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Lori
 Jan 31, 2020
I love this podcast! the interviews are uplifting and inspiring. I have learned how to be a better person and have been reminded of why we're here on Earth... it's all about our relationship with our savior and our relationships with everyone else.

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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.


Episode Date
Thurl Bailey: The Impact of Seeing Potential
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When someone sees our potential it can make all the difference in what we become. But what has that looked like in the life of former NBA player Thurl Bailey? It meant his mother believing that she was not raising average kids, and therefore Cs were not acceptable. It meant not making the middle school basketball team again and again until a coach finally offered to put in some extra work with the 6'10" 9th grader. And it meant overcoming obstacles in marrying his wife when the odds were against them. But perhaps most important, it has looked like Heavenly Father knowing Thurl's potential as a disciple of Jesus Christ. On this week's episode, we talk with Thurl about potential in all its forms and what we can learn from it. “God also has a way of making things really right.” Show Notes  2:33- Taking Full Advantage of Education 6:45- “I Have a Dream” 8:30- Religion as a Child 12:06- Dr. J 22:15- Influence of a Coach Who Cared 25:47- Cultural Implications of Coming to Utah 30:24- Conquering the Odds 38:34- Asking the Right Person 45:17- 25 Years Later 48:43- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 28, 2021
Lisa Valentine Clark: Seeing God in the Midst of Grief
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On June 5, 2020, Christopher Clark passed away after a four-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Just days before, he and his wife, Lisa Valentine Clark, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Now, she feels her husband's absence every day. How can Lisa move forward from here? Is it possible to put the pieces back together when a key piece is missing? On this week’s episode, Lisa discusses what she has learned from caregiving, the process of grief, and why she cannot deny the existence of God and his ability to answer our prayers. "Grief is love with nowhere to go." Show Notes  2:10- Love for Others, Love for Each Other 6:00- What Is This Person Trying to Communicate Right Now? 9:20- ALS and Loss 13:40- A Time to Grieve, A Time to Connect 20:19- Caregiving 25:50- Living In Every Ordinary Day 32:10- “The Comfort of God is a Miracle” 38:36- Feeling God’s Awareness of Us 45:36- It’s All About Love 49:42- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 21, 2021
Elder Edward Dube: Can You Imagine?
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"Can you imagine"—these three words, found in Alma 5, were used many times by Elder Edward Dube in this week’s podcast. But what do these words mean in our lives? From our approach in sharing the Book of Mormon to how we participate in family reunions, Elder Dube invites us to imagine how we, as disciples of Jesus Christ, could improve the little things and better appreciate the blessings of the gospel. "To find true happiness requires us to place our faith and total commitment on the Lord Jesus Christ—to fully do His will." Show Notes 3:30- A Temple in Zimbabwe 5:49- Elder Dube’s Mother 8:27- Childhood in the Catholic Church and Falling Away 12:37- To Parents of the Rising Generation 14:28- Studying the Gospel of Jesus Christ 18:21- Helping Others Open the Book of Mormon 23:05- A Nudge to Get Married from a Living Prophet 26:05- A Universally Applicable Gospel 28:26- Special Witnesses of Jesus Christ 31:05- Traditions—Letting Go of Some and Embracing Others 34:35- A Love for the Lord—More Than Going to Church 39:45- The Lord’s Promises in the Sacrament 44:11- Going Beyond the Things that Hold Us Back 48:04- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 14, 2021
Samuel Brown and Kate Holbrook: The Evolving Story of a Marriage
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Samuel Brown is an academic, a shock trauma ICU doctor, and a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. He has achieved much professionally, but it was not until his wife, Kate Holbrook, was diagnosed with cancer in her eye and he faced the risk of losing his beloved that Sam realized he had neglected things in his home. This realization was painful and required work to undo the hurt of the past, but together, he and his wife have rebuilt a home and a marriage they are grateful for and proud of. "You can't introspect your way into another person if you don't spend a lot of time with them." Show Notes 2:32-Authenticity or Repentance?  5:23- The Natural Sam  9:55- From Atheist to Believer  22:44- Kate  26:10- Confronting Selfishness in Marriage  32:46- Forgetting Ourselves to See Others Clearly  43:10- Cheering Each Other On In Being Useful to God  48:55- “Holy” Food Deliveries and Reverence for One’s Spouse  53:23- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 23, 2021
Liz Darger: Establishing Home-Court Advantage
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When Liz Darger, a senior associate athletic director at BYU, was a young girl, her mother taught a home evening lesson that made a deep impression on her. Liz's mother spoke of creating a home-court advantage for each member of their family. This meant celebrating one another’s successes, being patient when a family member is struggling, and protecting their home from negative influences. On this week’s episode, we talk with Liz about how that concept of home court advantage changed her life and how it extends outside the walls of her home. “These are souls we’re dealing with…precious, precious souls to our Heavenly Parents.”  Show Notes 2:19- Creating Home-Court Advantage for Everyone 5:23- Cultivated in the Home, Carried Into the World 8:43- Finding Identity as a Daughter of God 11:28- A Wonderful Integration 14:48- A Sense of Belonging 17:38- Investing in Relationships—A Two-Way Thing 24:45- Both Sides of the Bridge Together 27:00- Showing Up…With Cake 32:00- Listening—The Bedrock of Respect 36:52- Trusted Receivers of People in Our Path 40:18- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 16, 2021
Daniel Peterson: The Power of a Witness
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David Whitmer, Martin Harris, and Oliver Cowdery. Those are the well-known names of three men whose witnesses of the Book of Mormon stood the test of time, even if their loyalty to the Church sometimes wavered. But who were they? What about these men enabled God to use them in Restoration? Why did they all, at various points, step away from the Church? And why did two of them come back? On this week’s episode, Daniel Peterson, an executive producer of the new movie “Witnesses,” discusses the significance of these men’s roles in Church history and why we should hold gratitude in our hearts for their lives. “The Lord gave us the witnesses—the three and the eight—and I think He expects us to use them and to tell their story.”  Show Notes 3:43- "A Witness to the Witnesses” 8:09- Becoming Converted 9:38- Seer Stones 13:28- Relationships in Church History 17:57- Sidney Rigdon and the Salt Sermon 23:10- Strong Personalities 30:15- All Left, Two Came Back, All Stood By Their Testimonies 40:10- Witnesses of Women 46:58- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 09, 2021
Aaron Franklin: The Literal Light of the World
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Could a greater understanding of the physical properties of light allow us to better radiate God's light—spiritual light—to those around us? How can our hope and trust in God increase when we more fully appreciate the ability of God's light to reach us? On this week’s episode, we speak with Aaron Franklin, an engineer, chemist, and a professor at Duke University about how an increased grasp of principles of light could open our eyes to the gospel truths associated with spiritual light.   “How does God working by natural laws make Him any less divine? To me, it doesn’t. If anything, it makes what God has done and continues to do more majestic.”  Show Notes  3:12- A Catalytic Study of Light 5:38- Scientific Light and Spiritual Light 12:02- A Joseph Smith Seed 14:17- What the Doctrine and Covenants Adds 17:35- Why Equations? 22:01- Four Principles of Physics of Light 23:58- Encoded Information 28:00- Influence and Radiating Light 32:34- Samuel the Lamanite 38:42- What God Can Do 43:23- Retention of “An Indelible Impression” 48:26- “Jesus Found Him” 53:34- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 02, 2021
Ally Isom: Making Space for Female Voices
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In October 2015, President Russell M. Nelson, then-President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, issued a plea to the women of the Church: “We need your strength, your conversion, your conviction, your ability to lead, your wisdom, and your voices.” Since becoming prophet, President Nelson has reiterated similar pleas and has said that the women of the Church have “the spiritual power to change the world.” So, how do we make space for female voices in today’s world? Ally Isom, former head of global branding for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has a few ideas. “If it’s about my errand on the Lord’s behalf, then I can do it. I get all kinds of confidence and courage knowing God asked me to do this and I will do anything. I put my career and my life on the alter long ago and I will do whatever God asks me to do.” Show Notes 2:06- A Prophet’s Invitation 3:55- Overcoming Hesitancy to Speak Up 6:59- Passion for Women’s Voices 10:36- A Seat at the Table 13:29- Encouraging Women to Speak and Participate 20:34- Increasing Confidence 22:53- Finding Your Message 26:40- Turning Outward 30:00- The Spirit Knows Your Audience 36:27- Coming Into Our Voice 38:03- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 26, 2021
Mauli Bonner and Paul Reeve: Understanding the History of Blacks in the Church
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In 1830, the same year the Church was organized, a former slave named Peter became the first documented Black member of the Church. Nearly 200 years later, Mauli Bonner first heard Peter's story when he started exploring his own faith as a Black member of the Church. This journey led him to Paul Reeve, a professor at the University of Utah who has studied Blacks in Church history extensively. On today's episode, Mauli and Paul explain not only the importance of the stories of early Black Latter-day Saints, but also how their stories can strengthen our faith and our testimonies of the restored gospel. "The beauty of it all is that we are here now and have an opportunity to learn and do something good. That's what we have control over. We can't change what was, we were not there. But we are here now. " -Mauli Bonner Show Notes 3:24- Blacks in the Early Days of the Church 8:50- Legislation with Theological Implications 12:00- Learning the History as a Black Latter-day Saint 15:22- Green Flake and Brigham Young 25:28- Strengthening Testimony Rather Than Weakening 31:44- Historical Accuracy 37:12- What Needed to Change? 44:22- Why Monuments Matter 51:22- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 19, 2021
Sage Williams: Sexual Abuse—Prevention, Healing, and Hope
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Harvard recently held a symposium entitled “Faith and Flourishing: Strategies for Preventing and Healing Child Sexual Abuse.” Latter-day Saint Sage Williams was one of the organizers of the symposium. On today's episode, she shares how her faith has influenced her to advocate for the prevention of sexual abuse. She also explains why she believes this work is a sacred one. “God loves His children. Any work caring for them and meeting their needs and nurturing and ministering to them is His work.” Show Notes 3:34- A Witness to Suffering 5:45- Restoration Through Our Advocate 8:54- Repairing the Breach 11:18- Prevalence 13:10- Opening the Conversation at Church 17:38- What to Say and What Not to Say 21:40- Reporting—An Act of Mercy 27:27- Healing and Generational Impact 33:54- A Sacred Work 41:35- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 12, 2021
Keith Erekson: Investigating Latter-Day Saint Rumors and Assumptions
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We’ve all heard them. There are pre-general conference predictions, rumors about certain celebrities investigating the Church, and sensationalized stories from Church history. How can you discern what is real and what’s rumor? On this week’s episode, Keith Erekson, director of the Church History Library, teaches how historians approach corroboration and how you can do the same in your own life. “If anything, history teaches us to be humble.” Show Notes 2:15- Why This Matters  3:30- History Is Not What You Think  5:51- Myth Vs. Rumor  9:20- “I Heard”  13:48- Assumptions  22:16- Either Or  26:04- Sensationalized Over Time  32:33- What’s the Harm?  44:52- Social Responsibility  50:36- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 05, 2021
Keith and Brooke Meyer: The Hope a Savior Brings in a Battle Against Addiction
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When Keith Meyer met his wife, Brooke, he was not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In fact, the day he first saw her, he had a beer in his hand. Keith had started drinking in his youth, but it wasn't until three years into his marriage that he wondered if he might be an alcoholic. That was when his story of recovery and conversion truly began. And although it's a process that is ongoing—a true fight against an ever-present struggle—they believe it is a story worth telling. “The message that I got was ‘You’re not fighting him. He’s not the battle. You need to battle with him together to fight this addiction.’” Show Notes  2:07- First Impressions 5:58- Drinking and Conversion 11:29- Drawing Upon the Power of the Atonement 13:40- 2020 17:35- Under the Influence 19:05- Heartbroken 21:45- Daily Bread 24:46- Guilt and Shame 28:46- The Hand of God 33:20- Faith Over Fear 37:50- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 28, 2021
Bryan Ready: From Critic to Convert
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From the time he was a young boy, Bryan Ready felt drawn to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Initially he studied everything he could find about it, determined to prove it wasn't the restored church on the earth today. But while working as a Southern Baptist pastor, he allowed himself to consider that it might actually be true. Over the course of five years, he went from tearing down the Church to joining it. On this week’s episode, we talk with Ready about why he eventually concluded that the Church is where he is meant to be, and why it is now his home. “Stop trying to tear down Mormonism and just lift up Jesus.” Show Notes 1:49- A Simple Child’s Prayer 5:01- Osmondmania and a Lifelong Study 8:40- Thesis 1:21- From Interested to Critic 12:49- Advice to Those With Doubt 15:45- Guided as a Baptist Pastor 18:58- Where People Go When They Leave 22:18- Dialogue and Friendships Across the Aisle 26:10- Dropped 30:50- Unseen Dangers and Timing 33:44- Respect in a Family with Different Beliefs 37:00- “Where I Was Meant To Be” 41:07- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 21, 2021
Angie Balfour: Moments That Define Us, People That Change Us
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Angie Balfour is an adventurer, a cancer survivor, a chief people officer, and a disciple of Christ. After her high school graduation, Balfour learned a valuable lesson when she graduated from high school about involving God in her life decisions and has since documented the defining moments from each year of her life. Today, we talk with Balfour about why she believes that recognizing the influence of people, places, and important moments in our lives is vital to our happiness. “I think we underestimate God...the vast majority of our lives here." Show Notes 1:44- Partnering with God 5:22- To Go or Not To Go 7:25- What People May Not Know About Being Single in the Church 10:53- Value of Diversity and Eliminating Echo Chambers 19:26- Cancer and Being the Beneficiary of a Fast 26:20- The Miracle of Orange Chicken 30:01- The Dream Changes 33:20- You Get Out What You Put In 41:00- Making and Keeping Covenants 43:28- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 14, 2021
Kirby Heyborne: When God Opens a Window
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Latter-day Saints will best recognize Kirby Heyborne for his starring roles in “The R.M.” and “The Best Two Years.” But in the years since those films, Heyborne’s career has had its ups and downs. Although he initially began in finance, Heyborne loved to entertain. His big breaks in the Latter-day Saint film world would suggest he found an opportunity to make a living by following his passion—but the media industry can be brutal, and it wasn't until Heyborne landed a gig as an audiobook narrator that he found a way to provide for his family while also doing something he loves. On this week’s episode, Heyborne explains how embracing the opportunities God has given him has allowed him to find true happiness. “When you realize that this is a divine opportunity and you look at every moment—every interaction—with every person as a beautiful divine opportunity to lift that person, I think that helps you be happy now.” Show Notes 2:06- Golden Age of Latter-day Saint Comedies 6:14- The Impact of Elder Calhoun 8:45- Unanticipated Opportunities 13:29- Narrating “Saints" 15:58- Empty Promises, and Authoring Your Own Joy 24:02- Criticism and Personal Revelation 28:32- “Making Good” on an Opportunity 36:01- One Person’s Ability To Make a Difference 39:16- Seeing the Divinity in a Human Being 42:31- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 07, 2021
Roohina Arya: Journey Toward the Light
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Latter-day Saints around the world make significant sacrifices to believe. For Roohina Arya, a desire to follow Jesus Christ meant risking her life. Local laws forbade her conversion to Christianity and simply desiring to believe meant subjecting herself to physical abuse as well as a loss of security for her and her loved ones. Yet, she says that the hope of finding light was worth any risk. On this week’s episode, we talk with Roohina about her quest to come unto Christ and how her journey of faith transformed her life. “For me, it was like I die or I get to that light.” Show Notes 1:46- Born in Iran 7:31- A Miraculous Gift and a Friend 12:04- Arrested 22:43- Worth the Risk 27:15- Searching for a Church 30:20- “Expedient” 33:02- Called to Serve 36:34- Led By The Hand of God 37:57- What Does It Mean to Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 31, 2021
Jennifer Reeder: Emma Smith—Giving All That Is Required
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A thread of complexity is woven throughout the life of Emma Smith. Her love for her husband, the Prophet Joseph Smith, was enduring despite her struggles to understand his participation in polygamy. Her family was the most important thing to her, yet she suffered familial losses over and over again. She gave her all for the gospel of Jesus Christ but chose not to go west with the Saints. Many have asked, “Did Emma fall short?" This week, we talk with Jennifer Reeder, the author of the new biography, “First: The Life and Faith of Emma Smith," about why the answer to that question is no—Emma gave all that was asked of her. “The very thing that tears you to pieces is often the thing that means the most to you.” Show Notes 3:47- “I Think She Is Speaking to Me” 11:33- A Life of Loss and Starting Over 17:13- Did Emma Fall Short? 19:45- “Joseph, Joseph, Joseph” 21:54- Complementary Partners 27:36- Polygamy 37:04- Emma’s Family’s Concerns 41:41- Stories of Ongoing Restoration 46:57- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 24, 2021
Nate and Vanessa Quigley: Finding Enduring Joy in Parenting
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Like many young couples, Nate and Vanessa Quigley had big dreams and a firm vision for their little family after getting married. They had read the Book of Mormon scripture that promises if you keep the commandments, you will prosper in the land (2 Nephi 4:4). Over a quarter of a century later, they believe the Lord has blessed them in their efforts to raise their children in the gospel of Jesus Christ—those blessings just look a little different than they imagined. On today’s episode, the Quigleys share the challenges they've encountered as parents and why they are convinced their family is perfect for them. “As a parent, you just jump in the lake and you swim. You can’t possibly help yourself. ...It’s unsafe to be a parent because you love your children so desperately.” Show Notes  1:43- Family Narratives 6:48- The Perfect Family? 9:25- Watching a Child Struggle 13:22- The Pandemic of Pandemics 17:47- No More Sweeping Under the Rug 22:57- The Price Paid To Be Someone’s Angel 26:19- Trust God and Do Your Best 31:30- Talking About Mental Challenges 36:09- The Wheel of Wellness and Safe Love 42:30- The Perfect Family Learning Together 45:58- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 17, 2021
Casey Elliott: Changed through Characters
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Sometimes, it can be difficult to put ourselves in the shoes of the people we read about in Church history or in the scriptures. We live in such a different world today that their experiences can be hard for us to grasp. But stepping into others’ shoes is what Casey Elliott often does on stage, and the experience has changed him. From playing Joseph Smith in the upcoming film “Green Flake” to Peter in the concert film of the oratorio “Lamb of God,” Elliott captures the humanity of these people and brings them to life. In this week’s episode, we explore what this humanity means to Elliott and how his perception of history has deepened through acting. “Creative ideas in a very real sense are bits of intelligence, bits of spiritual stuff that wasn’t created, it just is there and, as creatives, we have the immense blessing and opportunity to take that and to form it into an identity. And that identity, once formed, almost takes on a life of its own.” Show Notes 2:54- “Resist Playing to the Icon” 9:18- Imperfect but Utilized 12:08- Being Present 15:07- “The Spirit of Christ is in the Music” 21:50- Putting Ourselves in Their Shoes 24:03- Peter, Our Brother 30:27- “Reaches My Reaching” 32:24- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 10, 2021
