49:13- Yet 53:35- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?    "Being all in is allowing yourself to figure it out as you go, and to learn and to evolve—to allow yourself to have a question, to allow yourself to have a surety and to allow yourself to be loved by a perfect Heavenly Father and to be saved by Jesus, recognizing that you just don't have to have it all figured out."   Links- Deseret News article Morgan wrote about Heidi 7 years ago- [https://www.deseret.com/2017/4/11/20610132/going-home-utah-scrapbooking-ceo-finds-hope-after-losing-a-child-to-suicide] (https://www.deseret.com/2017/4/11/20610132/going-home-utah-scrapbooking-ceo-finds-hope-after-losing-a-child-to-suicide) Light the Fight- [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/light-the-fight/id1354722078] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/light-the-fight/id1354722078) Heidi's website- [https://www.heidiswapp.com/] (https://www.heidiswapp.com/) Heidi's Instagram- [https://www.instagram.com/heidiswapp/] (https://www.instagram.com/heidiswapp/) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

21 Sep 2022

58 MINS

58:20

21 Sep 2022


#207

Justin and Kristi Osmond: The Gift of Being Deaf and the Gift of Hearing

Justin and Kristi Osmond: The Gift of Being Deaf and the Gift of Hearing For the first two years of his life, Justin Osmond was totally unable to hear the music that made his dad and uncles famous. Born with 90 percent hearing loss, the son of Merrill Osmond initially resented his inability to hear but it has become something he has embraced and something his wife, Kristi, loves because it has made him who he is. After 12 years of intense speech and listening therapy, Justin is able to give voice to a community rarely heard from on a podcast. On this week’s episode, we talk with Justin and Kristi about how it’s by leaning into our challenges that we become who we were meant to be. "My lack of physical hearing has helped me to rely more on my spiritual ears so that I can hear Him more."   "We have way more rainbows than we have rain."   1:31- Not Being Able To Hear the Music 4:10- Hearing Impairment in the Osmond Family Story 9:18- Speech and Listening Therapy 11:22- Meeting Kristi 20:17- The Olive Osmond Hearing Fund 25:47- Embracing Something While Acknowledging Challenges 32:08- Until You’ve Experienced It 37:19- “And Some Have Compassion Making a Difference” 41:22- Refined > Defined 44:13- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? For links: Justin's Book-  [https://www.amazon.com/Hearing-with-My-Heart/dp/B0955W1QYN/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1E9JOPA4BFN6X&keywords=Hearing+with+the+heart&qid=1663102999&sprefix=hearing+with+the+heart%2Caps%2C150&sr=8-3] (https://www.amazon.com/Hearing-with-My-Heart/dp/B0955W1QYN/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1E9JOPA4BFN6X&keywords=Hearing+with+the+heart&qid=1663102999&sprefix=hearing+with+the+heart%2Caps%2C150&sr=8-3) <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Hearing-with-My-Heart/dp/B0955W1QYN/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1E9JOPA4BFN6X&keywords=Hearing+with+the+heart&qid=1663102999&sprefix=hearing+with+the+heart%2Caps%2C150&sr=8-3"></a>Singing For Hearing Aids-  [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeMOZutBOFw] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeMOZutBOFw) <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeMOZutBOFw"></a>The Story Behind Justin's MBA-  [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBt6kBVR5A0] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBt6kBVR5A0) Justin and Kristi's Adoption Story-  [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG_4DwU2irE] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG_4DwU2irE) <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG_4DwU2irE"></a>Justin's TedTalk-  [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zimNHUE4P6I] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zimNHUE4P6I) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

14 Sep 2022

49 MINS

49:39

14 Sep 2022


#206

Shima Baughman: What’s More Powerful Than Public Policy?