Richard Turley: The Cautionary Tales of Church History and the Role Models Worth Emulating
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Richard Turley has spent his career facing history head-on because he believes the more we know, the better we can answer questions. When it comes to Church history, there are an abundance of examples worth emulating, but there are also cautionary tales we can learn from. On this week’s episode, Turley looks back on his takeaways from writing books about two dark moments in Church history: the Mark Hofmann trial and the Mountain Meadows Massacre. He then contrasts that to the uplifting lessons he learned from writing a biography about the exemplary life of President Dallin H. Oaks. “We tend to ignore the lessons we can learn from the past and we don’t look very far into the future.” Show Notes 1:39- Cold-called 6:46- Mark Hofmann 13:46- Lingering Misperceptions and What We Should Know 16:30- Mountain Meadows Massacre 21:27- Distinguish Between the Mental and the Spiritual 23:11- Cautionary Tales and Transparency Through the Big Picture 27:18- This Moment in Church History 29:19- A Full Circle Moment 30:45- 'In the Hands of the Lord’ 33:34- Documenting Someone Else’s Life 34:44- President Oaks—'A Very Balanced Human Being’ 38:48- Work, a Sense of Humor, and Letter Writing 43:08- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 03, 2021
Fiona and Terryl Givens: The Restoration of All Things
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For the last decade, Fiona and Terryl Givens have brought to light wonderful and expansive doctrines in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ by drawing upon literature and other faith traditions. Their work helps Latter-day Saints appreciate the beauty of what we believe. On this week’s episode, we talk with these scholars about many of their books, how those books are influenced by their life experiences, and how their studies have brought us greater appreciation for our faith tradition and the faith traditions of others. “If something harrows the mind and constricts the heart, that I don’t think is of God—that is not of the Spirit. But if something—an idea, a thought, a song, a book—enlarges your mind and awakens your heart to joy then we can know that that is true.” Show Notes 1:52- Fiona’s Story 8:47- Terryl’s Story 11:21- The Influence of Life Experiences 14:58- What the Restoration Brings to the Table 21:10- Doubt as a Catalyst 26:23- “The Greatest Act of Self-Revelation” 30:10- The Atonement is Not a Back-up Plan 38:17- Approach to Questions 41:40- “An All-Embracing Gospel” 47:41- Remorse Vs. Guilt 51:48- Desires in Doctrine and Covenants 54:42- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 24, 2021
John Beck: Centered in Christ
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For four years, John Beck lined up under center at BYU as quarterback of the football team. He is likely best remembered for a winning play in a rivalry game against Utah that is often referred to as “The Answered Prayer,” but in the years since his collegiate career, Beck has learned a lot about seemingly unanswered prayers and perceived failure. On this week’s episode, Beck discusses the refiner’s fire as well as the delicate balance between putting in the work to achieve success while allowing space for recovery and rehabilitation—both mentally and physically. He believes this begins with being centered in Jesus Christ. "To achieve the most difficult things, failure and fear is something you have to look straight in the face and be okay with." Show Notes 2:07- Beck to Harline 6:09- A Good Little Arm 8:52- Favorite Cougar? 12:56- Missions and Sports 17:53- Working On Our Sculpture 22:28- A Father’s Love and a Refiner’s Fire 27:18- Perceived Failure 33:34- The Master Teacher 38:01- Work: A Delicate Balance 40:42- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 10, 2021
Marcus Martins: Focused on the Future, Learning from the Past
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Marcus Martins never planned to serve a mission, to be sealed in the temple, or to serve as a bishop. These things would require him to receive the priesthood, and there was a restriction in place that precluded him from doing so. But Martins’s life changed forever on June 8, 1978, when The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a revelation extending the priesthood to all worthy male members ages 12 and older. Since that day, Martins has served not only as a missionary, but as a bishop, a temple officiator, a Book of Mormon translator, and a mission president. On this week's episode, Martins explains how he developed a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ even before 1978 and why he has never looked back in the nearly 50 years since he joined the Church. “I’m very optimistic about the future and the fact that because of the testimony of Jesus Christ, we will come eventually to a point, even before the millennium, in which this will be for most people a thing of the past because, since we are always receiving new converts, we will always have to be revisiting these lessons but it won’t hurt as much." Show Notes  1:44- Hearing the Gospel Message for the First Time 8:05- Priesthood Ban and Baptism 13:30- Attempts at Explaining the Ban 19:28- Racism, Human Nature, and a Crossroads in History 26:11- Serving a Mission 34:20- Knowing the Significance of the Priesthood 38:02- Small Things Accumulate Over Time 44:00- Optimistic for the Future 48:39- Expanding the Horizon of Our Understanding Through Diversity 54:05- Representation 57:28- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 03, 2021
Sarah Jane Weaver: Amplifying a Prophet’s Voice
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After 25 years of documenting the ministry of prophets, apostles, and general officers of the Church, Sarah Jane Weaver reflects on the lessons she has learned not only from Church leaders, but from members of the Church throughout the world. On this week’s episode, Weaver, the editor of Church News, looks back on a career that has taken her places she never dreamed of, both literally and figuratively. “I always say that I look at the church through the Church News window. …I’m certainly not doing anything different than any other member of the Church is, I just have a unique view into what our Church leaders do, how they act, how they minister, what they teach. And that view from the Church News window is profound and it’s beautiful.” Show Notes 2:37- A Teacher’s Promise 5:53- Coming to the Church News 7:24- Evolution of Media in 25 Years 13:36- When Questions Require More Information 21:38- The Hallmark of Church Leaders? 28:40- The Support of Those Around Us 34:01- How the Gospel Brings Us Together 38:55- A Prophet and Compensatory Blessings in a Pandemic 43:15- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 27, 2021
Dr. Candace Mcnaughton: Discipleship in a Pandemic
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In February 2020, Dr. Candace Mcnaughton participated in her first conversations about coronavirus at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. While she has been on the frontlines of COVID-19, she has witnessed the toll the virus has taken on patients and their families, tirelessly researching how to bring about the end of the pandemic with her colleagues. On this week’s episode, she graciously answers our questions surrounding COVID-19 and shares what the experience has taught her about discipleship. "They talk about this...resistance training or high intensity training. That's kind of what we're all getting spiritually this year. It's like one extended, very long series of repetitions of patience." Show Notes 5:41- Witnesses of a Miracle 10:48- How Does a Vaccine Work? 15:09- Real Humans Battling COVID-19 23:05- The Parable of the Lost Sheep 32:17- How Will We Respond? 37:40- Misinformation 41:34- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 20, 2021
Bonus: Casey Griffiths: “In the Middle of the Story”
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A study of the Doctrine and Covenants may feel a little bit daunting. There is no doubt that it reads a bit differently than other books of scripture. But could it be that this is because the Doctrine and Covenants tells an international story that is far from finished? And could the reason it feels a bit messy be because it is a story that is still being written? Could it be that we are all a part of its ending? “We read the Book of Mormon in black and white…we watch the Doctrine and Covenants in technicolor.” Show Notes 2:09- A Little Messy 4:42- Church History as a Missionary Tool 7:55- Context is Critical 11:44- Beauty in Complexity 16:38- “The Past is a Foreign Country” 19:47- Helpful Resources 22:44- People You Should Meet 28:12- Power of Knowing Church History 32:53- It’s Not Knowing Too Much, It’s Knowing Too Little 34:54- What Does It Mean To You To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 15, 2021
Tom Christofferson: The Healing Power of Charity
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What if there is power in a Christlike attribute we have heard about our entire lives but have barely scratched the surface of understanding? In his new book, “A Better Heart,” Tom Christofferson writes, “The gift of charity is enormous in conception, its effect and meaning eternal. And yet, it is also small and intimate and personal.” On this week’s episode, we explore charity and how it has the power to give us all better hearts. “It’s that opportunity to be able now to simply be an instrument in His hands—to transmit as purely as we possibly can His affection, His knowledge, His intimate awareness of every individual, and then to strengthen them in their faith and then help them have hope.” Show Notes 2:34- London with the Checketts and Missionaries 5:47- “Let It Be You” 9:31- Seeking to Understand 13:10- A Righteous Mother 17:06- The Powerful Gift of Seeing Someone 18:37- More Used Would I Be 23:24- The Connection Between Blessings and Commandments 28:53- Luxuriate in the Feeling of Christ’s Love 32:02- Rooting Out Discouragement and Despair 34:46- "Communal Salvation” 39:50- Personal Power to Endure 43:59- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 13, 2021
Rebecca Hirschi: To the Finish Line
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In 2012, amidst cancer treatments, Rebecca Hirschi achieved her goal of running the Boston Marathon. But on New Year's Eve 2020, Hirschi approached another finish line as she was nearing the end of her battle with cancer and was on hospice. That night, she was carried up the stairs by her family. Her daughter and husband got her ready for bed, but when it was time for her evening prayers, Rebecca insisted on kneeling. She said she owed everything to God. Three days later, Rebecca returned to that God who gave her life. In this episode, recorded just a few weeks before she passed, Rebecca shares what she learned about the gift of life and living each day to its fullest. “The eternal today is what really becomes the focus…each and every day—and the moments within each day—can be lived to its fullest.” Show Notes:  1:57- Receiving a Diagnosis 5:06- Consciously Breathing 7:03- Fighting Cancer with Faith 8:31- Choosing to Run the Race 16:25- The Healing Power of Gratitude 20:21- Centering in Christ and Calming the Storm 23:50- “Build and Connect” 26:09- The Individual Gift of the Temple 29:45- “Only the Home Can Compare with the Temple in Sacredness.” 33:45- The Magnitude and Significance of Tiny Moments 36:50- “Mount Up With Wings as Eagles” 40:38- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 06, 2021
Eva Timothy: Recognizing Light
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Eva Timothy describes growing up in Bulgaria as a place filled with darkness. But even amidst that darkness, she instantly recognized the light of Jesus Christ in art taped to the walls of a makeshift chapel. She felt His light through the words in theBook of Mormon—even through a pamphlet which only contained a handful of chapters in Bulgarian. She was drawn to His light then, and now she hopes to help others find that same light through her photography. “We all see Him in our own special way and that’s the beauty of it—that He is so dear to our heart.” Show Notes:  2:42- Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain 5:30- Finding Faith Above a Soccer Stadium 11:32- The Book of Mormon…Pamphlet 16:23- The Light of the Gospel 19:04- Coming to America and Serving a Mission in the Big Apple 24:51- Enduring Through Creating 28:10- Digital Painting Guided by God 30:02- Feeling Ourselves in the Art 35:59- Grateful for Opportunities and to Missionaries 37:37- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 16, 2020
Lauren Daigle: A Dream Planted by God Himself
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Long before she won a Grammy, Lauren Daigle was a teenager homebound by sickness. But during this period of isolation, God gave her hope for a future through a dream of becoming a singer. Years later, the Christian music singer and songwriter has millions of fans but she isn't interested in having followers herself. Instead, she hopes to always direct people to the Savior of the World. Although the road certainly hasn't always been easy, Lauren can now look back and see that God was working in her all along. “The closer you draw to Him, He draws near to us and, in that exchange, He really does give us a mirror and let us see who we are. He stands in front of that mirror and we’re able to see ourselves through Him.” Show Notes:  3:00- “A place where you can watch souls come to life” 9:07- “Getting to Share Him” 11:51- Decision-making and criticism 18:04- Discovering identity through periods of isolation and incubation 25:01- What Does It Mean To You To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 09, 2020
Jason Deere: Music Fueled by Testimony
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The son of converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jason Deere has lived most of his life in Oklahoma or Tennessee. After finding success in the music industry, Deere took his love for country music and combined it with a love for the gospel. The result, The Nashville Tribute Band, has inspired thousands and redefined Deere’s career. "The heartbeat [of the Church] is family by family and it’s when you put a bunch of heartbeats together that you have something that really starts to sound like thunder.” Show Notes: 2:46- The Son of Converts 6:50- A Bishop’s Encouragement 9:08- Driven by a Love for Music 12:38- “Too Stupid to Know I Couldn’t Do It” 15:30- Secular Taking a Backseat to the Spiritual 18:43- Beginning of Nashville Tribute Band 21:40- What You’re Known For 24:20- Respect of Other Artists 26:27- Two Songs About Women 29:20- Don’t Miss This 33:53- Miracles That Brought Us Here 38:04- Soundtrack 39:35- The Power of Families 43:03- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 02, 2020
John Bytheway: Finding Joy This Holiday Season
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A lot goes on in between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but in the midst of cooking and shopping, are we taking time to reflect on the cause for our celebrations or the source of joy that we feel? Do we stop to think about the Christ child who became the Savior of the world? On this week’s episode, John Bytheway explores the miracle of Jesus Christ and why that miracle can bring us joy regardless of our age—and even in the midst of a pandemic. "We know the source of joy. We know where to go for that. And that's why we're all in." Show Notes:  1:58- Young Men general board 3:28- Why a Christmas book? 4:50- Covid and Christmas 7:11- The Three Levels of Christmas 11:29- Allowing Christ to Grow With Us 13:15- “That They ‘Might’ Have Joy” 19:55- Joseph- A Nearly Anonymous Giver 23:18- “It’s a Wonderful Life” 28:23- “All Is Well” 31:03- Christmas Memories 36:19- What Does It Mean To You To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 25, 2020
Devin Graham: Never Shying Away
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Through the lens of his camera, Devin Graham has witnessed some pretty incredible things—things he never could’ve imagined as a shy young man. But his time as a missionary in Jamaica taught him to step out of his comfort zone and today, he has worked with some of the most successful companies in the world, including Google and Disney. Although there have been key moments in Graham’s career where his standards have been called into question, he has remained true to a standard he set for himself and his channel long before those moments of decision arose. "Even though we may be quiet or a little bit quirky or a little bit weird, each of us have these really awesome, amazing, unique talents, that are going to help inspire somebody else." Show Notes 1:38- A Little Thing Called YouTube 4:55- Failure 24/7 7:39- Overcoming Shyness 12:59- Adjusting with Algorithms 16:26- The Emails That Make It Worth It 19:08- Decide in Advance 24:04- Sharing the Gospel Through Video 28:30- What the Best Filmmakers Do 32:38- Sharing a Video, Sharing Faith 35:10- Are We Not All Influencers 37:16- What Does It Mean To You To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 18, 2020
Tara Bench: Stirring Up Success
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As a college student, Tara Bench saw pictures of beautiful food spreads in magazines and knew what she wanted to be: the person who made that food. It took awhile to figure out what that job would look like, but eventually she landed a dream job as a food editor at Martha Stewart Living. From there, Bench rose to senior food editor and became the food director of Ladies' Home Journal magazine. Now, Bench—perhaps best known as Tara Teaspoon—is living the New York dream, having just published her first cookbook. “He knows what we can handle. We aren’t exposed to anything that He’s not aware of, that we can’t deal with, with His help.” Show Notes 2:33- Culinary beginnings and Light Bulb Experiences 12:12- Martha Stewart 19:36- Taking Every Opportunity to Learn 22:31- Standing Out Because of Beliefs 24:54- Embracing Change 29:00- A Fly Wheel 36:10- Timing 38:24- Choosing How We View Opportunities 41:55- The Unexpected 44:58- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 11, 2020
Anthony Sweat: Repicturing the Restoration
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Our understanding of religion, whether it be scripture or history, is greatly influenced by art. The depictions we see impact not only how we picture certain passages, but also which passages we know at all. In his new book, "Repicturing the Restoration," artist Anthony Sweat felt a desire to capture some of the lesser-known parts of our Church history in hopes of expanding our understanding of the Church’s founding. Today, we talk with him about how Restoration art can change our perspective of this pivotal period. "Let's embrace all good, all truth. Let's learn. Let's grow line upon line, precept upon precept. Let's maybe alter some ideas we have that may not hold up under the test of time, that need to be rearranged or remodeled. Let's tackle difficult issues and celebrate the glorious achievements." Show Notes 2:55- Passions Combined 5:24- Role of Art in Religion and Christianity 8:33- The Influence of Art on How We Picture Scripture Stories 11:58- Why Representation in Art Matters? 14:45- Serving Two Masters 18:30- Source Amnesia 31:33- First Baptism for the Dead 25:40- Portraying What We Didn't Experience Firsthand 29:19- Process in Painting 34:40- "No John Trumbull" 42:48- Things as They Really Are 45:20- What Does It Mean To Be "All In" the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 04, 2020
Mandie Sherman and Natalie Moss: Sisters Outliving a Life Expectancy
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When Mandie Sherman was born in 1989 with Cystic Fibrosis, she was expected to live just 18 years. Three years later, her little sister Natalie was also born with the same disease. As they have battled their condition, the two sisters have endured painful challenges and daily treatments together. And yet, they are determined to take every opportunity and live life to its fullest. "Knowing that our life could be cut short—really at any moment—it allows us to repent of our sins more quickly, seek mending relationships that might have been hurt, search for answers and questions that we might have, take life by the horns and say yes to that experience, take that vacation, plan that birthday party, visit that person, talk to your neighbor, talk to...your grandparents, because you don't know when the last time you're going to be able to do those things is." Show Notes 2:06- What is Cystic Fibrosis? 4:42- Day-to-day Living 6:00- Born with a Life Expectancy 10:47- Battling Together 16:59- Medical Progress 21:12- Dating and Marriage 32:00- Personal Decisions about Giving Life 43:20- Truly Living Life 51:31- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 28, 2020
Becky Higgins: “Following” Him—Discipleship on Social Media
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Most of us are young enough to remember a world without social media and yet, for many of us, connecting with others online has become a part of our everyday lives. Church leaders have spoken of the power of social media. We’ve been encouraged to use it in sharing messages of light and truth, but our prophet has also issued specific invitations to take a break from it. Becky Higgins engages with over 80,000 people online as she builds a business centered on documenting life. On today's episode, she shares her thoughts on what being a disciple looks like in an online world and how we can signal that the most important person we follow is Christ. "I don't mean to make social media sound like such a spiritual thing but it is. ...It's between you and God. Be really intentional with who you're following for your reasons." Show Notes  3:09- Evolution of personal social media use 4:23- Satan’s desire to divide 6:09- Myopic 10:22- Influence 14:20- Documenting as a spiritual gift 18:15- Drawing People In 22:00- Balance Between Sharing Light and Bragging 24:40- Social Media Overwhelm 27:03- Following Account in Line With Your Goals 32:40- Intentionality 35:28- Unplugging and Fasting from Social Media 41:32- Acknowledging Who Wants Us to Compare 45:27- Faith Grows When We Share 48:29- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 21, 2020
Chad Ford: Conflict—Something to Fear or Embrace?
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As human beings we tend to view conflict as something to fear or avoid, but what if we viewed conflict as an opportunity to love? Chad Ford has devoted a large portion of his life to what he calls his “true passion”: peace building and conflict resolution. On this week’s episode, Ford teaches us how our approach to conflict—specifically our willingness to “turn first”—can make all the difference. “Instead of judging and condemning and fighting and all of the things that we engage in, we would show an increase of love. We would choose love over fear.” Show Notes 2:09- Backing into Sports 4:49- True Passion 9:01- Where Conflict Resolution Starts 14:11- Turning First 18:38- Dangerous Love—The Love that Endures 24:08- Pointing Blame 28:12- Perception of Stress/Perception of Conflict 35:25- “Am I Right With This Person?” 40:02- A Son’s Blessing 45:37- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 14, 2020
Eric and Leslie Dyches: Losing Loved Ones to Mental Illness
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Eric Dyches and Leslie Huntsman Dyches both lost spouses to battles with mental health. In the midst of postpartum anxiety and depression, Eric's wife Emily Cook Dyches ran in front of a semitruck. Leslie also lost her husband Chad after a 14-year battle with depression and anxiety. Now, the two have joined their families—including their collective eight children—and are honoring the memory of their late spouses by speaking out about mental health. "Somehow, God provides a way for hearts to love."  Show Notes 1:48- Two Families 7:29- “Due to Mental Illness” 10:50- Dealing with the Unknown 13:40- Turning Outward 16:26- Every Experience is Preparation 19:20- Grief-A Positive and Negative Power 25:36- Two Families Becoming One 36:39- Remarriage 44:47- “The Picture on the Nightstand Is Not Enough” 48:56- An Ongoing Challenge 53:05- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 07, 2020
Relief Society General Presidency: "God is in Charge"
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With general conference quickly approaching, we have the privilege of bringing you a candid conversation with the Relief Society General Presidency. These three women are uniquely qualified with life experiences that make them a powerful force for good. In this week's episode, the General Presidency discusses what they have learned from working closely with the First Presidency. They also share what they wish women in the Church understood right now and what 2020 has taught them about God’s love. “When we want what He wants we find joy, even in times of difficulty.”  Show Notes 3:48- Life During a Pandemic 9:30- Labels Don’t Matter 13:36- Uniquely Called and Qualified 18:48- “I Hope Being Single Isn’t The Most Interesting Thing” 21:58- “Our Story Is Not Over Yet” 25:06- Women and the Restored Gospel 30:13- Lessons Learned in Three and a Half Years of Service 34:48- Actively Participating 36:03- 2020, Anxiety, and God’s Comfort 37:42- Difficulties Are Part of Life and Christ is the Answer 39:01- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 30, 2020
Gerald N. Lund: Signs of the Second Coming—Take 2
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A lot has happened in 2020: the pandemic, wildfires, social unrest, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados—the list goes on and on. It is understandable, then, that many are curious about what this all means in regard to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. While the “day or hour knoweth no man,” Gerald Lund has devoted years of his life to studying the Second Coming. In today’s episode, he explains what he believes our current circumstances mean and what we can do to prepare so that regardless of what comes, we “shall not fear.” "One of the things that I found curious is that even many of the members are focused on COVID and rightly so, it dominates our life right now, [and] defines our schedule. But we're overlooking what I think are other really quite evident and quite remarkable signs of the times." Show Notes 2:42- Are We Getting Closer?  9:03- An Intensifying  12:12- Temple Closure 13:53- Initial Interest 17:22- Great and Terrible 22:11- The United States of America 25:54- Something to look forward to? 28:25- 3 Ways to Prepare 35:43- Once Prophecy, Now History 38:08- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 23, 2020
Neylan McBaine: Women, Church, Gospel, and Jesus
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Neylan McBaine was raised in New York City by a single mother who also happened to be a singer in the Metropolitan Opera. She watched as her mother was applauded and recognized within her faith community for her accomplishments. But as a young student at Yale, Neylan began to realize that many women perceived a woman’s role in the Church as something different—something prescriptive. Neylan has since dedicated her time and talents to helping women see there is no one way to be a Latter-day Saint woman. “Looking at His example and constantly being reminded of how the Savior favored the underdog and went against the conventions of His time gives me the confidence that I need, is really the only thing that I need, to feel like there’s room for exploration and for a little bit more disruption in our lives today.”  Show Notes 3:04- Growing Up as a Latter-day Saint Young Woman in NYC 6:33- Role of Women in the Gospel 9:06- Stewardship 14:49- Telling the Stories of Latter-day Saint Women 20:41- I’m a Mormon 30:24- Empathetic Activism 35:54- Keeping People Tethered to Their Covenants 37:52- The Savior’s Treatment of Women 41:10- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 16, 2020
Bonus: Jeff Benedict: Through a Journalist’s Eyes
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Steve Young, Dave Checketts, Jabari Parker, Clayton Christensen, Spencer Hadley, Gary Crittenden and Kyle Van Noy. These are just a few of the Latter-day Saints Jeff Benedict has profiled during his career as a journalist. On today’s episode, we talk with Jeff about what these people and their stories have meant to him and why he is grateful for a job that has allowed him to spend time seeing the world through a unique lens. “Of the 16 books that I’ve written...almost all of them have changed my life in really noticeable ways.” Show Notes 3:43-Faith, Family and Sports 6:45- Full Circle Moments 11:37- Law and Journalism 17:00- The Mormon Way of Doing Business 25:23- Jabari Parker 31:00- Steve Young 37:59- Signaling Valued 43:51- Gaining and Retaining Trust 51:57- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 11, 2020
Heidi Swinton: Profiling a Prophet
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As a young journalism student at the University of Utah, Heidi Swinton had big dreams of one day working for Newsweek, but a prompting encouraging her to focus on the work of the Lord led her to a different path in life instead. This path still involved Swinton using her talents through writing, but in ways she never could’ve imagined—including writing the biography of President Thomas S. Monson. That was the point when the journalist in me gave way to essentially a child of God.” Show Notes 1:43- A Mother’s Example of Resilience 3:34- Journalistic Dreams 6:12- Losing an Infant 12:12- “All the Way Home” 15:12- A Witness of Joseph Smith 25:04- “I Did My Best For You”  27:44- A Cold Call from a Prophet 32:26- “Exactly Who You Think He Is” 36:15- Experiencing Firsthand How President Monson Made People Feel 41:24- What the Lord Allows Us To Do and Feel 45:38- The Call of a Prophet and the Call to Us To Follow 49:40- What Does It Mean To You To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 09, 2020
Jared Halverson: Giving People the Benefit of Their Doubts
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While pursuing a doctoral degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School where his studies have been focused on anti-religious rhetoric, Jared Halverson has simultaneously sought to help students who wrestle with questions and doubts about the restored gospel. And while many say that divinity school tends to weaken faith, he says he has only become more convinced of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. “The Father of every prodigal is still staring out the window waiting for any movement home." Show Notes 3:30- A Desire to Understand People’s Questions 7:05- How Do People Attack One Another Over Issues of Faith? 10:42- Is There Such a Thing as Anti-Religious Rhetoric? 13:54- “Where Faith and Doubt Mingle” 16:19- Lowest Possible Floor, Infinitely High Ceiling 19:38- Stages of Faith 25:28- “How Deep Do the Cracks Go?”  32:25- Starting From Ground Zero 38:54- Still the People We’ve Always Loved 42:41- “We Believe that He Will Yet Reveal…” 50:26- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 02, 2020
S. Michael Wilcox: Grief, Loss and “Filling Eternity With Love"
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In 2010, S. Michael Wilcox lost his wife, Laurie, as the result of an inoperable brain tumor. Previously, the couple had dreams of traveling the world together. Instead, for the last decade, Wilcox has traveled alone, seeking solace from the grief of his loss and looking for confirmation from God that he is on the right track to see his beloved wife again. On this week’s episode, we discuss the lessons he has learned from loss and the truths he has found in love that lasts forever. “Grief is love’s shadow. If we didn’t love, we wouldn’t grieve.”  Show Notes 1:49- Insights about Life and Love 4:23- Death—A Foe and a Friend 6:43- “There Will Never Be a Time When I Did Not Love Her” 10:35- Meeting Laurie 12:32- Bracelets and Single Earrings 17:55- Questions Associated With Grief 21:48- No Road Map 24:37- Waiting Spaces 28:39- A God of Happy Endings 30:36- The Questioner or the Answerer? 34:12- “Why Trouble Ye Her?” 37:09- Needing 40:22- Good Questions 43:50- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 26, 2020
Acey and Jalyn Shaw: In Sickness and In Health
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We may not hear the words “in sickness and in health” in the temple, but Jalyn Shaw believes the meaning is still there as Latter-day Saints commit to love and serve each other through all eternity. In 2011, Jalyn and her husband, Acey, experienced firsthand what "in sickness and in health" really means when Acey contracted a rare virus. The virus left Acey without the use of his legs, as well as limited use of his arms and his voice. On this week’s episode, the couple shares what their experience has taught them about love, service, and eternity. “It’s given us the opportunity to apply the gospel to our life. You can practice it and you can preach it and you can know it but to apply it is something different.” Show Notes 3:17- “It’s Just the Flu” 10:38- Prepared 13:30- President Monson 19:18- Consciously Choosing to Live 21:50- Love, Respect and Humor 28:01- A Caregiver 32:59- An Eternal Marriage 38:01- Why Bad Things Happen 40:16- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 19, 2020
Randal Wright: Learning and Improving through Life
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Years ago, while sitting alone in a hospital waiting room as his wife had an emergency C-section, Randal Wright made a commitment to God as he called upon the powers of heaven to help his wife safely deliver their newborn child. In that commitment, he promised that for the rest of his life he would look for important lessons. Not only would he look for those lessons, he would record them and share them. The Lord protected and preserved the lives of Randal's wife and child, and in return, Randal has kept his promise to God. On today’s episode, Randal reveals the power of sharing our experiences and learning from the experiences of others to inspire us to be better and live life to its fullest. “The first thing I say in the morning is ‘I’m alive.’" Show Notes 3:21- Why Teach in Stories?  10:04- 3-Word Journal 18:24- Using Stories in Teaching Effectively 29:49- Integrity=Doing What You’ll Say You Can Do 39:05- Early to Bed, Early to Rise 59:49- What Does It Mean to Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 12, 2020
Noelle Pikus Pace: The Price Paid to Become an Olympic Champion
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It was "the moment of the games" and one that will be forever etched into Olympic history—the moment when skeleton athlete Noelle Pikus Pace cleared a barricade to jump into the stands and celebrate her silver medal victory with her family. What you may not know is the road that brought Noelle to that moment: a runaway bobsled, days and weeks spent away from her young family, a shoestring dragging on the ice, and a miscarriage that led to a decision to come back one more time to a sports she loves. This is Noelle Pikus Pace’s journey to a silver medal, a medal she says was “as good as gold.” "I didn't lose the gold medal, I won the silver.” Show Notes 1:57- Skeleton 5:54- Maintaining Focus 7:49- Adversity 11:37- We Never Lose 14:58- A Family Goal 20:07- “He is the Finish Line” 22:31- “Where You Look is Where You’ll Go” 25:33- A Bucket List 30:05- Competing Vs. Comparing 33:32- “Expect the Best” 37:24- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 05, 2020
McArthur Krishna: A Woman Who Chose God
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McArthur Krishna is one of the co-authors of the popular book series, Girls Who Choose God. Not long before the first book in the series was published, McArthur faced a significant choice of her own—should she marry her now-husband and move to India with him? Although she still had her concerns when she received an affirmative answer, McArthur trusted the revelation she received and chose God anyway. Now, she is determined to share the stories of other women who chose to follow Him as well. “Our Heavenly Parents sent us to this earth to succeed. …They didn’t send us here to fail. It’s actually not a test; it’s a school to learn and grow.” Show Notes 2:00- Moving to India 4:58- “They Know My Husband” 8:32- Home Church Before It Was Cool 11:25- Girls Who Choose God 18:28- Use for Your Talents in Zion 24:34- The Vital Role of Agency in God’s Plan and Parenting 34:58- A Call to “Step Forward” 39:12- When Things Don’t Seem Fair 46:30- What Does It Mean to Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 29, 2020
Dallas Jenkins: Behind the Scenes of “The Chosen”
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"The Chosen" explores the life of Christ through the eyes of those who knew Him. The narrative multi-season show has received high praise from viewers and critics alike, earning a 9.8 out of 10 rating on IMDB. But with the praise, it has also attracted skeptics. Some don’t believe evangelical Christians should be working with Latter-day Saints on a show about Jesus or vice versa, and others believe scripture should only be portrayed exactly as it is written without creative liberties. The show’s writer and director, Dallas Jenkins, believes that exploring faith, especially in relation to the Savior, is something that requires trust. On this week’s episode, he shares the triumphs as well as the challenges of depicting the life of the Son of God. “Even though He spoke to crowds, He was always talking personally, and He was always seeking that personal relationship. And that's what He wants from your heart. He wants that more than your accomplishments, and He wants that more than any kind of mass movement. He wants the personal.” Show Notes 1:49- The Same Jesus 10:03- The Humanity of Christ 15:08- The Scriptures Coming to Life 18:37- Capturing Humanity 22:51- Compassion for the Pharisees 27:32- The Personal Ministry of Christ, Then and Now 37:26- Casting Christ 41:29- Three Dimensional 43:48- Season Two 45:37- Inspiration? 49:30- What Does It Mean To Be “All In”? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 22, 2020
Michalyn Steele: "I Know that He Loveth His Children”
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Michalyn Steele has devoted her life to civil rights work. On today’s episode, Michalyn shares her thoughts on how we can better “mourn with those that mourn” amidst current discussions surrounding racism. She resonates with a well-known scripture in 1 Nephi 11:17, stating that while she does not understand the meaning of all things, she knows God loves His children. “He wants us to be one. He wants us to not just feel empathy but to do the things that will bring some relief for those burdens.” Show Notes 3:00- Native American Heritage  7:00- The Book of Mormon  10:43- Civil Rights Attorney  14:27- Motivated by Hope  21:00- A Covenant Responsibility  26:07- Joy in the Work  29:10- How to Support  34:58- Loving Like He Does  37:18- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 15, 2020
Shawn Nelson: “The Blessing Is the Mission”
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Lovesac was the fastest-growing furniture company in America in 2019 according to Furniture Today. Shawn Nelson can’t be certain if the company he founded would still be in existence if he hadn't served a Latter-day Saint mission, but he doesn’t think it would be. After all, it was his ability to speak Mandarin that made fulfilling the company’s first big order possible. But Nelson says his mission also taught independence, mental toughness, and how to build relationships of trust—all skills he has since used to build his business. “For missionaries...the blessing is the mission, the blessing is the experience. Sadly, I worry that I took a lot more than I probably ever gave because it blessed my life in so many ways." Show Notes 1:17- A Giant Bean Bag 10:42- A Mission in Mandarin 15:04- Everything Else is Dust 19:34- Highs and Lows 24:43- Sharing the Gospel Through YouTube 30:45- Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs 36:40- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 08, 2020