Shima Baughman has worked for years to bring about policy reform, especially as it relates to incarceration. After immigrating to the United States from Iran as a child, Shima has become an attorney, a national expert on bail and pretrial prediction, and a professor of criminal law at the University of Utah. But while she is a believer in giving second chances through law, on this week’s episode she explains the most powerful type of reform isn't only through the justice system. Instead, she believes change truly occurs as people turn their hearts to Christ.   “Changing policy is temporary, but changing a creature or a human is lasting and that's only done through Jesus Christ."   1:23- A Traumatic Fairy Tale of Sorts 10:29- A Rich Heritage 15:29- Becoming a Lawyer 18:07- Justice and Mercy 20:54- The Savior and The Incarcerated 26:09- Failure and the Transformative Power of Christ 34:01- A Career Change 38:13- Temple Attendance Tip 39:16- Identity 42:40- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  Links: Shima’s TikTok Account- Closer to Jesus Christ-  [https://www.tiktok.com/@closertojesuschrist?_t=8VStnCaqlpr&_r=1] (https://www.tiktok.com/@closertojesuschrist?_t=8VStnCaqlpr&_r=1) Quote by President Packer- “True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior. The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior.” Story about Jewish Rabbi case-  [https://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/16/us/16prison.html] (https://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/16/us/16prison.html) President Nelson’s talk about identity-  [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvS5wDoKoBk] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvS5wDoKoBk) Quote by President Benson-  [https://www.thechurchnews.com/1999/11/6/23247632/the-lord-works-from-the-inside-out-the-world-works-from-the-outside-in#:~:text=%22The%20Lord%20works%20from%20the,themselves%20out%20of%20the%20slums.] (https://www.thechurchnews.com/1999/11/6/23247632/the-lord-works-from-the-inside-out-the-world-works-from-the-outside-in#:~:text=%22The%20Lord%20works%20from%20the,themselves%20out%20of%20the%20slums.) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

07 Sep 2022

46 MINS

46:05

07 Sep 2022


#205

Porter and Carlie Ellett: The Kansas City Chiefs' Left-Hand Man and How God Led Him to a Super Bowl

When Porter Ellett was 4 years old, he fell off the back of a truck and lost the use of his arm. Then as a teenager, he decided to have that arm amputated. Today, he is known around the NFL as “Lefty,” a nickname given to him after Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid began calling Porter his “left-hand man.” On this week’s episode, Porter and his wife, Carlie, share the story of why Porter has never let having one arm stop him from achieving his dreams—and how God paved the way for him to do represent something far more meaningful than football on the sport's biggest stage.  "I believe what he does is super important, not the X's and O's and the winning of games, but professional football doesn't showcase a lot of people who are different. There's not a lot of people with disabilities at the professional sports level because it's the greatest in the world and so to have any sort of perceived weakness isn't going to be on your side. Having Porter on the football field and coaching I knew was so important for an entire community who doesn't get represented in professional sports." 02:38- Lifetime Chiefs Fan or No? 3:50- The Accident and Amputation 7:19- Adapting 9:18- What They See When They Stare 13:14- The New Era18:04- A Dreamer and a Planner 23:38- A Call From Andy Reid 29:56- A Team At Home 40:30- Lessons from Coach Reid 48:14- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  Links- [https://www.sltrib.com/sports/2021/02/04/gordon-monson-meet-utahs/] (https://www.sltrib.com/sports/2021/02/04/gordon-monson-meet-utahs/) Videos of Porter-  [https://www.youtube.com/c/CarlieMcKeon] (https://www.youtube.com/c/CarlieMcKeon) [https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/new-era/2008/02/face-trials-with-smiles?lang=eng] (https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/new-era/2008/02/face-trials-with-smiles?lang=eng) [https://magazine.byu.edu/article/left-hand-man/] (https://magazine.byu.edu/article/left-hand-man/) President Nelson biography-  [https://deseretbook.com/p/insights-from-a-prophets-life-russell-m-nelson-by-sheri-dew?queryID=c106d5b6a9f400314814268d9057769d&variant_id=172666-hardcover] (https://deseretbook.com/p/insights-from-a-prophets-life-russell-m-nelson-by-sheri-dew?queryID=c106d5b6a9f400314814268d9057769d&variant_id=172666-hardcover) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