Debra Theobald McClendon: Scrupulosity—Obsessive-Compulsive Anxiety You May Mistake as Faith Crisis
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You may have never heard of scrupulosity, but it is possible it has hijacked the religious experience of you or someone you love. In her September 2019 Ensign article, Dr. Debra Theobald McClendon wrote, “Scrupulosity masquerades as a desirable, higher standard of righteousness and personal worthiness—but it’s not!” So, what is scrupulosity? How does it manifest itself? How is it treated? Dr. McClendon helps us answer all of these questions and more on this week’s episode. "If it is a spiritual prompting, and you go through the things you need to repent, including a confession to an ecclesiastical leader if necessary, you will feel better. If it is driven by toxic anxiety, you will not feel better, because it's an anxiety issue. It's not a moral issue or a spiritual sensitivity issue." Show Notes  3:11- What is Scrupulosity? 8:34- How Does It Manifests Itself? 12:39- Confession 16:18- Therapy and Treatment 23:41- Correcting Sin While Not Giving Into Obsessions 26:18- Triggers 31:44- Godly Sorrow? 34:02- How to Help Others Who May Be Struggling  38:48- Too Late? 41:35- Repentance is Not a Checklist 43:31- The Atonement 45:16- What Does It Mean to be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 01, 2020
Lori Walker: "I Am Not Broken”
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In February 2019, Lori Walker walked into her family’s vacation home but never walked out, as the house exploded while she was trapped inside. She did, however, make it out alive thanks to countless miracles and three heroes. In the days, weeks, and months that have followed the explosion, Lori has become more convinced of the goodness of humanity, the omniscience of a loving Heavenly Father and the resilience that is found inside each one of us. "I don't remember the pain at all. I remember how amazing it felt to feel carried through that experience.” Show Notes 2:06- February 15, 2019 11:35- Three Heroes 17:31- God’s Hand 26:00- Receiving Service 33:39- Power of Prayer 36:48- God’s Light 38:37- A Sweet Little Patting 42:31- Current Challenges 49:38- Changed 52:11- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 24, 2020
Abe Mills and Stephen Jones: Love Thy Neighbor
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The complexities surrounding conversations of racism today are numberless but the root of the solution is the two great commandments: love God and love your neighbor as yourself. On this week’s episode, we talk with Abe Mills and Stephen Jones, two black Latter-day Saints, about their experiences with racism within Church culture, the faith of those who came before them, and why they don’t hesitate to share their faith in Jesus Christ. "Understanding what He did for us, it gives us hope, which we live in a world with a lot of people that have no hope or they’ve lost their hope—whether it’s hope in equality, hope in fairness, hope in whatever—they’ve lost their hope, but the gospel has taught us hope because we know what Jesus Christ did for us. It has taught us understanding because we know Christ was the example of understanding, and on top of that, it has taught us forgiveness, or how to forgive, in a time where forgiveness is needed greatly." Show Notes  3:40- Who Is Your Neighbor? 9:15- Mourn with Those That Mourn 14:33- Personal Experiences with Racism 30:14- The Body of Christ 41:06- Being a Diverse Voice in the Church 48:27- Pioneers 56:20- Peace and Hope in Troubled Times 1:02:16- What Does it Mean to be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 17, 2020
Bonus: Randy Lindsay: When a Genealogical DNA Test Rocks Your World
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BBC dubbed them “the Christmas present that could tear your family apart.” Family history DNA tests have been all the rage over the past several years and Randy Lindsay is one of millions who submitted his DNA in hopes of finding missing links in his family tree. However, like many others, Lindsey got more than he bargained for when he learned that the man he thought was his father was not actually his biological father. “Family is who we love and who loves us.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 15, 2020
Charlie Bird: Coming Out and Coming Into God’s Light
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In February 2019, Charlie Bird published an op-ed through the Deseret News that revealed two secrets: 1. He was the man underneath the Cosmo the Cougar suit that made national headlines and led NBC Sports to dub 2017–2018 the “Year of the Mascot.” 2. He is a gay member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Next month, Charlie will release a book called “Without the Mask,” and on today’s episode we talk with Charlie about what the gospel continues to teach him as he embraces a life that is very different than the one he planned for himself. “Connecting with God has helped me see that my faith and my orientation are not mutually exclusive. They are both integral parts of who I am and if I try to reject either one of those, I’m not really me.”  Show Notes 2:31- Being Cosmo the Cougar 7:01- Coming Out to God 11:46- The Words We Use 14:55- The Joy of the Told Story 17:19- No One Right Way to Respond 22:12- “The Adversary Works Best in Darkness” 24:32- One Day at a Time 27:00- Daily Bread 28:58- “Bridle Your Passions” 31:59- Spiritual Work 34:09- Latter-day Saint and Gay—A Continual Effort 38:14- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 10, 2020
Elaine Bradley: The Contradiction of Human Discipleship
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When asked if she sees incongruity between her career as the drummer of the rock band Neon Trees and her membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elaine Bradley has replied that she finds total incongruity between being a human and being a disciple of Jesus Christ. On today’s episode, Bradley shares the foundations of her belief, how she has maintained perspective, and how Christ fills in the gap between where we are and where we are meant to be. “We really struggle as humans to find that line where Christ wants us to live between accepting yourself too much and not accepting yourself enough. That, to me, is the essence of navigating faith.”  Show Notes 2:30- The Complexities of Faith 4:36- Incongruity and Hope in Christ 12:04- Evolution of Faith 18:02- Grounding Impact of Family  21:45- Relationships of Respect Despite Differences 25:53- Deliberately Maintaining Perspective 30:00- Sebastian 36:15- Fame 37:21- Knowing Who You Are 40:30- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 03, 2020
John Hilton III: How to Find Peace in a World Searching For It
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We live in a world that seems to be constantly asking the question we often sing, “Where Can I Turn For Peace?” Along with the age old concerns, our society faces additional new challenges as a result of living in a technology-centered, social media world. Slap a pandemic on top of that and, as we’ve learned in recent weeks, the world truly feels like it is in pandemonium. But John Hilton, an author and associate professor of Ancient Scripture, believes that help for even the most current challenges can be found through the gospel of Jesus Christ and in the pages of scripture. “If we can shift our mentality from ‘Okay, I’m going to pray and God’s going to bless me with exactly what I want when I want it,’ to ‘I’m going to keep my covenants no matter what,’ it’s a powerful shift in our lives— when we remember it’s okay if our kids don’t do everything that we hope they will. It’s okay if I lose this great opportunity. In the long run, Jesus Christ is going to wipe away all of my tears and I can focus my hope on Him.” Show Notes 2:10- Bullying, Kindness and Resilience 6:48-Balancing Professional Help and Spiritual Tools 8:44- Aiming for Perfection/Legalism 10:50- Fence Laws 13:43- Scrupulosity 15:56- Patterns of Peace 20:40- Peace Amidst Pandemic 23:52- “Know the Church is True” or “Know Christ” 26:18- Why Have a Relationship with Christ?  28:18- Turning the Hearts of the Children to the Fathers 29:34- Why Understanding Grace Matters in Mental Health 33:05- What Does It Mean To You To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 27, 2020
Jennie Taylor: God, Family and Country
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It was his love for God and country, that originally made Jennie Taylor fall in love with her husband, Brent. It was also that love and loyalty that took him from her as Maj. Brent Taylor was killed in Afghanistan in 2018. On this episode, Jennie shares the faith that has helped her through the loss of her husband and has given her hope that she will see him again. “My husband and thousands of others have died so that I have the opportunity to live. What I do every single day of my life decides whether or not his life was given in vain. What I do every single day of my life decides whether or not it's worth it that we keep sending soldiers into harm's way to defend freedom and liberty and justice for all around the world.” Show Notes 1:42- November 3, 2018 16:02- Meeting Brent 21:10- Three Great Loyalties 31:04- All Enlisted 44:07- Spiritual Preparation 51:16- Honoring the Sacrifjce of Heroes 57:40- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 20, 2020
Ashley and Ryan Smith: The Confidence That Comes from Being “All In”
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At the 2019 BYU Marriott School Commencement, Qualtrics CEO and Co-Founder Ryan Smith said, “If you have one foot in and one foot out the door, you will never experience true happiness and fulfillment.” It is a simple sentence but it sums up the way Ryan and Ashley Smith seek to live their lives. On today’s episode, the couple shares the many byproducts they have discovered as a result of their decision to be "all in" their careers, "all in" their family, and "all in" their faith. "Nothing I've ever done has ever been great if I haven't gone all in." -Ryan Smith  Show Notes 2:14- The Uphill 8:46- A Contrast and a Decision 14:00- What It Takes 18:46- All In on Your Career 25:46- Decision to Discipleship 31:40- Teaching Others to Go All In 38:10- All In on Your Family 41:32- What Does It Mean To Be "All In" the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 13, 2020
God Needs Mothers of All Kinds
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The daughter of a prophet’s wife, a young woman who recently adopted her first child, and a stepmother of teenagers—these are just three “kinds” of mothers highlighted in this week's "All In" episode. You may know many other types of mothers. There are those who are unable to have children of their own, single women, grandmothers, birth mothers who give someone else the opportunity of motherhood through adoption, and mothers who share their children with a stepparent. The world is full of women who are actively involved in mothering—for as Sheri Dew famously said, “Are we not all mothers?” "Nobody's mother is everything, and we find mothers all over. People who mother us and teach us and nurture us in ways that maybe our mother couldn't. And so when I look at single parents or even people who have both parents, I think we have an opportunity to mother wherever we go. I think it's a responsibility women have, is to reach out and mother and be mothered by others." -Virginia Pearce Show Notes 2:25- Put on Your Oxygen Mask First 4:47- Raised by the Hinckleys 10:36- Creating a Refuge 12:28- Nourish Yourself 13:22- A Mother of Adult Children 17:45- Mothering as a Widow 20:34- Supporting Your Children’s Interests 22:06- What Does It Mean to Virginia to be “All In” the gospel of Jesus Christ? 23:57- Miscarriage 28:00- Waiting in the Standby Line 33:30- Adoption 37:50- Learning about Love from Christ 39:25- A Birth Mother 40:37- What Does It Mean to Breaunna to be “All In” the gospel of Jesus Christ? 42:28- Expectations Vs. Reality 45:43- An Instant Love 47:35- Parenting Teenagers 50:03- The Magic of Family—Of All Kinds 52:04- Creating an Unlikely Friendship 58:11- What Does It Mean to KaRyn to be “All In” the gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 06, 2020
Scott Hales: Becoming “Saints”
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints last published a multivolume history in 1930. Millions from across the globe have joined the Church in the 90 years that have passed since that history and “Saints” is the effort to preserve the story of the ongoing restoration. We are all a part of the story told in the Church’s new history—it is our story of becoming Saints "through the Atonement of Christ the Lord." On this week's episode, we talk with lead writer Scott Hales about the research that went into the book Church members around the world have fallen in love with. "I think the Lord knows the kind of book He wants. And I think He knows the kind of stories that the Saints need at this time, and makes sure that that happens in the process." Show Notes 1:30- A Lifelong Interest 4:21- The Beginnings of “Saints” 6:08- Transparency 8:14- Complexity 10:58- Writing Style 14:40- Tragic Beauty 16:01- The Writing Process 23:39- Getting to Know Someone 26:44- Spending Time With Joseph 32:30- Gathering the Saints 35:10- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 29, 2020
Whitney Johnson: Create > Compete
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After studying Clayton Christensen's theory of disruptive innovation, Whitney Johnson developed the concept of "Disrupting Yourself"—a principle she has successfully taught in the business world for years. On this week’s episode, she teaches us how the model is demonstrated in our Heavenly Father’s plan and is founded on gospel principles. By continually evolving and developing, rather than competing with one another, Johnson says we can spend our time living in abundance. Additionally, when we focus our efforts on continually creating, we will recognize not only our own strengths, but others' strengths, as well. "When you think about taking the right risks from a gospel perspective, this is us thinking about ‘What am I going to create? What kind of future will I create?' This is God's plan. We have agency. So what can we create?" Show Notes  1:13- The Mentorship of Clayton Christensen 10:48- Disrupt Yourself Through Creation 17:34- Why Growth Matters in God’s Plan 20:47- Repentance as Another Word For Disruption 22:51- The Job to Be Done 25:09- Play to Your Distinctive Strengths 32:47- Avoiding Comparison 36:00- What Does It Mean to Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 22, 2020
Scott Sonnenberg: Dealing With Divorce
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What happens when an eternal marriage doesn't end up lasting for eternity? Like many children in the Church, Scott Sonnenberg grew up singing “I Love to See the Temple,” and “Families Can Be Together Forever.” That treasured ideal was shattered shortly after Scott returned home from his mission and his parents went through a divorce. He promised himself at the time that divorce would never ravage his own marriage—but, as he explains on this week’s podcast, that is exactly what happened. On this week's episode, Sonnenberg shares how he's navigated being a member of the Church when a forever family seems out of reach, and how the Atonement has given him hope through his trial. “I think when we teach about how families are central to everything that we believe in, it’s about your family—whatever that family may be.” Show Notes  2:51- Faith and Family Centerstage in Athlete’s Life 13:07- When Your World is Rocked 15:18- Others’ Perception 16:51- Challenges Associated with Divorce 18:36- Meeting Childrens’ Needs Along with Your Own 21:31- Why Doesn’t God Stop Us? 26:13- Lessons Learned 29:33- The Trauma of Losing Your Eternal Marriage 32:36- Balance in Sharing 37:40- New Hope 41:02- Blending Families and Shared Custody 45:57- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 15, 2020
Brooke Snow: Christ is the Breath of Life
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After having her baby, Brooke Snow's health started declining and she was life-flighted in a helicopter. But when the reserve of oxygen on the helicopter ran out, Snow recalls feeling a distinct prompting that literally saved her life. On today’s episode, Snow shares how this moment has forever turned her heart to Jesus Christ and made her determined to help others draw upon the lifesaving power of the Savior in every single breath. "The amazing thing about the gospel is that the framework is there—we can just do a lot to improve upon how well we receive the revelation in those moments." Show Notes 1:50- A Life or Death Situation 8:00- PTSD 11:58- Christian Meditation—An Oxymoron? 14:38- Can Prayer Be Silence? 17:31- The Transformative Power of Meditation in Our Prayers 22:07- Prayers of Fear? 25:30- Prone to Wander 28:01- Visualization and Hope 34:35- In the Same Room 37:35- The Many Ways We #HearHim 41:37- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 08, 2020
Justin Coulson: How Might Jesus Parent?
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How do you follow the Savior's example if your child has left the Church or is struggling with their faith? What's the balance between giving your child room to use his or her agency while showing your love for them? In this week's "All In" episode, parenting guru Justin Coulson explains how the Savior's teachings about love, compassion, and mourning with those that mourn apply to the family. Whether we're a parent or not, we can all learn from the Savior's example of how to "Suffer the little children to come unto me" (Mark 10:14). "Sometimes in our angry moments, or in our tired moments, or, let's be honest, in our selfish moments, we might be less loving than we could be towards our children. Sometimes we feel inclined to hurt rather than to help, or...we're neutral or ambivalent, or we shrug our shoulders and say ‘Whatever'. But He doesn't. The scriptures tell us again and again, His hand, His arm is stretched out still." Show Notes  4:47- #GirlDad  7:00- God’s Example of Parenting  11:08- Compassion  16:55- Respect for Agency  20:59- If Your Child Leaves the Church  34:06- If Your Child Doesn’t Want to Go to Church  44:16- If You, As a Parent, Feel It’s Too Late  49:27- Blurred Lines  54:51- Encouraging Gospel Discussion in the Home  1:00:06- What Does It Mean to be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 01, 2020
Spencer McBride: The Farm Boy’s Prayer Heard ’round the World
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What has Spencer McBride, host of "The First Vision: A Joseph Smith Papers Podcast," learned from devoting years of his life to studying the Prophet's personal letters and journals? On today’s episode, McBride shares what led Joseph to the grove, how studying the First Vision can teach us about personal revelation, and how the farm boy's life has forever changed his own. “When you look back on Church history and you see what God can do with ordinary people back then, it reminds you of what He can do with ordinary people in our own time.” Show Notes  3:25- A Once in a Lifetime Project 5:39- The Context of the Vision 8:05- “To Him, It Was About Salvation” 10:45- Shining Moments and Mistakes 13:50- An Ordinary Man Doing Something Incredible 17:46- An Intellectual and Emotional Pursuit 19:56- What the Restoration Is 21:38- Everyone Is At Some Point A Convert 25:40- How Teenage Worries and Anxieties Led To The Grove 27:25- “For good and evil among all nations” 29:27- Maintaining Faith While Exploring History 35:38- A Prolonged Process Vs. A Miraculous Moment 40:24- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 25, 2020
Carrie Skarda: Creating Space for Mindfulness and Meditation as Latter-day Saints
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The Sacrament, temple worship, and prayer are all aspects of Latter-day Saint doctrine. But have you ever considered that they are also exercises in mindfulness? On this week’s episode, we discuss everything from what it means to set an intention focused on Jesus Christ to what the story of Joseph Smith teaches us about being still long enough for answers to unfold. "One of the downsides of approaching our spiritual life and our religious faith with this sort of instant microwave mentality is that the gospel, a lot of aspects of the gospel, just don't work that way. You can't get personal revelation by asking Siri a question. And you can't order your testimony to be delivered by Amazon... these things by definition, take time to grow." Show Notes 2:54- An Emotional Burn Victim 6:42- Latter-day Saint Practice of Mindfulness 9:21- Setting an Intention 10:21- Creating Space to Calm Down 16:24- President Nelson’s Invitation to Women 22:09- Stigmas 27:33- A Place to Begin 34:04- Benefits of Meditation and Mindfulness 37:46- Sitting with Christ 40:06- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” The Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 18, 2020
Brigham Taylor: The Magic of Disney for Latter-day Saints
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When the box office numbers from opening weekend roll in following a big Disney release, Brigham Taylor says the top few movie theaters tend to have something in common: they’re located in Utah. Of course, Latter-day Saints live all over the world but if the state with the highest concentration of Latter-day Saints is any indication, Disney is a hit among members of the Church.  "Looking back on it now, I think one of the reasons I was kept around and was able to succeed to whatever degree was that I really leaned into it. I loved it and I never had to feel like I was stooping to make a family film because I loved family films. I was raising a family and I felt a kinship and responsibility there."  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 13, 2020
Tshoper Kabambi: A Filmmaker's Dream
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Carrying a television with a VHS player to school every day became second nature for Tshoper Kabambi. He and his classmates studied film by watching movies on that little TV, discussing everything from lighting to plot. Kabambi believed that if he could learn to tell a story through film, he could finally tell the story of the Congo through the eyes of someone who has lived it. "What I want is to show my people how beautiful they are—to show them how they can change their situation.”  Show Notes: 1:40- Life in the Congo 4:37- Conversion Through Dreams 13:02- A Latter-day Saint 15:07- A Big Ticket Premiere 18:20- The Power of Film 24:39- The Significance of Your Story 27:00- Challenges and Blessings as a New Member of the Church 29:34- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  31:00- Testimony in French Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 11, 2020
Melinda Wheelwright Brown: How Understanding Eve Could Change the World
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How has the world’s perception of Eve affected women throughout history and what is the cost of misunderstanding her choice in the garden? Can the restored gospel help us make sense of Eve’s choice? Could adopting Eve’s perspective of mortality bring increased joy into our own lives? Melinda Wheelwright Brown seeks to address these questions and more on this week’s episode of “All In.” “…it isn’t a story about sin. The transgression involved is very different. It’s not your typical sin by any means. It was a crossing of a threshold that was done by choice because of the beautiful gift of agency.” Show Notes: 2:11- Jane Eyre 5:08- "Eve, Can You Help Me?" 11:24- Research 15:12- Doctrinal Differences 17:25- The Cost of Misunderstanding Eve's Choice 23:24- "Fruit" 24:37- The Transformative Power of Their Story For All 30:55- A Decision to Trust God 38:58- Eve's Role in the Restored Gospel 41:55- The Need for a Savior 46:18- What Does it Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 04, 2020
Lola Ogunbote: Celebrating What Makes Us Who We Are
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Born in Nigeria, raised in London and currently residing in Beijing, Lola Ogunbote is a lawyer-turned-soccer coach who has learned how to prioritize joy in life. It is her belief that true fulfillment is found as we seek our acceptance from God and celebrate each individual for the many things that make them who they are. "I don’t purport to know the mind of God but I don’t imagine that God meant for everyone to be the same. I think that in his wisdom and love, He gave us things that make us unique. He loves us equally.”  Show Notes: 2:11- The Daughter of Immigrants 5:39- Born in Nigeria 8:33- A Latter-day Saint 12:13- Temporary Happiness Vs. Joy 13:49- Living, Working and Worshiping in China 17:32- Where You Need Church and the Church Needs You 22:34- Following Your Passion 27:36- The Color of My Skin 37:05- What Makes a Good Coach? 41:34- What He Had in Mind When He Created Me 44:45- What Does it Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 26, 2020
Steven Sharp Nelson: “That Thy Performance May Be For The Welfare of Thy Soul”
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The Piano Guys' Steven Sharp Nelson has lived many people’s dream as he has traveled the world playing the cello. And yet, his journey has been one with many highs and lows that have taught him to trust God and to consecrate each and every performance to Him. “As incredible as all the views are, as incredible as Carnegie Hall’s stage is, as incomparably sublime as playing in front of the Christ Redeemer statue is, nothing out there is better than being a dad and being a committed husband. Nothing is better than that and I remember that every time I come home from tour and my 7-year-old locks me in this hug I want to live in and says, 'Daddy.’” Show Notes: 1:30- So You Want Your Kid to Play an Instrument? 10:05- A Tribute to Julie 12:53- Why Teach Your Children to Love Music? 16:00- Unseen Sacrifices and Challenges 19:52- An Opportunity to Trust God 24:18- Witnessing a Mother’s Battle with Cancer 31:19- Attributing Success to the Grace of God 35:58- The People You’ve Prayed Into Your Life 39:18- Annie Schmidt 43:00- “Consecrate Thy Performance” 47:57- What Does It Mean To You To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 19, 2020
Hal Boyd: Eliminating the Hyphen in Disciple-Scholar
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Elder Neal A. Maxwell coined the phrase “disciple-scholar.” But he said, “In the end all the hyphenated words come off. We are finally disciples—men and women of Christ.” But what does that look like? Hal Boyd says it begins with being consistent and bringing our faith with us wherever we go. “When we walk out of our houses of worship and we walk into an academic environment, if we are being genuine, we are the same person and those beliefs inform the way that we read texts, the way that we articulate our views, the way that we approach our scholarship and it should inform all of those things for the better. It should make us better scholars, it should make us better advocates, it should make us better husbands and wives, and teachers and community members, and parents." Show Notes: 00:47- A Deliberate Decision to Stay 3:15- Religion and Academia 9:09- “A Divinity That Shapes Our Ends” 11:18- Different Kinds of Advocates 13:45- Elizabeth McCune and the Public Square 19:38- The Same Person at Church and Elsewhere 22:45- Shaping Public Virtues 26:18- How Jesus Taught Us to Articulate Our Faith 28:45- Finding Your Canvas and Your Voice 33:05- The Biggest Challenges Facing Saints Today? 37:53- Encounters With The Divine: From Agnostic to Advocate 43:53- What Does It Mean To You To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 12, 2020
Courtney Rich: My Recipe for Battling Depression—Christ and Cake
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Following her parents’ divorce, Courtney Rich experienced depression for the first time. Doctors called it situational but in the years since, depression has become an ever-present obstacle in her life. However, in recent years two things have transformed and aided her fight against mental illness.  “I prayed at the beginning of that summer and said, ‘I will do everything you need me to do. I am giving you my all because I need this from you. I need to know that you’re there. I need to know that you see me when I’m going through these moments of trial and I don’t feel you, I need to know that you’re there…'" Show Notes 2:40- The Kelly Clarkson Show 5:00- Beginnings in Broadcast 9:31- A Child of Divorce 17:23- Depression- “The First Day I Felt Different” 23:15- The Guilt of Feeling Ungrateful 24:45- Coming to Christ Vs. Waiting for Him to Come to Us 32:04- Looking for His Hand 37:17- When You’ve Had Really Great Cake… 42:40- A Point of Desperation That Led to Light 45:26- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 05, 2020
Josh Pack: The Faith to Be Healed
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Over a decade has passed since Josh Pack made a swimmer's dive at a family reunion that left him paralyzed. While presently confined to a wheelchair, Pack maintains hope that he will someday be healed, whether in this life or the next. On today’s episode, we talk about that hope and why he is determined to hold onto it. "Nobody's walked in our shoes perfectly, but Jesus Christ has. And He knows exactly what it's like for me, individually, personally, to climb into this wheelchair every day and push it around. And knowing that, knowing that there is somebody that knows what I'm going through and knows the tears that I've shed, and the thoughts that I've had, gives me strength to keep going no matter what." Show Notes: 1:55- Pre-Accident 4:05- A Swimmer’s Dive 5:44- Life Support 9:26- Hope in Healing 10:04- The Importance of Family 12:54- Two Women on a Plane 16:50- A Legend in Mendoza, Argentina 22:24- Determined to Achieve Goals 27:25- “But If Not” 30:45- Spiritual Reservoir 37:30- A Do-Over 38:58- What Does It Mean to Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 29, 2020
Eva Witesman: What May Be Keeping You From Accessing Your Spiritual Gifts
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In a 2017 BYU Devotional address, Eva Witesman testified, “Latter-day Saint women are courageous, particularly when they have been emboldened by the knowledge that Heavenly Father has a plan for each of us and that He will qualify us to do the work that lies before us. …  We will seek every good gift in the service of our God. All we ask is that others not stand in our way as we pursue the Lord’s errand.” On today’s episode, we talk with Eva about the importance of understanding our individual spiritual gifts as we seek to contribute to the world at large. "It's a complicated time and we can't always see the pathway by ourselves. We need these spiritual gifts to be able to see them. And these spiritual gifts are real. They're as real as any other thing that we've proven with science. ...And I think the more of us that talk about it, and the more of us that expect that and aspire to that, the more we will see that diversity of beautiful gifts and the more we will be able to develop those beautiful gifts, and share the development of those gifts with each other." Show Notes:  3:00- "Women and Education" 5:45- Why Seek to Understand Our Spiritual Gifts? 16:30- Eva’s Story 23:30- Different Paths for Different People 35:25- Balance Vs. Harmonious 40:05- Timing is Everything 43:55- Men and Women 50:25- Imagining and Exploring Your Possibilities 56:30- What Does It Mean To Be “All In”? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 22, 2020
Britt Berrett: "Leading Change by Changing the Way You Lead”
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Leading in an 898-bed hospital, Britt Berrett learned that the care administered truly begins with the engagement and satisfaction of the hospital’s employees. Leadership, he has learned, begins with recognizing a need to change and connecting to a higher purpose and he says that kind of leadership is exemplified in the gospel of Jesus Christ.  “We claim we’re Christians. . . . If you claim to be a Christian, that means you will become Christlike and that means you and I, we have got to change.” Show Notes 3:16- The Fire of Experience 9:03- Patients Come Second 18:13- Your Calling in Life 20:40- Where Our Motivation Lies 23:00- Serving Others 25:01- A Different Kind of Healing 29:49- Like Jello 33:40- Working in the Temple 35:57- How a Love for the Gospel Grows 42:20- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ?   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 15, 2020
BONUS: A Taste Test of the Sunday on Monday Study Group
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As we start the year off with a stronger commitment to living "all in" the gospel of Jesus Christ, we want to share something we think can help enhance your scripture study. Our bonus episode today is a taste test of LDS Living's new Sunday on Monday study group, where host Tammy Uzelac Hall digs into the Come, Follow Me lesson with two different friends each week. We hope you love it as much as we do. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 13, 2020
Emily Belle Freeman: Grace For All Seasons
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We all find ourselves in circumstances where we are in desperate need of help, moments where we find ourselves incapable of doing what is asked of us. For each of these moments, there is an answer: Grace. But do we only receive grace after doing everything within our power? And how do we know if we’ve done everything within our power? On today’s episode of “All In,” Emily Belle Freeman shares what she has learned about grace and what she believes “after all we can do” really means. "That's how we would describe grace to people: It's when we feel that abundance of love, it's when we feel that hope, it's the increase of what Christ can bring into mortality for us so we can make it through." Show Notes: 2:52-The Evolution of Grace 5:53- What Even Is Grace? 9:26- A Daughter Named Grace 14:41- His Touch in Our Lives Reflected 18:39- A God-Given Love for Jesus 23:46- Grace Began in the Garden of Eden 28:32- “After All We Can Do” 33:36- Enabling Power 36:24- “Your One Holy Thing” 42:30- Grace Where You Are 44:13- What Does It Mean To Be “All In”? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 08, 2020
"Don't Miss This" Interview with David Butler and Emily Belle Freeman
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In 2019, members of the Church fell in love with Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler's knowledge and sincere love for the scriptures through their YouTube channel, “Don’t Miss This.” We’re teaming up with David and Emily today with one goal: To get you absolutely hyped for this Book of Mormon year of "Come, Follow Me." "Like Lehi, Jesus leads His family to a better place. Like Moroni, Jesus defends us and fights for our cause...they are all going to become these types of Him."  Show Notes: 2:09- The Beginning of "Don't Miss This" 7:09- David and Emily Are Not Married...To Each Other 8:14- The Name 9:45- Disneyland 13:07- Becoming Disciples 17:03- New Testament "All In" Lessons  21:17- Preparing for the Book of Mormon 24:33- Book of Mormon Stories 30:00- A Testament of God's Love 36:49- Assume the Best 41:50- What Does the Book of Mormon Teach Us About Being "All In"       See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 03, 2020
David Butler: Getting to Know Jesus
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The scriptures speak of people falling down at the feet of Jesus. Who might lead you to fall down if you met them? Do you know who Jesus is and what He has done for you enough that if you were to meet Him you would fall down at His feet? On this week’s episode, we talk about who Jesus is and why He is worthy of our adoration and praise.  "Redeemed people love well."  2:18- Falling Down 11:33- Forming a Personal Relationship with Christ 21:23- Greatest Challenges that Face Youth...and All of Us 30:38- Names of Christ 40:25- What Does It Mean to Be "All In" the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 01, 2020
Gail Miller: The Difference Between Rich and Wealthy
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Best known as the owner of the Utah Jazz, Gail Miller is the wealthiest person in the state of Utah. But Miller, who was ranked #14 on Forbes 2019 list of America’s Self-Made Women, was not always wealthy. On today’s episode, she explains the difference between a rich life and a wealthy life.  “Rich is an expansion of your soul. Wealth is what you have as a result of things you’ve done but to be rich means that you have qualities, you have experiences, you have an expanded heart.” Show Notes:  2:13- “How I Grew Up” 5:23- Knowing What’s of Value 7:00- Encouraging Others Along 9:08- Coming Back to the Church 15:23- A Little Nudge 16:56- Courage to Be a Mother 18:50- Getting to Work 22:13- A Learning Opportunity Later in Life 23:54- The Utah Jazz Way 27:14- Suicide Prevention 31:32- “The Church Gives Me Strength” 34:48- Rich Vs. Wealth 35:31- Balance is a Misnomer 38:33- “If He Does Not Mind Who Gets the Credit” 40:04- Relationship with Spouse 42:23- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 18, 2019
Calee Reed and Jon Adams: Hope When the Holidays Feel Hard