31 Aug 2022

52 MINS

52:19

31 Aug 2022


#204

Elliott Smith: Cultivating a Fear-Free Worship Experience

Attending church for the first time. Coming back to church after a period of inactivity. Going through the temple for the first time. Seeking to develop a love for the temple. These are all experiences that can feel daunting or overwhelming. But years ago, a bishop who had been through a period of inactivity himself sought to create what he called “a fear-free worship experience” for everyone in his congregation—and Elliott Smith says it made all the difference in their ward. So wherever you are on your journey along the covenant path, we invite you to consider how we can best help one another along by also seeking to eliminate fear in our own congregations. 6:08- Fear Free Worship 12:17- Preparing For Baptism 17:10- First Impression of the Temple and Appropriate Expectations 33:58- 4 Ps 41:48- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?    “We won’t ever be perfected in HIm until we are perfected through Him.”    For link: Elder Maxwell- Proximate Joy-  [https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/1994/10/brightness-of-hope?lang=eng] (https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/1994/10/brightness-of-hope?lang=eng) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

24 Aug 2022

47 MINS

47:01

24 Aug 2022


#203

Melaney Tagg: Kindness Begins With Me

There is an old Primary song that says, “I want to be kind to everyone, for that is right, you see. So I say to myself, ‘Remember this: Kindness begins with me.'” Melaney Tagg, our guest on this week’s episode, is a living example of what this Primary song looks like in action. When she observed the contention running rampant in her county’s school board meetings, Tagg knew she couldn't stand idly by—she had to, as President Oaks put it, "seek to moderate and unify," knowing that kindness needed to begin with her. 3:04- Loudoun County, Virginia 7:38- Credentials 9:06- Breaking the Ice 11:16- Two Commandments 15:50- Venn Diagrams 20:04- Common Pitfalls 25:04- Absolute Truth 29:11- Coming to the Table 33:53- Love Thy Neighbor 36:50- IRL 40:37- Spiritual Momentum 43:15- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?   Spiritual momentum talk-  [https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2022/04/47nelson?lang=eng] (https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2022/04/47nelson?lang=eng) Public Square editorial-  [https://publicsquaremag.org/politics-law/freedom/collaboration-amid-controversy-a-hopeful-report-from-loudoun-county/] (https://publicsquaremag.org/politics-law/freedom/collaboration-amid-controversy-a-hopeful-report-from-loudoun-county/) Deseret News-  [https://www.deseret.com/2022/5/19/23068882/the-uniters-of-loudoun-county-virginia-school-board-transgender-rights] (https://www.deseret.com/2022/5/19/23068882/the-uniters-of-loudoun-county-virginia-school-board-transgender-rights) President Oaks issues call to “moderate and unify"-  [https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2021/04/51oaks?lang=eng] (https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2021/04/51oaks?lang=eng) Elder Cook talk with story about General Kane- [https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2020/10/15cook?lang=eng] (https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2020/10/15cook?lang=eng) Thomas Griffith episode-  [https://www.ldsliving.com/all-in/thomas-b-griffith-politics-religion-and-the-laboratory-of-christian-living] (https://www.ldsliving.com/all-in/thomas-b-griffith-politics-religion-and-the-laboratory-of-christian-living) Note: In the episode, President Dallin H. Oaks is credited as having said “You can disagree without being disagreeable.” This quote should actually be attributed to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. However, President Oaks has been quoted as saying “Though we may disagree, we should not be disagreeable.” This quote is found in this talk:  [https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2014/10/loving-others-and-living-with-differences?lang=eng] (https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2014/10/loving-others-and-living-with-differences?lang=eng) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