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Calee Reed and her husband, Jon Adams, have experienced a lot over the course of their young lives: divorce, loss and the blending of families to name a few. In our first-ever live recording of “All In,” they share the reason for the hope that carries them through times of great joy and sadness. Special thanks to Derek Campbell at mixat6studios for all of his help in making this live episode happen. "Every day you have that choice. And it's my belief that as I turned towards God, and every time I took a step towards the light, more and more light came into my life, peace, more understanding, more hope, more faith..." Show Notes:  2:04- Christmas Memories 5:51- "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" 9:24- Rebirth After Suffering/Loss of a Parent 14:10- Coping With Divorce During the Holidays 18:33- Differences in Grief/The Passing of a Spouse 23:37- "Lead Kindly Light" 25:49- Single in the Church 29:29- Jon and Calee's Story 37:43- Blending Families 40:02- "Do You Know Where My Mommy Is?" 44:30- A God Who Knows Us 48:10- Earth Angels 54:49- What Does It Mean To You To Be "All In" the Gospel of Jesus Christ? 57:40- "Heaven's Here" See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 11, 2019
R. William Bennett: The 7 People Who Led Me to the Gospel of Jesus Christ
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From an ophthalmologist to a classmate’s scripture reference in a high school yearbook, and from a nanny’s gift to a Star Valley, Wyoming, information booth employee, R. William Bennett describes his path to finding the gospel of Jesus Christ as a relay race of sorts—a baton that was passed from one person to the next. “We were driving home, all of us packed in the car, and I was leaning against my mom in the front seat and this thought occurred to me, 'If this is all real, if Jesus really is the Son of God, if being a Christian is that important, there must be more . . . '" Show Notes: 2:35 - Growing Up 4:50 - Temple Square Tour 5:37 - Learning About the Church 9:43 - The Summer Road Trip 12:28 - Meeting Lori 15:30 - Visiting the Church 21:57 - Contacting the Missionaries 23:45 - Visiting Salt Lake City 27:19 - Fasting 28:56 - The Priesthood 32:51 - Bill’s Family’s Example 35:29 - Finding Those Who Played a Part in Bill’s Conversion 41:45 - How Christ Has Blessed Bill’s Life 43:20 - What Does It Mean To You To Be “All In?” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 04, 2019
John and Jean Groberg: A Mission to “The Other Side of Heaven”
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Hundreds of thousands have been touched by the mission experiences of John Groberg, but have they heard it straight from the source? Listen to John and his wife, Jean, open up about their real-life love story and lessons they learned in Tonga that inspired the beloved The Other Side of Heaven movies. “I said, ’So you’re the lucky girl who gets to play the part of my wife' . . . and her first comment, she just looked for a while and said, ‘You really love her, don’t you?’ I said, ‘I sure do.’ And I think she felt that and tried to convey that.” Show Notes: 1:25- Your Life in a Movie 2:14- Heeding a Prophet’s Voice 4:00- Memories in Living Color 5:45- Jean’s Life While John was Gone 7:40- Anne Hathaway and Christopher Gorham 11:44- Feki 14:33- Tonga Comes to Life for Jean 17:25- A Tongan Way of Life 29:19- The Fire of Polynesian Faith 33:35- A Light That Draws People to Jesus Christ 37:20- What Does It Mean To You To Be “All In”? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 27, 2019
Chris Williams: Forgiveness and the Worth of a Soul
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On Feb. 9, 2007, Chris Williams and his family were driving home from a night out together when their vehicle was struck by a 17-year-old drunk driver. That night, Chris lost his wife, Michelle, who was pregnant with their fifth child; his son Ben; and his daughter, Anna. Three days later, Chris Williams spoke publicly for the first time following the accident and extended unconditional forgiveness to that 17-year-old young man, a decision he has stood by for more than 12 years. "Yes, He was there to help me. Yes, He was there to make everything okay and to start to heal me. But the next invitation after I let it go was, would I help Him in bringing this young man home?" Show Notes: 2:29- Life Before the Accident 7:00- Life After the Accident 8:28- Blending Families 10:14- “What She Would Do” 13:46- Having Walked In Those Shoes 17:43- Lessons Learned on the Scene of the Accident 23:34- “I’m Sorry” 25:45- Conversations with God 30:46- Meeting Cameron 33:36- Forgiveness- A Source of Power 37:08- Invitation to Act 38:38- The Atonement Covers Every Type of Situation 42:02- On the Other Side 46:56- What Does It Mean To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 20, 2019
Lindsay Ricks: The Blessing of Parenting a Child With Special Needs
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When Lindsay Ricks first heard that her son William would be born with Down Syndrome, her mind was flooded with questions. Nearly seven years later, she has found growth, purpose and strength in her son’s special needs. William has led her to step out of her comfort zone and to find a new identity in a journey she firmly believes she chose.  “As I’ve come to understand who He is, I’ve come to understand who I am and who I’ve always been, and how I’ve been prepared and trained and schooled for this moment my whole life. And I think with His help I will glory in it…” Show Notes:  2:16- Expecting the Unexpected 11:54- A Changed Relationship with God 15:20- The School Bus, Haircuts and a Service Dog 25:30- Advice for New Parents of Children with Special Needs 28:36- Greater Joy 33:04- Unanswered Prayers 37:09- “That We Might Not Shrink” 40:22- “God Confidence” 42:36- What Does It Mean To You To Be “All In”?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 13, 2019
Patrick Q. Mason: Working Through Our Doubts and Creating Space for Others to Do the Same
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“Faith is a gift and a precious commodity in any age, but an increasingly rare one in our modern world,” Patrick Mason writes in his book, “Planted.” It is for this reason that Mason also states that, “How we deal with doubt in the Church today is one of the most pressing tests of our collective discipleship.” That is not limited to how we approach our own doubts but also how we seek to be compassionate toward others as they face their own doubts.  Note: “Planted” was published prior to the emphasis on using the full name of the Church. Please excuse any reference to “Mormonism” as a result.  “This is one of the reasons why God restored the Church in the modern age, because he knew precisely the ways that our social bonds would erode in the 20th and 21st centuries, and the Church is one of the great answers for that. So is it hard sometimes? Yeah, but I think one of the great aspects of the restoration is the we’re put in wards that are geographically defined, we do not choose who we go to church with. And that puts us in company with people of different classes, different races, certainly different genders. People have different life experiences, people that we would never choose to associate with. That's the laboratory of love. That is the school of discipleship. That's what's going to make us as Christians.” Show Notes: 2:42- Why Address Doubt? 4:40- Faith: An Individual Experience 8:00- Fortifications 11:46- Faith That Grows With Us 16:00- Hanging On To What We Do Know 18:32- Peaks and Valleys 21:37- A Test of our Collective Discipleship 28:44- Creating Space For Honesty 33:40- Fallibility 39:15- A Church That Hangs On To Us 41:53- Different Disciples 45:05- The Holiest Thing That Presents Itself To Our View 47:30- Grateful To Be A Latter-day Saint 48:48- What Does It Mean To You To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 06, 2019
Karalynne Call: Finding Healing Through Food
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As a young mother, Karalynne Call found herself battling suicidal depression. As she sought medical help, she longed for healing. It was the belief that God is able to heal us that led her to begin a health journey she anticipates will last for the rest of her life. She has since helped many others improve their health by raising awareness of the impact of the ingredients found in the food we consume and the products we use on a daily basis.  "If you believe in a God who's going to come again, and we know that the times are going to be hard before the Second Coming, then we need to do all that we can, like President Nelson has asked us to, to gather in...the house of Israel. And that takes work, and work takes energy, and we need that energy through the good foods that we can eat and by taking care of our bodies." Show Notes: 2:44- Seeking Solace From Depression 5:00- Healing 6:39- A Deep Dive Into Ingredients 9:16- Education 10:41- What's In Your Food?  12:45- A Healthy Relationship With Food 17:24- Don't Live in Extremes 20:11-  The Cost of Healthy Living 24:32- The Word of Wisdom 27:28- Food As Medicine 34:27- Showing Gratitude for our Bodies 36:41- What Does It Mean To Be "All In" the Gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 30, 2019
Kristin Chenoweth: “For Me, It’s the Spirit”
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When Kristin Chenoweth walked out onto the Conference Center stage the first time, she pretended to faint. But at that point she didn’t know what it would feel like to sing songs about the Savior’s birth with and to other like-minded believers. On today’s episode, she looks back on that experience and shares what it means to her to be “all in” the gospel of Jesus Christ.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 25, 2019
Jason F. Wright: Helping Each Other Home
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Best-selling author Jason F. Wright is a fan of people. It is apparent in the way his face lights up when he talks about those who have impacted his life, some of them strangers he met only briefly. On today’s episode, he explains how his passion for people and their stories began in his childhood home, thanks in large part to the example of his parents who taught him to believe in the goodness of others.  "Open your eyes. When you walk out your front door every morning, open your eyes as wide as you can. Look left, look right, look in front of you and make sure you're seeing the people that the Lord is putting in your path. Because if you see them, you can serve them." Show Notes:  2:57- The Beginning of the "Christmas Jars" Tradition 11:08- Restoration 12:11- Stories of the Jars 16:27- Belief in Humanity 20:45- Help Getting Home 24:45- Giving a Lift 27:46- Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction 31:33- The Power of Stories 33:48- The Importance of Authenticity 38:39- What Does It Mean To Be "All In" the Gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 23, 2019
Marilee Killpack: The Power to Save
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Nearly two years ago, Marilee Killpack gave birth to a baby boy. That baby boy was diagnosed with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, a life-threatening genetic syndrome that affects just one in 250,000 children and is only symptomatic in boys. The life expectancy was 3-5 years. There was, however, one possible way to save his life: He could receive a bone marrow transplant and his 7-year-old brother was a perfect match.  "I can't articulate it well, but I came to love Abram as a mom because he was saved and needed saving. And I think of our Heavenly Parents who have this Son, who is perfect and they know He's going to do it and they know He's going to be awesome and then to look at us, like I look at Abram and realize he needs saving. He's not going to make it and there's just such a love that I can't explain for him for fighting, and for being saved by his older brother." Show Notes:  2:15- Abram's Story 7:19- Finding Peace 9:35- The Lord's Preparations 12:11- A Perfect Match 15:46- The Saving Power Between Siblings 19:41- "Witness What the Lord Has Done" 24:32- Feeding the Soul 26:25- Promises of the Temple 28:32- "The Family That Prays Together" 33:02- The Faith Not To Be Healed 36:32- "All Is Well" 40:20- "The Lessons We Came to Earth to Learn" 43:55- What Does It Mean To Be "All In" the Gospel of Jesus Christ?   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 16, 2019
Chris Burkard: Through the Lens of Faith
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World-renowned photographer Chris Burkard chases light for a living and, through Instagram, over 3.5 million people come along for the ride. On today’s episode, we delve deeper into the messages of light Burkard shares with the world on social media about topics like suffering, enduring, and connecting by looking at them with an eye of faith. "When I consider the fact that He is the light and life of the world that if I can use that light that is Him to create images that make people want to be closer to Him, then I think that I'm doing what I was sent here to do." Show Notes: 3:09- Sunrises 7:00- A Student of Light 9:45- The Light and Life of the World 12:40- Be a Bearer of Light 17:07- Social Media: A Glorified Texting Tool 18:43- Seeking Validation Vs. Longing to Do Good 23:13- Scrolling 300 Feet Every Day 28:19- Measuring Your Life 31:15- People > Places 37:54- Biking 844 Miles in 52 Hours, 36 Minutes and 19 Seconds 45:23- Photo Captions 53:36- What Does it Mean to You To Be “All In” the Gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 09, 2019
Adam Miller: Living in Christ Before We Die
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A quote by Marcus Aurelius, a scripture in Jarom and the writings of Paul led Adam Miller to ponder the question of what life would look like if we chose to die in Christ now and experience “an early resurrection.” This week, we look at how turning our lives over to Christ before death has the potential to change everything. "You know how it is when you're so absorbed in doing what you're doing? When you so love what you're doing, when you've so lost yourself in caring for whatever the task is, or whoever the person is you're with, that you just lose all track of time and simultaneously lose all track of yourself and feel in the end, enlivened and empowered? That's it. That's life in Christ. And the trick is to learn how to do that, not just every once in a while but to live our lives like that from dawn until dusk in Christ." Show Notes:  2:58- Setting the Stage 5:12- Time 6:59- An Early Resurrection 8:35- Why Ordinances Matter 9:36- "Types" 13:14- What does "Living in Christ" look like? 19:25- Love and Law 28:12- The Bible and the Book of Mormon 30:26- Grateful to be a Latter-day Saint 32:47- Spirit as a Down Payment 34:10- "Moby Dick" and Turning Our Time Over To God 43:57- What Does It Mean To Be "All In" The Gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Oct 02, 2019
Kate Lee: Overcoming Paralyzing Self-Doubt
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It was just a normal temple recommend interview but it changed Kate Lee’s life. It was a simple question, “Is there anything else that you need to talk about?” But on this week’s episode, Kate Lee shares in detail the transformative experience that allowed her to see herself through God’s eyes. "I feel like, because I so often listen to my doubts and believe my doubts, I kept myself from Christ. I kept myself from God, I kept myself from progression. And the second I started listening to the Spirit and trusting the Spirit over my doubts, then my whole life changed." Show Notes 1:08- A Temple Recommend Interview 4:41- The Lead-Up to This Moment 8:23- "Is There Anything Else You Want To Talk About?" 10:38- Orchestrated by God 16:14- Homework Assignments 21:38- Taking Time 23:25- Tools for Combating Doubt 27:26- Change of Life 29:37- Painting a Picture of the Love of Christ 39:15- Ecclesiastical Leaders 42:11- The Love of God Through Painting 42:23- Two Scriptures that Teach Unconditional Love 44:56- What Does It Mean To Be "All In" The Gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 25, 2019
Ann Romney: The Blessing of an Eternal Perspective in the Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis
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An uncertain future often accompanies the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Such was the case for Ann Romney. In this week's episode, she shares how the hope of eternal life carried her out of the darkness of depression and discouragement, leading her to fight for her life. She also explains why she now feels a responsibility to offer hope to others and what she is doing about it.  "The Savior will fill in all the holes and all the gaps and all of the weaknesses, which become accentuated when you're sick. And it's a reminder that we cannot do this, never, not one of us can get there without the Savior. And it's a very sort of abrupt and sudden reminder that that's very true. We need His love. We need His forgiveness, and we need His mercy." Show Notes: 3:22- Life Before MS/Diagnosis 6:28- "An Identity Issue" 9:07- The Immediate Impact of MS 11:19- Finding Help 17:12- Fighting Fatigue 18:37- Researching for the Future Generation 22:35- Grateful for MS? 24:06- Rediscovering Herself 27:22- Supporting a Loved One in the Face of Health Challenges 30:39- The Reality of the Atonement of Jesus Christ 35:37- Why an Eternal Perspective Matters 38:08- Embracing God's Plan for Us/Fulfilling Our Individual Missions 44:15- How The Gospel Changed Her Life 46:10- What Does It Mean To Be "All In" the Gospel of Jesus Christ?     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 18, 2019
Justin Su’a: The Role of Spirituality in Developing Mental Toughness
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He helped coach the Boston Red Sox on their way to becoming World Series champions but on today’s episode of “All In,” Justin Su’a coaches you on how to enhance the way you show up in life by cultivating a strong mentality. Su'a also explains the importance of faith in athletics and in the lives of disciples of Jesus Christ.  "I think as you have faith in the process, and do everything you can and build your life with these heavenly habits around you, you'll end up finding that you can be happy in the moment, you're going to find joy in keeping the commandments and doing what the Lord asks. And...that's when the magic happens. And when the Spirit is filling your life, it becomes palpable and tangible, and you wake up excited to do it the next day." Show Notes 1:34- Winning a World Series 4:02- Journey to Mental Skills Coach 8:28- When One Door Closes 9:49- Prepared For Sports Psychology 14:45- Experiences With Faith On The Job 19:55- "Increase Your Impact" Podcast 25:15- Raising Mentally Tough Teens 29:00- Modeling Strong Mentalities 33:23- Strengthening Your Mentality 37:14- Spending Time With God 41:00- The Role of Faith   43:50- Choosing the Right 47:24- What Does It Mean To Be "All In" The Gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 11, 2019
Brooke Romney: Why Our Souls Crave Connection—And What We Can Do About It
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Brooke Romney is a strong believer that we are wired for connection. Connection with those around us, connection with our families, connection with God—“Humans are hard and friendship takes work,” Romney says, but she also believes the effort is worthwhile, “His intent was never for us to walk any of these paths alone.” "We're craving what God really intended us to be. He never intended us to sit behind screens. He never intended even for us to just write articles about good things. He created us to do good things, to touch people, to connect with people. That's what this is all about. And I think, because life has gotten so easy and so removed, sometimes we forget that and it's what our soul wants so badly." Show Notes:  3:08- A hunger for human connection 7:07- Breaking down barriers to friendship 11:46- A need for vulnerability 17:50- 3 ways to be a true friend 22:00- Getting out of your comfort zone 28:03- Connecting with your children 33:00- Modeling true confidence 34:51- I am _____________ 36:52- Loving your children 39:17- God’s desire to connect with you 44:42- What does it mean to be "all in" the gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 04, 2019
Robert Millet: How the Constant Companionship of the Spirit Works