17 Aug 2022

46 MINS

46:23

17 Aug 2022


#202

Judy Eror: The Power of Covenants Even After Divorce

For over four decades, the foremost part of Judy Eror's identity was her role as a wife. But then, after 42 years of marriage, her spouse unexpectedly chose to leave. How does a choice like that affect the promises made over a sacred alter? For Judy, she clung to her covenants more than ever before and has found a peace she ever thought possible. 4:24- “The Perfect Family" 5:35- The Aftermath 7:32- Staying Close to the Lord 11:42- Reliance on Covenants 13:12- Forgiveness Without Being Asked  17:02- Satan’s Overtime Efforts on Families 19:47- Stories End Differently 21:43- Boundaries to Protect and No Regrets 25:10- Therapy Tip 29:28- Allowing Others to Grieve 32:57- Rediscovering Self 36:37- Advice to Others 38:36- “Don’t I Deserve Better?” 42:35- What Does It Mean To You To Be All In?“You will find your voice again. You think it’s gone, you think you have permanent emotional laryngitis but if you will develop your relationship with our Savior Jesus Christ...you will find your voice and you will be able, once again, to sing the song of redeeming love.”  Piece about Judy-  [https://www.magnifythegood.com/blog/mighty-women/judy] (https://www.magnifythegood.com/blog/mighty-women/judy) The Character of Christ-  [https://www2.byui.edu/presentations/transcripts/religionsymposium/2003_01_25_bednar.htm] (https://www2.byui.edu/presentations/transcripts/religionsymposium/2003_01_25_bednar.htm) The Infinite Atonement-  [https://deseretbook.com/p/infinite-atonement-tad-r-callister-1725?queryID=af9fb2fe3ca90d04f5ff51a0660436d5&variant_id=110191-hardcover] (https://deseretbook.com/p/infinite-atonement-tad-r-callister-1725?queryID=af9fb2fe3ca90d04f5ff51a0660436d5&variant_id=110191-hardcover) Loren Dunn: [https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/1974/04/hanging-on?lang=eng] (https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/1974/04/hanging-on?lang=eng) John Taylor quote: [https://jod.mrm.org/6/18] (https://jod.mrm.org/6/18) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

10 Aug 2022

44 MINS

44:37

10 Aug 2022


#201

Roger Connors: Understanding God’s Patterns

As a former mission president and former MTC branch president who currently serves in a YSA stake presidency, Roger Connors has heard from a lot of young people who feel like God just isn’t keeping His end of the deal. It is for these people that Connors set out to write his new book, "Divine Patterns." It is his belief that as we observe the way that our unchanging God has worked in the lives of men and women throughout history, we can more easily recognize that He is with us every minute of every day.  2:50- “There Is Something Else” 5:41- Hearing the Plan 7:12- The Care and Concern of the Lord 11:20- Patterns 12:50- Patience is a Choice 16:33- The Lord Loves Effort 20:20- The Savior’s Obedience 23:36- What You Want or Something Better 26:06- The Whole Picture 29:13- He Is For Us 39:02- Not a Checklist 44:00- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?    For links: Divine Patterns- [https://deseretbook.com/p/divine-patterns?queryID=e9a19f1d8b28d1178b806ea7407992e0&variant_id=199356-hardcover] (https://deseretbook.com/p/divine-patterns?queryID=e9a19f1d8b28d1178b806ea7407992e0&variant_id=199356-hardcover) Elder Renlund’s talk mentioned-  [https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2016/04/that-i-might-draw-all-men-unto-me?lang=eng] (https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2016/04/that-i-might-draw-all-men-unto-me?lang=eng) Saint Augustine quote-  [https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/saint_augustine_165165] (https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/saint_augustine_165165) Missionary Fireside During Pandemic-  [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuHDKwb7P9k] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuHDKwb7P9k) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

03 Aug 2022

46 MINS

46:21

03 Aug 2022