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After nearly 40 years of teaching religion, Robert Millet still had some questions regarding the Holy Ghost. For example, how does our doctrine regarding the Holy Ghost differentiate The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from other religions? Or what does the right to constant companionship of the Spirit really look like? It was this curiosity that led him to begin researching and eventually writing his latest book, “The Holy Spirit." On today’s episode, he shares the unique insights he found along the way.  "Something as fundamental as God and Christ and the Holy Ghost really just cannot remain a mystery. 'This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent' (John 17:3). If it's life eternal to know God, heaven help us if we don't even have the means of coming to know God because God is in some ways pushed off the stage, because Jesus takes center stage." Show Notes: 2:15- "Like fish who discover water last" 9:20- The Holy Ghost or the Light of Christ 11:24- Avenues of the Spirit 16:29- My own voice or the voice of the Spirit? 23:27- Still learning, more than 40 years later 29:37- Inextricably linked to every facet of the gospel 33:36- How is His influence felt everywhere? 36:11- Baptism of fire 38:08- The differentiator  39:47- Why three separate and distinct Beings matters 45:32- Inability to feel the Spirit amidst depression 46:16- How understanding the Spirit can change our lives 48:51- What does it mean to be "all in" the gospel of Jesus Christ?      See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 28, 2019
Chelsie Hightower: What My Battle With Anxiety in Hollywood Taught Me About God's Love
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She competed on two of the most popular dance television shows of all time. She taught a rodeo cowboy, a rapper, a “Bachelor,” and Michael Bolton how to dance with millions watching. But on this week’s episode of “All In,” Chelsie Hightower discusses the anxiety she faced when the cameras stopped rolling. "I think that I'd felt like, whether I could articulate it at that time or not, I felt like I'd lost God's trust in me and His love for me...I learned that His love is far different than I thought it was." 1:06- The Story of Morgan and Chelsie's Friendship 6:38- Guided to Dance 15:02- "So You Think You Can Dance" 16:45- Anxiety Resurfaces 23:00- Losing Footing on the Foundation of God 36:12- "Dancing With The Stars"  42:28- Running on Empty 44:14- A Prayer in New York 47:59- The Love of God 51:52- What does it mean to be "all in" the gospel of Jesus Christ?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 21, 2019
Ty Mansfield and Jacob Hess: Living a Mindful Latter-day Saint Life
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President David O. McKay once referred to meditation as “one of the most secret, most sacred doors through which we pass into the presence of the Lord.” On today’s episode, we explore the many ways meditation and mindfulness already play an important role in the gospel of Jesus Christ.  "One of the things I've wondered is if people are not walking away from the Gospel as much as (having) an impoverished experience of the gospel, where the gospel has become sort of like this devices that's not working anymore. And rather than going for an upgrade and getting rid of the device, our hope is that if people could approach the gospel with fresh eyes and experience it as full of opportunities to stop, to pause, to interrupt the busyness, to interrupt the activity, that it might awaken something that has become dead because anything...can die." -Jacob Hess Show Notes 3:00- What is mindfulness? 6:12- Personal background with mindfulness and meditation? 12:25- Being still amidst activity in the Church 15:21- Hyper-stimulated culture 19:04- Anxiously engaged 26:59- Rushing through the gospel 34:23- Prayer as a mindfulness practice 39:27- Daily bread and suffering 50:50- What Does It Mean To Be All In The Gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 14, 2019
Thomas Wirthlin McConkie: How Meditation and Being Still Help Us Know God
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Despite being born into a family with strong Latter-day Saint roots, Thomas McConkie stopped attending church at the age of 13. However, a spiritual journey, which spanned nearly two decades and included becoming proficient in Buddhist meditation, brought him back to an unlikely destination: The faith of his youth. "I'm really comfortable with the definition of meditation as remembrance. And that feels very much like a gospel principle to me, like when we remember what are we remembering? Well, let me just riff a little bit: We remember that we are sons and daughters, that we're children of a living God. And when we remember that, the quality of our whole life in this very moment changes." Show Notes 3:08- Leaving the Church at 13 years old 4:51- Discovering Meditation 5:46- Redemption in Stillness 12:26- Power to Heal a Generation 16:49- The Meaning of Meditation 19:34- Stillness Among Saints 25:34- Changing a Culture 28:15- Home-centered Church's Opportunity 31:49- Ministering and Meditation 33:05- Creating a Community 35:56- Message to a Teenager Struggling With Faith 37:50- If You Love Someone Struggling With Faith 39:29- A Grandfather's Love 42:36- What Does It Mean To Be All In The Gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 07, 2019
April Giauque: Escaping the Darkness of Domestic Abuse
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It is difficult to ignore the similarities between April Giauque’s description of an abuser’s behavior and Satan’s efforts to wear us down: isolation, manipulation, control, despair. Regardless of whether you feel held captive in an abusive situation like April or trapped by sin or discouragement, April’s story reminds us that there is always hope through the gospel of Jesus Christ. "It is the worth of who your soul is, what your light is, your worth equals your light. And we were all born with the light of Christ within us. Whether you are a member of the Church or not, all have this light and that is the worth."  Show Notes:  1:33- The beginning of abuse 4:08- Children with special needs 5:38- Everyday life 6:29- Two different types of abusers 8:59- Relationship with God  11:35- Knowing when it was time to leave 13:53- The voice of the adversary 15:18- The biggest fear of a victim 19:14- Saving a marriage 22:52- Looking for evidence of blessings 26:03- Caring for yourself in order to care for others 27:54- Self-esteem vs. self-worth 29:19- Agency amidst abuse 32:40- Life after abuse 35:32- Advice for victims 37:59- What does it mean to be “All In” the gospel of Jesus Christ?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 31, 2019
Ken Alford: Dreams As Revelation
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Do our dreams carry spiritual significance? And if so, how do we know? Ken Alford, a professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University, looks back at the Bible, the Book of Mormon and the history of the Church to explore the idea of dreams as revelation.  Show Notes 2:37- Why Study Dreams? 9:23- Distinguishing a Dream of Significance From Other Dreams 12:36- Are We Entitled To Revelatory Dreams or Are Some People Dreamers 16:18- Nightmares 18:38- Interpreting Our Dreams 20:15- Dreams In Church History 29:16- Receiving Dreams For Other People? 31:10- Advance Notice of Church Callings 34:54- Dreams about the Savior 38:14- Scriptural Dreams 40:48- Dreams as Tender Mercies 44:14- What Does It Mean To Be All In The Gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 24, 2019
Corrine and Neil Stokoe: Finding Healing From Pornography Addiction
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Mint Arrow is a well-known fashion deals blog and brand. Husband and wife duo, Neil and Corrine Stokoe, are the power couple behind the operation. But in a social media world that frequently presents the ideal as day-to-day reality, the couple recently opened up about an underlying struggle that couldn’t be seen in their smiling faces: a battle against pornography addiction. "I had to get to know Jesus in a way that I wouldn't know Him if I hadn't gone through the steps and if I didn't feel so desperate that I really was saying, 'I will do anything to overcome this and to feel better and to find peace.'" -Corrine Stokoe Show Notes:  1:40- First Contact With Pornography/Talking With Kids About Pornography 7:21- Telling Corrine 20:10- Intimacy Vs. Lust 25:36- ARP: AA Meets The Gospel 37:18- Why Do You Need A Sponsor? 42:06- Why Do the 12 Steps as the Spouse of an Addict? 46:27- Surrendering to the Savior Through the 12 Steps 49:08- Grateful for Addiction 52:46- A Message to Those Struggling With Addiction Now 54:18- A Message to The Spouse of an Addict 56:55- What Does It Mean To You To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Listen to the Mint Arrow Messages episode featuring Kristen Jenson, the author of "Good Pictures, Bad Pictures" by clicking here. Purchase "Good Pictures, Bad Pictures," here. Watch: What Should I Do When I See Pornography? for families Watch: The Church's new series about combating pornography Watch: Videos specifically for parents  Watch: Videos specifically for spouses of pornography users  Read Neil and Corrine’s Real Life Love Story on Mint Arrow. Read Part Two of Neil and Corrine’s Real Life Love Story. Listen to their story on Mint Arrow Messages. Listen to Part Two of Neil and Corinne's podcast episode about their experience. An introduction to Mandi and Court Gubler's story from the Deseret News. Listen to Corrine's recent interview with Mandi Gubler on Mint Arrow Messages. ”We don’t have to take things so personally. We take things to heart that we have no business taking to heart. For instance, saying “If you loved me you wouldn’t drink” to an alcoholic makes as much sense as saying “If you loved me, you wouldn’t cough” to someone who has pneumonia. Pneumonia victims will cough until they get appropriate treatment for their illness. Alcoholics will drink until they get the same. When people with a compulsive disorder do whatever it is they are compelled to do, they are not saying they don’t love you—they are saying they don’t love themselves.”-Melody Beattie in "Codependent No More" Visit the Church's "Addressing Pornography" website. "We need to be more patient with the process. We need to worry less about the speed at which we are moving and more about the direction we are going. We will not fully realize our divine potential in this life. And while we need to make wise use of our time in our mortal existence, we should remember that God does not deal with time in the same way we do. In fact, time as we understand it may not bind Him at all. As Alma noted, 'Time only is measured unto men.' Because speed is a measure of distance over time, if time becomes less relevant, so does speed. Thus, in eternal things, such as our ongoing progress in becoming like God, direction is more important than speed. In the long run, the direction we are headed matters much more than the rate at which we are moving." Kevin Worthen, "Knowing Who You Are."  Read Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s “Cast Not Away Therefore Your Confidence." Of all the illustrations of faith in the Lord, few stories are more powerful than that told of the pioneer who years later stood to defend the decision of the Martin Handcart Company to start for the Salt Lake Valley late in the year of 1856. He had been one of the nearly 3,000 Saints who walked from Iowa and Nebraska to Utah between 1856 and 1860 in one of 10 companies pushing and pulling handcarts loaded with their belongings. In a Sunday School class there was sharp criticism of the ill-fated Martin and Willie Handcart Companies, which met with tragedy because of their late start on the trek to the Salt Lake Valley. An elderly man arose and said: “I ask you to stop this criticism. You are discussing a matter you know nothing about. Cold historic facts … give no proper interpretation of the questions involved. Mistake to send the Handcart Company out so late in the season? Yes. But I was in that company and my wife … too. We suffered beyond anything you can imagine and many died of exposure and starvation, but … we became acquainted with [God] in our extrem[i]ties. “I have pulled my handcart when I was so weak and weary from illness and lack of food that I could hardly put one foot ahead of the other. I have looked ahead and seen a patch of sand or a hill slope and I have said, I can go that far and there I must give up, for I cannot pull the load through it. … I have gone on to that sand and when I reached it, the cart began pushing me. I have looked back many times to see who was pushing my cart, but my eyes saw no one. I knew then that the angels of God were there. “Was I sorry that I chose to come by handcart? No. Neither then nor any minute of my life since. The price we paid to become acquainted with God was a privilege to pay, and I am thankful that I was privileged to come in the Martin Handcart Company” (as quoted in David O. McKay, “Pioneer Women,” The Relief Society Magazine, Jan. 1948, 8). Shared in the January 1997 Ensign. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 17, 2019
Melissa Inouye: Why Loving One Another is More Than Bringing Casseroles
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Identity, creating understanding, covenants, a worldwide Church, faith crises, change in the Church—these are topics Melissa Inouye, a scholar, addresses in an effort to explain how she has “found the fruits of this life (the life of a Latter-day Saint) to be worthwhile—costly, to be sure, but also rich and nourishing, a source of deep joy.” "I believe that Christ is here in the Church and I've felt the power of God. And so, having had those experiences, I am absolutely committed to being where I am." Show Notes: 1:51- A Latter-day Saint Seven Days a Week 2:56- The Church Influencing Worldview 6:38- Lessons Learned From Being a Missionary 12:14- Belonging and Identity 18:44- Wins and Losses 20:57- Creating Unity in the Church 23:41- Helping Amidst Faith Crises 29:56- An Evolving Church 34:48- Cancer 36:47- What Does It Mean to Be All In The Gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 10, 2019
Dean Hughes: Digging Into Polygamy and Other "Muddy" Issues
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When Dean Hughes began writing his latest book, he didn't plan on writing about polygamy but the topic became impossible to ignore. At times, there are things (both past and present) that may affect our beliefs and be impossible to ignore. Dean describes these things as "muddy," but explains that there are faithful ways to approach seemingly messy aspects of our faith or our Church's history.  "There's never a time when the questions end but if you've had certain experiences in your life that verify your faith, then you rely on those." Show Notes: 3:47-Polygamy—Not an isolated challenge 5:57-Getting historical figures right 10:26- Balancing obedience and agency 11:33-Facing opposition 17:14-Looking at history through a 2019 lens 23:29- Honoring uncomfortable aspects of our heritage 24:21- Putting historical characters on a pedestal 30:20-An international Church 34:54- Approaching muddy topics today 38:12- What does it mean to be all in the gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 03, 2019
Mark and Lee Anne Pope: “All In” On and Off the Basketball Court
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There have been two constants in the lives of Mark and Lee Anne Pope—change and the gospel of Jesus Christ. But they are all about leaving it all on the court and not holding anything back, regardless of what might change. In their family, in their communities, on their teams and in the Church, Mark and Lee Anne Pope choose to be “All In.” "Being 'All In' also requires faith...it is quintessentially a leap of faith, to say, you know what? I can't guarantee this is going to work out. But I'm not going to keep a backup plan." Show Notes: 3:32- The daughter and wife of basketball coaches 6:25- Life in the NBA 10:20- Working for David Letterman 16:16- A love story 26:21- A foundation of gospel living 31:22- The vulnerability of being "All In" 37:30- Peter, the apostle 39:22- What does it mean to be "All In"  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 26, 2019
Olga Campora: Finding the Gospel Behind the Iron Curtain
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During the early 1980s in Communist-ruled Czechoslovakia, Olga Campora, then a young college student, became interested in yoga. Her interest led her to the home of a man who first taught her more about yoga, but eventually introduced her to the gospel of Jesus Christ.  "I have learned, through my life, how really important it is not to be afraid to take the imperfect action because it is by doing things that we really learn." Show Notes 2:43- Religious climate behind the Iron Curtain 5:51- Spiritually numb 12:00- Introduced to the gospel through yoga 23:38- Road to conversion 32:56- Baptism miracle 37:08- Sharing faith amidst communism 47:22- Changed by belief 55:08- What does it mean to be "All In" See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 19, 2019
Barbara Morgan Gardner: How Women (and Men) Misunderstand the Priesthood + What We Can Do About It
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Barbara Morgan Gardner’s journey to understanding her access as a woman to priesthood power began as a young girl wondering which scriptures applied to her and which didn’t. Today on “All In,” she shares both doctrinal insights and practical tips for accessing and celebrating the gift of priesthood power to both men and women. "There's no blessing, there's no privilege, there is no covenant, that God isn't allowing the women to partake of that He is allowing the men to partake of..." Show Notes:  1:27- How the Ensign article came to be 2:35- The dangers of a "horizontal" culture 6:09- Why should we care about women's access to the priesthood? 9:38- A personal desire to understand 16:43- The Oath and Covenant 21:17- How do we keep up?  27:11- Why presiding matters 32:19- Opportunities available to Latter-day Saints 35:20- Why we need priesthood holders 40:14- Giving credence to women's voices 43:42- What does it mean to you to be "All In" the gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 12, 2019
Steven Collis: Freedom To Live Our Beliefs
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The first time Steven Collis needed the protection of religious liberty came when he was a teenage boy with questions about God and the purpose of life. His thirst for truth as a youth led to deep convictions as an adult. Since joining the Church, Collis has devoted his professional life to protecting the rights of others to also find and live what they believe.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 05, 2019
Erik and Emily Orton: Navigating the Seas of Marriage
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This week, Emily and Erik Orton's book, "Seven At Sea," was recommended by The New York Times as one of the best travel reads of the summer but on this week's episode of "All In," the Latter-day Saint couple talks navigating the choppy seas of marriage. From communication to trust to embracing life together, Emily and Erik share their advice for marital smooth sailing. "He doesn't often calm the storm, even though He can. ...But He will and can calm us in the storm."  Show Notes: 2:34- Living in a NYC apartment with seven people 3:58- An intentionally balanced partnership 7:57- Fostering open communication in marriage 12:19- The middle school class that has impacted their marriage 18:05- Acknowledging and supporting your spouse's ideas 21:30- How sailing impacted their marriage 30:09- The wind and waves obey thy will 33:01- What does it mean to you be "All In" the gospel of Jesus Christ?  39:37- Addendum from Emily See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 29, 2019
Tad Callister: Making a Case for the Book of Mormon
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Tad R. Callister is among the most beloved Latter-day Saint authors whose titles include "The Infinite Atonement" and "The Inevitable Apostasy." In his new book, “A Case for the Book of Mormon,” the former Sunday School general president builds upon his general conference talk, which makes a full case (including what detractors might say) for this keystone of the Latter-day Saint faith, complete with witnesses, evidence and a closing argument. "I don't think anyone can gain a better understanding of the Savior and His Atonement and His all-encompassing powers, His love for us, than you can gain from the Book of Mormon. And so if you have a testimony of the Book of Mormon, you will have a testimony of Jesus Christ, you will have a testimony of His Atonement. It will give you hope, it will give you comfort, it will give you direction in life, purpose in life, meaning in life. It will be a rock foundation upon which to build." Show Notes:  3:16-Legal background 4:20-Why a Case for the Book of Mormon? 6:21-Why understanding the opposition is important 10:05- Brother Callister's personal testimony of the Book of Mormon 11:58- A book with a heartbeat 13:32- Why seek a personal witness of the Book of Mormon? 15:06- Arguments against the Book of Mormon 18:55- Responding to criticisms without contention 20:56- The importances of witnesses in making a case 22:05- Findings through writing "A Case for the Book of Mormon" 27:57- Parting words after release as Sunday School general president 29:06- Next year's "Come Follow Me" with the Book of Mormon 32:15-An exciting time to be a member of the Church 34:00-Closing argument and why Brother Callister is "All In" See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 22, 2019
Emily Snyder: "Choosing Deliberate" in an Unexpected Life
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Magnolia Chief of Staff Emily Snyder never imagined her life would include working for well known, influential people or getting an MBA from an Ivy League School. In fact, all she ever dreamed of becoming was a mother but when her life began to look very different than her dreams, she decided she couldn’t let it stop her from taking full advantage of her “one precious life.” “If I'm already a daughter of God, He already sees me as that. I don't have to become His daughter. I am. He loves me completely. And all these opportunities of growth and progression, and heartache, and brokenness are not things that I have to become something through. But they are simply opportunities for me to see who He already sees me to be, to see the strength that I already have.” Show Notes: 1:09- Have her bosses been as great as they seem? 2:39- A Life Different Than Planned 5:07- The Dream of Motherhood 8:48- Trusting Your Life To God 11:57- Marriage or Jesus Christ? 13:58- Choose Deliberate 19:42- The Road to Magnolia 23:52- Unity in Christ 24:43- Become Vs. Be 38:02- Lessons Learned From Julie, Clay, Chip and Joanna 42:33- What Does it Mean To You To Be All In? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 15, 2019
Bonus: The Bonner Family: Instilling a Love for Jesus Through Music
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Debra Bonner didn’t know she could sing and she didn’t know Jesus until a friend invited her to church when she was 13 years old. Since then, she has spent her life singing the good news of a Savior while instilling a love for Him in her eight children and to all within the sound of her voice. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 11, 2019
Bishop Gérald Caussé and Nicolas Giusti: Why the Presiding Bishop and His Friend Recorded An Album of Piano Duets
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In his spare time (that we doubt exists) the Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gérald Caussé, recently practiced and recorded piano duets with his Latter-day Saint friend, Nicolas Giusti, an acclaimed Italian composer and opera conductor from Rome. We spoke with the duo about their European heritage, how their families found the gospel and why Primary pianist is one of the best callings in the Church. "Now I can see a temple from the windows of my house. And so every morning when I wake up, I go and have my breakfast, and I look to the temple. And I think of when I was a young boy, and it would take two days to get to the temple in Switzerland. And it's almost as if I have to pinch myself and I say to myself, every time I see the temple, 'You must not consider this as commonplace. Don't get used to seeing the temple every day. This is a miracle everyday.'" Show Notes: 1:50- A European Kinship 4:01- Finding the Gospel 13:21- The Temples They Dreamed Would Be Built 19:00- A Love for Music 22:58- Primary Pianist, The Best Calling in the Church 26:56- A Universal Language 28:21- Why An Album of Piano Duets? 32:22- "Where Can I Turn For Peace," a Joyful Hymn 33:33- What does it mean to be "All In" the gospel of Jesus Christ? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 08, 2019
Scott O’Neil: Why This NBA CEO Joined the Church After Being Married To A Latter-day Saint For Over 20 Years
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Scott O'Neil, CEO of the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, doesn't have any hobbies. He is a husband, father, NBA CEO and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who believes prioritization is not a matter of balance but of being 100 percent present wherever he may be in the moment. He is the guy who smiles and says hi to every person he passes, calling many of them by name, and the recent convert who believes we all need to do more to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. "We need to do more. We need to be less insular. We need be more loving. We need to be more open. We need to be more assertive. We need to leverage social media. We need to leverage the people we know, the influence we have, and we need to do a better job because this gospel is too special and we need to do a better job sharing it."  Show Notes: 1:46- Scott's love for sports is NOT why he loves his job 2:54- Scott O’Neil, the recreation league girls basketball coach 5:54- How Scott O’Neil became an NBA CEO 7:22- When Scott met Lisa 23:12- Scott’s decision to meet with the missionaries 32:32- Experiencing “firsts” as a new member of the Church 36:55- Why being sealed to his family was significant/memories  39:20- Advice to other part-member families 41:18- Why Scott believes he joined the Church at the right time 43:20- Call for missionary work 44:03- Gratitude for his wife 45:58: Balancing being a husband, father, member of the Church and an NBA CEO 48:53- What it means to Scott to be “All In” the gospel of Jesus Christ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 01, 2019
Sheri Dew: Lessons Learned From (Literally) Following the Prophet
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Sheri Dew has written books about three presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this week’s episode, she shares stories and observations from a lifetime of documenting and witnessing the lives of living prophets. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 24, 2019
Surviving Columbine: God in the Midst of Tragedy with Will Beck
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Will Beck was a sophomore at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, the day of the Columbine shooting. 20 years have passed since that fateful day but on this week’s episode of “All In,” we talk with Will about his memories of that day, what he learned from that experience and how it has shaped his life in the years since. He also responds to those who may question where God was that day.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 17, 2019
Rob Gardner: Portraying the Savior in Music
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Rob Gardner is the composer of the well-known Easter oratorio “Lamb of God,” and the arranger of the Latter-day Saint favorite, “Savior, Redeemer of my Soul.” On this week’s episode, in preparation for Easter, we sit down with Rob to discuss what he has learned from composing music about the Savior. We also get Rob’s thoughts about what he believes those who knew and loved Christ during His mortal ministry must have felt and experienced during the final week of His life. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 10, 2019
Wendy Ulrich: How God Expects Women to Use Priesthood Power
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Are women meant to simply be recipients of the blessings of the Priesthood or do women actively participate in the Priesthood? Wendy Ulrich, who recently authored a book on the topic of women’s access to God’s power, explains that there are many ways women are able to, and even expected to, exercise Priesthood power. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 03, 2019
Spencer Hyde: Living With OCD
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Spencer Hyde first began to recognize symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder when he was 6-years-old. Since that time, he has repeatedly seen God’s hand in his battle against OCD. In this week's episode, we talk with Spencer about why God allows His children to struggle with mental illness and how the scriptures have aided him in that fight. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 27, 2019
Directing The Tabernacle Choir with Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy
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What would you ask the directors of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square if you could sit with them in the basement of the historic Salt Lake Tabernacle? We put a call out on Twitter for questions and Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy set out to answer them (and a few of our own) on this week’s episode of "All In."  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 06, 2019
Experiencing Excommunication with Perri Correia and Rory Mele
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Excommunication. It’s something we don’t talk about much within the Church but what motivates someone to return to Church membership after excommunication? What is the purpose of excommunication from the perspective of those who have experienced it? This is what we discuss with two men who have experienced excommunication firsthand on this week’s episode of “All In.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 27, 2019
Greg McKeown: Essentialism—A Disciple’s Path
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Greg McKeown has taught the principles of his book, “Essentialism,” to some of the most reputable companies in the world. On this week’s episode, McKeown explains why the way of the essentialist is really an effort to follow the example of Jesus Christ. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 20, 2019
Kim White: Choosing Faith in a Fight Against Cancer
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Kim White is a Latter-day Saint woman, a mother, a wife, a daughter and a friend who has been battling stage 4 cancer for nearly five years. On today’s episode, we talk with the woman thousands of Instagram users have come to love and pray for through her account @KimCanKickIt. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 13, 2019
Single in the Church Pt. 2 with Steve Soelberg and Sefa Palu
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Last week, we heard two young single adult women discuss their experience as Latter-day Saints but this week, we get the male perspective as “All In” host Erin Hallstrom sits down with two single Latter-day Saint men. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 06, 2019
Mallory Everton: Single in the Church Pt. 1
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In the first episode of this series about being single Latter-day Saints, “All In” host Morgan Jones and Mallory Everton, who is best-known for her work on BYUtv’s “Studio C,” discuss their experience as young single adult women in the Church. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 30, 2019
Nathan Pacheco: Consecrating Our Talents
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Nathan Pacheco was a senior at Brigham Young University when he heard Elder Jeffrey R. Holland make a statement that gave him the courage to pursue a career in music. He has since learned that sometimes dreams come true quickly and other times a bit more gradually. He has also found that dreams can change with time and sometimes living out those dreams looks different than we anticipated but if we consecrate those talents to the Lord, we will discover something even greater than we imagined. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 23, 2019
Bre Lasley: Recognizing God's Hand After Surviving an Attempted Murder
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Three years ago, Bre Lasley lived out most people’s worst nightmare when a stranger climbed through her bedroom window and attacked her. However, in a video following the attack Bre can be heard saying, “Heavenly Father was there the entire time, the entire time.” On this week’s episode of “All In,” Bre testifies of a living God who loves all of His children, even her attacker. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 16, 2019
Gerald Lund: Signs of the Second Coming
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Elder Gerald Lund began writing his first book about the Second Coming nearly 50 years ago. He has devoted much of his life to studying the topic and recently began working on a rewrite of “The Coming of the Lord.” In this week’s episode, Elder Lund answers questions from Twitter users about the Second Coming. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 09, 2019
Jane Clayson Johnson: Depression in The Lives of Latter-day Saints
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After a very successful career in network news, broadcast journalist Jane Clayson Johnson was finally the wife and mother she had always dreamed of becoming when she found herself overcome with a darkness she didn’t recognize. On this week’s episode, Jane discusses the clinical depression that blindsided her and what she has learned from interviewing over 150 Latter-day Saints who are also facing this difficult challenge. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 02, 2019
David Butler: When God Doesn’t Intervene, Does It Mean He’s Absent?
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David Butler’s love for God is contagious and, in this episode, we discuss God’s love for His children and our love for Him. How does God balance His love as a father with his allowance of our agency? If He truly loves us, why doesn’t He always intervene in times of trouble? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 19, 2018
Pt. 2: Bruce and Marie Hafen: Understanding and Navigating Stages of Faith
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“Being a doubting Thomas is not the end point of the journey of discipleship.” In part two of our conversation with Emeritus General Authority Bruce C. Hafen and his wife Marie, we delve deeper into why complexity and skepticism may be necessary for some people in the development of their faith. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 12, 2018
Bonus Episode: Introducing LDS Living’s This Is The Gospel Podcast
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The stories we tell matter. They can build our faith, help us empathize with others, demonstrate the true power of God in our lives, and help lead us to Christ. This Is the Gospel, a new storytelling podcast from LDS Living, collects and shares personal stories that illustrate the challenges and triumphs of living in the latter days. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 07, 2018
Pt. 1: Bruce and Marie Hafen: Understanding and Navigating Stages of Faith
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“Trust me, it’s going to be good.” We often speak of trusting God but will everything really be good in the end? Should we be worried when we, or those we love, are struggling to trust Him? Emeritus General Authority Bruce C. Hafen and his wife Marie share their concept of three stages of faith after a lifetime spent exploring difficult topics and seeking peace amid the complexities we all face in real life. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 05, 2018
Brad Wilcox: The ‘We’ in ‘After All We Can Do’
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You’ve likely read the scripture in 2 Nephi 25:23 that says, “It is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do." But who is the "we"? Does it simply refer to me and you? Or does the word "we" represent something more? Author and scholar Brad Wilcox shares his thoughts on this and other questions related to the topic of grace in this week’s episode of All In. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 29, 2018
Camron Wright: Finding God’s Plan for Your Life
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Camron Wright, author of “The Rent Collector” and “The Orphan Keeper,” attributes his becoming an author to somewhat of a mid-life crisis. What do we do when we feel like life comes to a standstill? How can we seek and find God’s direction for our lives while maintaining hope when answers are slow in coming? Is his guidance always manifest in miraculous ways? Wright shares his personal experience in this week’s episode of All In. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 21, 2018
Jon and Michelle Schmidt: Grace Found In the Search for Annie
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When Jon and Michelle Schmidt's daughter Annie disappeared while hiking in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge in 2016, they faced every parent's worst nightmare. On this episode, Jon and Michelle share with "All In" host Jamie Armstrong how their faith in the gospel sustained them during the grueling three-week search for Annie and how her body was miraculously found. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 14, 2018
Emily Belle Freeman and Nish Weiseth: Different Faiths and Deep Friendship
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How can we do a better job of building on common ground rather than creating artificial divides? Authors Emily Belle Freeman, a Latter-day Saint, and Nish Weiseth, a non-denominational Christian, are best friends who have built a strong friendship on a foundation of Christ. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 07, 2018
Brandon Mull, NYT Best-Selling Fantasy Author, Explains what Worldbuilding has Taught Him about God
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In the fourth episode of All In, host Erin Hallstrom talks with the author of the Fablehaven and Dragonwatch series, Brandon Mull, who reveals his past jobs and how he became a fantasy author. Brandon also discusses what creating a fantasy world has taught him about God and parenting. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 31, 2018
Zandra Vranes of “Sistas In Zion” and Laurel Christensen Day: Racism In the Church
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Zandra Vranes and Laurel Christensen Day’s friendship requires a conscious, deliberate effort to create trust. In this episode, they talk with “All In” host Erin Hallstrom about why they have chosen to create a strong relationship and understanding with one another by refusing to shy away from difficult conversations. Vranes and Day discuss how racism is manifest in the Church today and what we can all do to help each other feel at home in the gospel of Jesus Christ.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 23, 2018
Tim Ballard: Searching for Hope in the Fight Against Modern-Day Slavery
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Tim Ballard shares with “All In” host Jamie Armstrong the miraculous story of how two of the children he rescued became his own. Ballard explains how he discovered a passion for rescuing children from sex slavery, his gratitude for the influence of his wife and how he is able to bring light into the darkness because of the faith that carries him. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 23, 2018
Jenny Reeder and Janiece Johnson: How Church History Can Help Rather than Hurt Your Faith
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“All In” host Morgan Jones talks with two historians, Janiece Johnson and Jenny Reeder, who work to uncover and bring to light the stories of women in Church history. Janiece and Jenny discuss how Church history has strengthened rather than weakened their testimonies, the women they most admire from the past and what it means to be “All In” the gospel of Jesus Christ. They also discuss the historicity of “Jane and Emma” and whether it is okay to fictionalize history in film. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 23, 2018